random acts of kindness.
a smile at a stranger. the unexpected compliment. offering a hug. a hand written note. a surprise home cooked (vegan) meal for your partner.
this has been a very strange week for me, emotionally. i’ve been a tad bitter. i’ve put expectations onto others, which always lead to disappointment. i know better than that. i’ve been selfish perhaps, with too much emphasis on my needs. and in not getting what i feel i deserve or want, i turned cold. maybe even a little passive aggressive. such ugly qualities. it’s that child in me screaming “i want! i want! i want!.”
i don’t like feeling this way at all. it is an unattractive way for me to live. an unpleasant position. and i’d much prefer to simply be content and accepting of life’s results throughout the day. as i am not in control of them anyway, so why should i be controlled by them?
i have so much to be grateful for in my world. so much to smile about. yet i forget that when my mood takes over and my dark ego prevails, seeking fulfillment where fulfillment can’t possibly be found.
with that said, i decided i needed to come up with a way to bring my gratitude to the forefront daily. a way to remind me of why we as a human race are here. a way to take the focus off of me and my needs, and put that energy where it belongs…being of service to others, in a kind, gentle, human way.
so here is what i have decided to do:
I am committing to do more small acts of kindness. at least one a day, for the next 365 days. after that i am hoping it will just happen naturally, as it should. i am a kind-hearted person, most of the time, and i love to help others and be kind to others. however, i have a side that closes up quickly and when that happens, people know to get out of my way. my friendly face goes into hiding. i become unapproachable. and i do not like it when that happens. in fact, i can’t stand to be around myself when im in such ridiculous moods!
focussing on others through this new random act of kindness journey, will help me to stay away from that darker side, and focus on the good in me, and others. it is really remarkable how when we take the focus off ourselves and help others…bring kindness to others…..our own mood and souls are given a warmth that is unexplainable. it just feels right. bring others kindness and your gratitude will blossom tenfold. if you don’t believe me, follow me on this journey….
365 consecutive days of performing simple acts of kindness.
i will document the kindness daily on this blog. and for a girl who lacks strength in commitment, this is a big pledge. but i am on a journey of growth, so i am willing. and i look forward to it.
I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME ON THIS PLEDGE TOWARDS MORE KINDNESS, SERVICE, AND GRATITUDE. ADD YOUR EMAIL AT THE TOP OF THIS BLOG WHERE IT SAYS “FOLLOW MY MIND VIA EMAIL” AND YOU WILL NEVER MISS A DAY ON MY JOURNEY TOWARDS MORE KINDNESS. READY…SET….GO……..