the simple, serendipitous things really is the best.
Each day I have a choice. I may make the world better for those I come into contact with. Or I may make it worse.
From the mother with a cranky child in tow to whom I give my place in line at the grocery checkout, to the mailman/woman I smile at, to the husband to whom I give the benefit of the doubt. All too often, it takes a Katrina, Hurricane Irene, a tsunami, Tohoku earthquake, Christchurch quake, a medical crisis, or a 9/11 to encourage me drop my guard and embrace my common humanity.
While others call it random acts of kindness or pay-it-forward, I call it the ministry of the everyday” or uncommon sense. Whatever I call it, it’s the everyday opportunity to reach out to others and let them know how important they are.
How do I change the world? One person at a time. One person at a time…
At this point in my life, I’ve noticed–for the 50-year-old me–I think more and more about my purpose here, the meaning of life, how I am going to make an impact. I had tea with a friend last week. We were talking about the fact that we may not all be Oprah; but, in our small way, we may positively affect another person. That is what it is all about, isn’t it? On a small scale, one person at a time. Love, kindness, joy, inspiration. You all touch me.
I’m not a Pollyanna. I truly believe that with all my heart. It is what hauled me out of the depths of mood swings and has been God’s greatest gift…the awareness of purpose. I try to do at lease one good thing a day–even if I don’t get out as a person–I can be nice online too. (Oh yeah, I made another Brainy Zany in wee size that fits a preemie/newborn….and it went home with my knitterly friend Sami yesterday.)
And that’s what it’s all about…Today, you and I connected. And if enough people do this, we can change the world.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)