As we go through this journey called life we make many connections, some are fleeting, and some endure however they all change and shape our lives in some way. We can meet people who become friends through extraordinary circumstances, and we can spend years with people we share a workspace with or even a living space and never become more than casual acquaintances.
One of my fellow residents is a people watcher, she is happy to watch the world outside her window, people going about their day, and it is through this pursuit that she has formed a wonderful friendship.
There is a lovely gentleman named Tim who walks his dog past our window every day, regular as clockwork, whatever the weather. Dot looks forward to seeing him and waits by the window to give him a wave. Dot and Tim have struck up an unlikely friendship, I think Tim looks forward to their little ritual as much as Dot does.
A friendship has blossomed and although due to the current guidelines it cannot progress past the point of a wave for the time being, they are both making plans and looking forward to the day when they can meet in person, to have a cup of tea and a chat without a pane of glass separating them.
We go about our days not always noticing what is around us, people walk past others without a second glance, everyone is so busy it is often not possible to stop and take it all in. We do not realise the difference we can make with even the smallest gesture.