I am reminded today of a variety of things. I was able to get up this morning, move on my own, make breakfast for my niece, take the dog for a walk and feel the wind blow (extremely hard at times), but feel it none the less. I had coffee with my parents, have talked to several friends and as I was checking out at a store I was told that someone is thinking of me and my family throughout this holiday season. That gave me a good feeling. I tried to return that favor when I saw someone in the store feel a bit of frustration over the fact that they were out of turkey roasting bags so I told her I had an extra at home that I would be happy to share. It's a simple thing - this kindness deal.
I am reminded today that this little town in a (what some would say is) very remote corner of Northwest Kansas is alive and a great place to have grown up in and return to - whether it be for a visit or to live.
In this world filled with chaos and confusion about what is right and wrong, who's fault it is, who we should believe and who we should not, there is comfort and peace and even a sense of serenity. And.... might I add - it can be found anywhere, if we just choose to look. To open our eyes to the possibilities.
For you see, when I was growing up, I couldn't wait to leave. I needed to breathe. I needed life. I needed to be in the city or at least somewhere where not every single person knew who I was and what was happening in my life. I'm not saying I will be moving here on a permanent basis, but I certainly have a new perspective and promise to do what I can to help this little community stay alive.
Have you seen or heard the one of the things Mother Teresa used to say? "Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile." - Mother Teresa.
It matters not to me whether you believe in God or not. Whether you would consider yourself spiritual or not. You may believe in aliens and UFO's and that's your right, your choice. It does matter to me that I try to live each day with kindness on my face, in my eyes and in my smile. It matters because hopefully, that simple gesture can somehow brighten your day or that of someone else and give them the feeling that there is still good in this world that it's not all chaos and confusion, fighting and war. That there are things worth living for, with and so much more to come. We are given this life to live and live by example is what I hope to do.
Where are your simple reminders today and how can you shed a bit of kindness in this world?
To joy and good health...
When I set up my website and blog under the author section it reads "Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview." Whew - cuz that's all I've got for the moment. I'm a pretty simple person who lives life lovingly. I care deeply and am passionate about many things. I have always had a spirit of (I'm going to call it) entrepreneurship so have been self-employed about as much as I've been employed by others. This is a place where I share thoughts, ideas and happenings. I'm finding that sharing my story (life) helps me as much or more than it helps others and I find that empowering. Keep doin' what you love and lovin' what you do! XO-KM