Eventually a woman sat down and I felt Muriel jump up and down with excitement and I knew that this was who she was waiting for. It transpired that this woman was a carer who had looked after Muriel in her later years and considered that she had done nothing special. That whilst she had a relationship with this woman she felt she had just done her job.
Muriel, however didn't see it like that. She wanted to thank this lady for her kindness and understanding. For helping her go to the toilet and get dressed. For understanding her odd ways. For feeding her and being with her when she passed over. She wanted to say that she was watching over this lady and would always be there to help in any way she could. just like this lady had been there for her.
This got me thinking. Are we even aware of the effect of the things we do on those around us. A smile? Stopping to say hello to that older gentleman that we pass every day? We don't know how much we have altered the lives of those we have met, for better, or worse. But one thing is for certain the little things are important.