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Ray Dawnson – kindness superhero

Ray Dawson and Katherine Ledger standing together.

Today’s kindness superhero is Ray Dawson. His legacy of kindness lives on as people like Katherine share how they were touched and inspired by his practicing and sharing of kindness, helping those with no-one in their corner.

The thoughts and hearts of Team Time for Kindness are with all of Ray’s loved ones as they grieve his loss, and we hope that he inspires you to sprinkle some kindness into the world today in his memory.

Katherine’s post reads: “I switched off the news on TV, yesterday. With so much doom and gloom about, I prefer to focus on happier news. Losing a dear friend recently, even if difficult to do, let’s search for it. Here’s why:

That dear friend was Ray Dawson who up to 6 months ago published on here beautiful stories about practising kindness and compassion to fellow human beings, helping those with no one in their corner, mostly in secret. I often posted about him and told him I would again. So that is what I am doing now, sadly posthumously. Far and away the kindest, most positive person I have ever known. The world is a darker place without him in it. He was a true gentleman and an angel too πŸ˜‡. I miss him 😒

We talked incessantly on the phone or via zoom, one positivity hour zoom meeting lasting 5 hours! Here’s a photo of us, in happier times, having a coffee meeting in Salisbury 😊

So, instead of watching the news, I prefer to:

βœ” check important updates as they happen on my mobile
❀ try to keep control of my energy bills, and find things to do that warm the heart but don’t necessarily cost a lot of money. Like meeting a friend or going out for a country walk. Recently I telephoned as well as met for lunch and coffee, Heather Mills, who cheered me up immensely
πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ do exercise to release some feel-good endorphins too.

Due to some of my own complex family issues, I hadn’t properly spoken to lovely Ray since a zoom meeting in early Summer and then learned, via here, his health had deteriorated so far he had gone 😒. RIP Ray. Your kind legacy lives on πŸ™Œ

I would therefore urge you not to focus on dismal news but to spend time with loved ones and look up anyone struggling, sharing a kind word and helping hand, as Ray always did.

Take care and have a lovely weekend. Show compassion to others and most importantly begin with you. That is what I firmly believe we all should do πŸ€—

How will you take care of yourself and others this week?”