Today on the train I met an elderly man who had a zest for life. Having some time on my hands before work, I asked him to join me for a coffee and share his wisdom with me. In that half-an-hour of conversation we realised that regardless of our generational differences, we both had a lot to teach one another. Upon leaving, he gave me his email to stay in touch and thanked me for buying him a coffee, telling me that he’ll never forget this act of kindness.

In a rushed and technologically driven world we forget about the immeasurable impact of giving someone our time; it truly is the most rewarding gift you can give to both yourself and some-else.