Today is the day… for Random Acts of KindnessPosted: January 24, 2012
Today is the day I resurrect my blog. Today is the day I get off of my laurels and do something to make a change for the better in this world. On this day, January 24th, I dedicate myself to bringing kindness, positiveness and good energy into the world. Going onto any mainstream news website, you can see this world is a little screwed up. Wars, violence and devastation are everywhere. People’s values and morals are dropping, as is their inspiration and hope for a better tomorrow. With the recession in its 4th year, people are financially and emotionally tired of being strained. Looking on the surface level, it seems that things seem to just be getting worse.
Well, I am here to tell you they are and they aren’t. There’s still a lot of good out there in the world, and it’s due to people like me and you, who refuse to buy into how the media portrays our world– negatively. We don’t get to hear too much about these people, because they generally don’t sell stories. Or maybe it’s that the general public needs sad stories to read to feel better about their own situations. They don’t realize that hearing inspiring stories that are positive and full of hope are much more beneficial to their emotional, psychological and physiological health than the negative stories. Hearing and reading about good news can help build your resolve and give you a brighter outlook (even on the cellular level)– no matter what your situation.
With this in mind, I decided that today–on my birthday– I am going to give the world the best gift I can; Gifts of Kindness– putting positive energy out there for anyone to run with. One gift for each year of my life. I figure this is a great way to “be the change you want to see in the world,” as Gandhi put it. I will report on my acts here in this blog, and on Facebook. One of the acts is restarting this blog to add goodness out there in cyber space, as another resource to go to for refueling your spirit. If you are reading this blog and are moved by any of the words above– enough to do an act of kindness– please share it with me as I would love to hear how you “gave back” today.
Today I will not accept traditional gifts, but only those of compassion. Time to make a difference… there is no time like the present!