Good morning SMASH crew and welcome to day 3 of our 7 days of kindness challenge. Sam here!
Make time for someone
How often do we make ourselves available for someone that may be in need of a chat? Today, why don't you take some time, be it 5 minutes or an hour to catch up with somebody and allow them to open up if they need to.
Having been a listening volunteer with the Samaritans I know how important having a listening ear can be. To some it is a way to offload their niggles from their day and for others it is a lifeline. Maybe you have a friend or colleague who is always "fine" when asked "how are you" - offering that little extra time to explore what "fine" entails could make all the difference.
Make a brew, call that friend, make yourself available...
Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can't pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.
Have an wonderful Wednesday - and if anybody needs that listening ear the SMASH team are always here
Sam & Ashley