He seats us near the front of the bus so we get a good view.

On the way to the vineyards, we stop for a rest and coffee break in a small town, where the tour guide informs us:)(We’ve never been asked to provide our own crackers at a wine tasting before, but all the other patrons seem keen, so we follow along, and buy a small packet of eight crackers. I’m starting to wonder if crackers are a form of currency in wine country, like cigarettes in prison.

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I couldn’t believe that a complete stranger knew what I needed when I didn’t even know myself.

The next day, I made sure to stop at a coffee shop that is walking distance to the veterinary hospital and got her a gift card, and I wrote her a thank you note.

One day, I am very busy and overtaxed when a lady walks up to me.) I struggle with anxiety and while I have recently figured out a very effective way to manage it, this happened shortly before I did that.

It was kind of the wake-up call I needed to make me realize I needed some help. I have a little black kitty who had been acting like she had a bladder infection or UTI, so I took her in to the vet’s office.

She got the baby possum out of its crate and handed him to me!

I couldn’t focus on anything except the adorably ugly little rodent in my hands, so my anxiety attack quickly passed.

(I have been working at the same bookstore for three years, but I have a terrible memory for faces and names.

Customers remember me much more frequently than I remember them.

She wasn’t working when I brought it in, but I hope it made its way to her and I hope she knows just how much I appreciate her.

It wasn’t a big thing that she did, but it made a big difference to me!

(I am in a queue of people waiting to be served at the only till that was open. The shop is having a promotion for Christmas, asking people to donate £1 for a dog food in a local shelter for the holiday period.