I have a lot of saved drafts, being posting that I partially completed but didn’t finish for one reason or another. The most likely reason is that when I returned to it I just couldn’t seem to regain the same train of thought I had started with and just didn’t know if there was some sort of point I was trying to make, I have forgotten what is there and just started an new one on the same lines. Occasionally, I will go back to them and can maybe complete them.
I was poking through them last evening and found one that I had started exactly one year ago today. The timing is right so I am picking it up and finishing it off. Here we go:
Every year I flat our ask for a birthday present from any and all that may read this. Well I am doing it again, flat out asking for birthday presents from all. I am in fact asking for the same present from all.
What is it I am asking for? A simple random act of kindness. This gesture of kindness can be done for anyone. Who it is done for doesn’t matter at all. The what it is exactly again doesn’t matter at all. It can be big, it can be small, it doesn’t matter at all.
I know all do countless act of kindness on a daily basis, I realize and appreciate that. What I am asking for is for just one little extra act be done. Where we specifically look for, watch for any opportunity to do a little something for someone else. Not because we have to, not because it is expected of us. but purely from the love and goodness contained within our hearts. Ever act we preform has ripple effects and will be passed on, how far will it be spread we are never to know. How great will the ripple effect be again we may never know. We are content within our hearts knowing we did something good for someone else. Not because we had to but because we wanted to.
The gift to me is knowing acts of kindness are being done, well to celebrate my birthday. Something like that has to make a person feel good. My birthday is coming up on December 13th and I hope you will share with me what you have done.
Again, as I said the size of the act doesn’t matter or for whom it is done doesn’t matter. What matters is that something is done.
I remember reading a saying some where that went something like this;
“For want of a nail a horse shoe was lost,
For want of a horse shoe a horse was lost,
For want of a horse a message was not delivered and lost,
For want of the message not being delivered a war was lost.”
Did this ever actually happen, I have no idea, but it really illustrates my point about the ripple effect. Can I see that such a scenario could be possible , yes I can. Something as tiny and seemingly insignificant as a simple nail or I suppose the lack of one created such a huge ripple effect. We just can never know how far and how deep a simple act can spread.
Please, let’s all get together and create so many ripples it creates a tidal wave that will sweep the world with kindness and good deeds.
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