A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Freedom to Choose


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!)

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Comments on: "Freedom to Choose" (2)

  1. Underlining and underwriting every word of your posting of today! You are just wonderful, Sarah!

  2. Sarah, you say it so well ! I miss you too ! I guess I have been up a few times and down a few times since we last crossed emails, but I tell you , after reading your blog, I always go back up. Many hugs to you Sis ! xxxJen

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