2.10.08

{the kindness of strangers}

Tuesday morning, while caught in the pouring rain waiting for the traffic signal to change, a stranger happened along and silently, gallantly sheltered me under his umbrella . . .

{life is filled with beautiful moments}


{wrap up of the week's preppy posts + a few extra links:}
> horse show ribbons
> winning horse stories series at nibs: {1, 2, & 3}
> country tweed wedding dress
> the crested blazer
> all's fair in love in wellies

{p.s.}
> pay someone a compliment today

{images: 1 - flickr ; 2 -
In The Mood For . . .; 3 - Elegant Bride via nibs}

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30 Comments:

Blogger Laura said...

You should send that story to operation nice! :)

October 02, 2008  
Blogger Kacey Randolph said...

Beautiful photos. The kindness of strangers always gives me reassurance that there is more good that bad in the world.

October 02, 2008  
OpenID dolcechic said...

Random acts of kindness not only have a way of changing ones day, but at times an entire life!!! Great post!

October 02, 2008  
Blogger AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Acts of kindness always have a way of restoring my faith in humanity no matter how small.
Compliment: I like this post today!
Lisa & Alfie

October 02, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Laura - thanks so much for introducing me to Operation Nice :)

October 02, 2008  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

random acts of kindness...small gestures that make all the difference in someones day!! glad you didnt get wet!

October 03, 2008  
Blogger leaca said...

beautiful.

October 03, 2008  
Blogger Songy said...

Life is indeed filled those! I was at a Capella concert the other day and the band decided to sing a song in Korean. I was the only Korean speaking person in the audience. It was priceless. Their performance brought tears to my eyes. It was utterly beautiful...although their Korean pronunciation wasn't the best.

October 03, 2008  
Blogger vicki archer said...

Love these images and I love the idea that there are gallant gentlemen in this world.

October 03, 2008  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

thank you so much for the link, my love!

and that is so sweet, especially that he remained silent :)

love your photos, as always.

xo joanna

October 03, 2008  
Anonymous juliette c. said...

lovely pictures!

October 03, 2008  
Blogger Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW! I freaking LOVE these photos!

October 03, 2008  
Blogger Easy and Elegant Life said...

Chivalry, although slumbering quietly in some corners of the world, sometimes pokes its nose out to take the air. Hooray for the gentleman in question!

October 03, 2008  
Blogger Chloe's Chic Conception said...

I love these photos! Gorgeous! Sometimes even a smile can make someone's day :)

October 03, 2008  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

What a nice thing to do! And such perfect photos to accompany the story. How have you been, my dear?

October 03, 2008  
Blogger littlebyRD said...

What a great story. It's good to get reminders like this. Sometimes I think we all get so busy and wrapped up that we forget basic kindness and how much it means to others. Have a wonderful weekend!

October 03, 2008  
Blogger Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

aw, precious! loved this nice story.

PS. YOU are nice.

have a great weekend!

xo

October 04, 2008  
Blogger Debbie said...

A stranger’s kindness is truly a gift. I love the photos and your story.

My repair man called me before he arrived this week to see if I wanted him to bring me a cup of coffee from Dunkin Doughnuts. Totally made my day.

Blessings - Debbie

October 04, 2008  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

Great photos... lovely post!

October 05, 2008  
Blogger Alys said...

These photos are enchanting! Thank you for sharing...I will be back for more eye candy shortly, xo Alys

October 05, 2008  
Blogger Tracy Elaine said...

When I was single and in college, I went alone to a No Doubt concert. A very nice guy stood behind me the entire show and silently protected me from the mosh pit that opened up behind us. The guy took elbows to the back for an hour for me, and tried for nothing in return. At the end of the show, he left with his friend without anything more than a "good bye" and a smile.
It's one of my favorite memories ever.
I admit that I have on occasion held my umbrella over a stranger's head. The one thing that makes me feel better than being the recipient of random acts of kindness is being the giver.

October 05, 2008  
Blogger Trixy Tran said...

What a nice gesture (:

October 05, 2008  
Anonymous Isa said...

I do love this pics of Scarlett, there is something so romantic in it ...

October 06, 2008  
Blogger Joslyn said...

oh i love this...random acts of kindness (and chivalry) lovely.

October 06, 2008  
Blogger hello gorgeous said...

This is such a personal thing to say and I wasn't really brave enough to say it on my blog but my first husband died 7 years ago today and while we were at the gravesite, it was pouring. Someone appeared beside me with an umbrella and walked me into the church.

I'm married to him now.

October 06, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Hello everyone! Hope you had a lovely weekend. Loved hearing some of the stories of your random encounters with the kindness of others.

Vicki Archer & Easy and Elegant Life – yes, isn’t it wonderful that chivalry is alive and well?

The Lil Bee – have been very well, thanks for asking :)

Littlebyrd & Melissa – thanks for the weekend well-wishes

Debbie – your repair man sounds fantastic – handy and thoughtful – definitely a winning combination :)

Tracy Elaine -- loved your story! Such a lovely memory to have of that night

October 06, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Hello Gorgeous – your story is amazingly touching, and with such a moving ending -- thanks so much for sharing it with us.

xo

October 06, 2008  
Blogger Chessie said...

The first photo of the horse is exquisite.

October 07, 2008  
Blogger The Cwtch said...

Oh hooray for the lovely man! It's amazing how small acts of kindness like this cost nothing to give but can really change someone's day for the better. Let's all try doing it today ...

October 09, 2008  
Anonymous Jiovanni said...

:) That's all I have to add.

October 13, 2008  

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