Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by CllrZoeFranklin on 5 February, 2009

Family photo in the snow

I have to confess that I’ve been completely stunned by the snow this week. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this much snow and I certainly haven’t seen snow that has stayed around for so long!

As well as being struck by the beauty of the snow I have also been surprised by the real sense of community care and spirit it has produced. On Monday my husband and I rung an elderly friend of ours from church who said to us “Thank you for ringing but I’ve been inundated with offers of help.” She continued to explain that amongst calls from other friends one of her neighbours children had knocked on her door, along with every other resident in her road which is made up predominately of elderly residents, to check that she was OK and whether she needed anything from Tescos.

That person didn’t have to knock on those 30-something doors but they did and they showed those residents that they are not invisible but are instead cared for. Some may accuse us of being an uncaring society but that story shows that there are still people who care and will the extra mile to help people.

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