A few that have followed the blog for a while may remember back to last year. December 13th. is my birthday and this year as I did last year I am make a very specific request of anyone and everyone that may read this to give me a birthday present. In fact this year I am getting greedier and am going to actually ask for 2 presents. Hey, I am turning the big 55 and that is something for me to celebrate. I made it to 55 and I think I do deserve a present, so here is what I ask:
Gift #1: I know each and everyone of us perform countless acts of kindness every day. But, there just never can be to much kindness spread around the world. My request is that everyone actually go out of their way to look for an opportunity to do something just a little extra. How big, or how small doesn’t matter. Any act of kindness is an act of love, from a loving heart. We would all like to see the world changed to a better place. How can we possibly hope to have anything change, if we don’t start to do things differently. If we all just continue to do the same thing in the same way day after day, nothing will ever change, how can it or why would it?
Everything we do in life has a ripple effect be it positive or negative. It affects those around us, who pass it on to the next, who pass it on, on and on it goes. One single act can be passed on to more people than we can imagine.
Please let us, each start our own little ripple. All of our individual little ripples, when joined all together could create a flood of kindness that just floods the world.
Our world is filled with so many wonderful people, it just shines. Every act of kindness makes it shine just a little brighter, every such act does in fact make the world just a little a bit better place to live. Can we take the world from just shining and make it absolutely glow? Please, lets try, it can take hardly an individual effort at all.
To me, merely knowing even one little extra act of kindness was extended, will be the most precious thing I could ask for.
Not feeling so spry, so I will continue this later of possibly tomorrow with my second request.
Sorry you’re not feeling well Bill. I will give you that birthday present.
Thank you Gina
I will, too! I’m sitting here brainstorming for ideas.
Hi Jill, anything will do big or small doesn’t matter. I thank you
Ripple rolling, here in London.
Hi Roads, glad to hear of the ripples in London, I thank you.
Hi Bill, I hope this is not inappropriate.
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep
and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
Hi Henri, this is beautiful, I thank you for sharing it. I am going to put it up as a post I want to ensure all read it.
(again, thanks Henri………that’s a keeper)
And Bill….ummmmm…..I’m in for Gift #1.
Now, about Gift #2……..
hi Mel, thanks for the gift one. This morning I posted my request for gift 2, let me know what you think
Hi Bill, I’m so glad you wrote about your good day yesterday. I hope today is bringing you as much contentment.
Praying for you,
Snx for you job!
It has very much helped me!