I often get an impulse to do something nice, but too often, I don’t act upon it.

I wait too long and the moment passes.

I underestimate the potential impact and don’t think that it’s worth the effort.

Or I just pretend that I’m too busy and ignore the impulse.

Last weekend was Hayden’s first football match for the season.

One of his wonderful team-mates was selected as captain for the season ahead and it was supposed to be a great day for him, but things didn’t go according to plan.  Early in the second half, he was crunched by an opponent and screamed in pain.

A trip to the hospital followed and the newly crowned skipper was diagnosed with a broken collarbone.

From the excitement of a new season, to the realisation that he is going to spend the next 8-10 weeks on the sidelines.  Poor kid.

When we got home, I had an idea.

So the next day, I bought a get well soon card and got it signed at training by the entire team, letting him know that we were all thinking of him.

Honestly, it was only a small action, but it meant a lot to Hayden’s team-mate and his family.

It was an impulse that I acted on and I’m glad that I did.

I need to do that more often.

I suspect that we all do.