I know it’s dangerous for me to watch DIY SOS and this week’s episode was no different. The team helped a single mum and her autistic son. Queue tissues on the screen and on my sofa. All they did was to make her life easier, to make her house a home.
This week has been full of moments of human kindness amidst a week of horrors. With riots happening in places up and down the UK, reading my twitter feed was incredible, moving and just touching. First there were tweets of support for those in the affected cities. Then there were tweets and re-tweets making sure people were getting home safely or had somewhere to stay. Then the tweets organising the clean ups.
Thousands of people, who probably don’t know each other apart from twitter, were/are all reaching out to each other. Supporting each other, helping each other and just being there for each other.
There are days I hate the way we have moved forward with technology. How we all seem to forget the simpler things in life. How money drives everyone and everything. But there are brief moments I am blown away. Tonight I am all warm and fuzzy in side at modern technology and twitter.
To all my twitter friends who I don’t know at all and would probably walk past in the street without realising, you all are so lovely.