It’s been such a long time since I’ve written! But I’m writing now and that’s all that really matters. Like everyone, around the end of one year and beginning of the next, I’m reading and hearing a lot about making resolutions. How many should you make? Should you make them at all? What percentage of people actually keep them and for how long? I’m not going to attempt to answer any of those questions, but I am going to share my one goal for the new year. Yes, only one, because I invariably make far too many and keep none of them! It’s simply to spread kindness, one tiny act at a time. Wherever I can, whenever I can. Sadly, not one of us alone has the power to change our world from a place where horrendous acts of violence have become all too familiar to our ears to a utopia where we all live in peace, love, and harmony, but each of us on our own CAN make a little ripple in the atmosphere, that like the butterfly’s wings will have far-reaching effects.
Maybe you heard about the recent 228 cars long pay-it- forward domino occurrence at a Tim Horton drive thru in Canada. Here’s the link just in case you didn’t :
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/12/23/mb-tim-hortons-kindness.html. Anyway, that just illustrates perfectly how one person’s simple act of kindness towards an absolute stranger affected so many others! That 228 car story gives me renewed hope and makes me want to be a part of a world-wide movement of quiet, undercover do-gooders who not only dream of a better world for their children and grandchildren, but do something to try to create it. It doesn’t always have to cost money either. We can simply be extra kind to the cashier who seems like the world has been beating her up today. We can let the mom with the screaming kid go ahead of us in the check-out line. We can just remember to say thank you and have a good day to those who serve us. When we act with kindness, we act in love, and that really is what the world needs now, more than ever before. We could still resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, exercise, and eat healthier etc., but let’s also do something else that’s frankly far more easy and far-reaching! Let’s resolve to act with love, by being a little kinder this year whenever and wherever we can!
Peace and Love