Today I'm off to see a friend and I mentioned that I'd be picking up some food for us along the way. The Frenchman asked what kind of food she likes. I didn't know. I didn't ask. I figured I'd figure it out once I got closer or I'd just pick up something that looked super tasty.
And there he goes again, offering his help should I need to find a specific cuisine along my path from NDG to Mont Royal so that my friend can have her favourite thing.
His generosity and kindness extends to everyone. It's not specific to me. He wants everyone taken care of and does all he can to make another person happy and comfortable.
From the day I moved in, he has offered to help me at my place in any way I need, each and every day. I have yet to take him up on his daily offer because my joy comes from the transformation I create, but it's comforting to know he is there.
After our dinner the other night he walked me home and I invited him to stay warm inside while he waited for his friend to pick him up to go help another friend move.
And even though it was only a 5 minute wait, his first thought was to offer to help me during those 5 minutes. I declined so we sat and talked amongst the chaos and Chloe got to meet him.
I cannot even list all the ways he offers himself, his time and his energy to me each day since the first day he ever messaged me.
But the thing is, he is not different with others. Everyone seems to get access to this man's thoughtfulness.
Even before I moved and he had helped me immensely already, I asked him how is it that he is so generous with himself and his time. He didn't really understand what I meant. He is just being himself.
I've never met anyone like him. And I'm not saying that in a romantic way as it has yet to be seen if it will go in that direction (we've only met once so far), but I genuinely have never met a human as generous and thoughtful as this this one.
We talk on the phone daily, sometimes multiple times a day, and it all feels quite natural that he would be part of everything in my world.
There isn't a chunk of time within a 24 hour period that he doesn't infuse with kindness. He is always there. Just one message or one call away no matter what.
He is like a safety bubble surrounding Mandyland, and it allows me to roam within the city knowing that I have everything I need at my disposal should I find myself lost in a snow bank somewhere.
What a way to learn Montreal.
He actively demonstrates how to be a good human. How to add light and ease to the world around you. How to put yourself in another's shoes - something I am rarely able to do.
So from him I learn. And I receive and I give. And I thank him daily for all the ways he spoils me, which for me are the ways that matter the most.
He spoils me with his time, his attention, his words and his energy and a hearty dose of kindness.
The greatest gifts for a woman like me.
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