Good news concerning Sam’s tail. The tail is now injury-free and Sam is feeling pretty good about life. His good humour is further enhanced by the fact that he has been acting ‘King’ of the basket this week and during the preceding half term week as George had gone missing. It was not known whether George had been misplaced by a Little Dragon or whether, being very curious about the outside world, he had perhaps gone AWOL. The mystery was solved this morning as he was found to be hiding in the trunk of one of the bicycles. He was quite relieved to be back home in his appointed place where his every wish is attended to, his various needs addressed and where he feels safe and secure.
We can probably all understand how George’s feeling of safety and security were threatened by his little adventure. We often go along from day to day without giving much thought to possible aberrations and upsets. Then, often without warning, things go amiss and our lives are turned upside-down and we find ourselves having to cope with unexpected, sometimes seemingly unmanageable, events. We can feel really isolated as we gather ourselves into coping mode. If we are lucky we can call upon friends to support us at such times. They aren’t always able to give practical help but we feel supported by their care and concern.
Equally, and perhaps more importantly, we can be there to support others by our care and concern for their well-being. A smile or a quick, ‘Hello!’ may be just the thing that another person may require to brighten a bad day or lighten what seems to be an unsolvable problem. It doesn’t take much time or effort and a side-benefit is that our own day will feel brighter. This may be an old adage – or I may have just made it up – ‘A Smile a day can keep problems at bay.’ Corny, but true!