Random acts of kindness

On Saturday, Danda and I went to Brighton and whilst pottering about, we saw a Lush shop. Lush shops smell amazing. You always know there’s one nearby cause you can smell it before you see it. I then always have to go in and poke around and pick things up and smell them.

Whilst poking around and picking things up and smelling them, a shop assistant came over and mentioned that the shampoo bar thing I was looking at is the one she uses.

“I had this shampoo bar once,” I told her. “I also had one of those moisturiser bars over there once. I was a poor student and I’d really splashed out by getting them. They smelled amazing and I was really excited. I was away from home, I forget where I was. I had a shower that evening and used both. But then I left the next morning and left them behind….. I’ve never really got over that.”

“I can see it’s really traumatised you,” she said.

“It did,” I said. “It was 7 years ago now and I still think about it.”

I wandered off and looked vaguely at face masks and bath bombs and ended up buying something small for a friend. Since the incident where I left the shampoo and moisturiser behind, I’ve not bought anything from Lush for myself. It’s like I can’t be trusted with it.

After I got home that evening, I was emptying my bag out and I found the paper bag with the little present in I’d bought for my friend. But there was something else in the bag too.

I guessed it was just a little sample thing so I opened it… And there was a moisturiser bar in there. I couldn’t work it out until I saw a little card stuck on the bag.


How brilliant is that?!

16 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex Jones on September 30, 2013 at 11:01

    Awesome, such small actions make this world a brighter place to live in.


  2. Posted by Our Adventure in Croatia on September 30, 2013 at 11:38

    brilliant story!


  3. What a wonderful gift. I think you should go back and buy the shampoo bar, too!


  4. I just like the way you say “pottering about.” I’m going to tell Darren we need to go potter about and see what he says :] You English just sound smart every time you talk :]


  5. Posted by racheve on September 30, 2013 at 12:40

    that would have made my day, week even!!


  6. Posted by Clouds N Cups on October 1, 2013 at 02:49

    Awww… sweet! πŸ˜€

    Happy October, my friend!

    May this month be of a sweet and wonderful one for you and your loved ones!

    Cheers!! πŸ˜€


  7. Posted by Rina on October 1, 2013 at 13:23



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