Some time ago I wrote this. It wasn’t really a post about religion, it was a post about human kindness and the fact that it prevails, despite everything.
There must have been something in the air because around the same time Susie over at New Day New Lesson started the Kindness Club, inspiring loads of like-minded people to spread a little kindness through her weekly prompts. If there’s anything that deserves to go viral it’s initiatives like this one.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about Cybermummy. I’ll admit that initially I was sceptical. Primarily it was a cost issue, I couldn’t sanction spending that kind of money on myself to attend a conference that I thought wouldn’t really benefit me a great deal. And when I say that I mean no disrespect to the organisers, just that I didn’t see myself as the target market in my capacity as amateur blogger.
So I ruled myself out, and ignored the pangs of jealously as I saw the list of gorgeous people who I’d love to meet in real life growing.
Then something wonderful happened. A chance meeting with London City Mum at Innocent, the briefest of conversations concluded with ‘that’ question. “Are you going to Cybermummy?”
…then smiles and goodbyes and put it out of minds. Until last week when the very lovely LCM contacted me and asked if I’d like to go, and if I would then she’d sponsor me.
What do you do when someone makes a genuinely altruistic offer?
React in a cynical way obviously – I asked what I’d need to do. Would LCM require me to wear a sandwich board? Was there a list of caveats to be fulfilled?
“No, I’d just like you to be there.”
“oh” (in a very small voice)
and “Yes please!!!”.
Since then I’ve been trying to think about what I can do to say thank you, apart from the obvious “THANK YOU LCM, YOU’RE UTTERLY GORGEOUS!!!”
I’ve found something.
In just over a week LCM is taking part in the Henley Triathlon to raise money for Cancer Research. On June 13th (that’s a Sunday), this fabulous woman will be swimming 400m, cycling 25km and then running 5km. Then she’ll quite possibly be shuffling to the nearest pub for a well deserved celebratory snifter. You can read all about her motivation here on her Just Giving page. Please take a minute to go and have a look, and do consider sponsoring her. I’m deffo going to…
And in the meantime I’m looking forward to meeting you all at Cybermummy….that day when we all mystically transform from virtual beings into real life, walking, talking weirdos. I can’t wait!
P.S I’ll be the one wearing the sandwich board 😉