Dancing outside my comfort zone

A few hours ago, I had a wonderful idea for a blog topic, but I got involved in getting ready to go dancing and forgot to write it down.  So now, here I sit, topic-less.  (but I did have a wonderful time dancing tonight, so I guess there are trade-offs!) 

Sometimes, it would be nice if I could reshuffle things in my brain to bring the one thought I’m looking for to the surface.  This would also be helpful when the word I’m looking for is just on the tip of my tongue, but I can’t get my tongue out of my cheek! 

This topic block could prove to be very annoying over the next few days as I have a holiday plus two vacation days and I’d planned to do some non-blog writing during that time.  If my brain is freezing now (or to be more accurate, losing things), my writing sessions could prove quite challenging.  (there I go again, having to sift through stubborn brain matter for a word!) 

I guess I shouldn’t stress myself out too much over this as I’ve seen my blog traffic go from about 60 hits a month to over 1200 in the last few months!  If I’m not informative, I guess I must be marginally entertaining! 

(this is me, sifting through the last few hours, trying to find that errant blog topic)    “To Blog or not to Blog, that is the question.  Whether t’is nobler…”  No that wasn’t it!
Illustration of a girl writer with hands on chin while thinking Stock Photo - 17430182I suppose I could steal a topic from one of my fellow bloggers and talk about random acts of kindness.  It’s a subject I’ve found quite fascinating for awhile now.  I know that people have had “random act of kindness” days and such, but what if we got a random acts of kindness challenge going?  (please don’t tell me that it’s already been done.  I’ve heard it said that there are no original ideas any more.  The originality comes in the way you weave the story around the idea. 

What I’m thinking is that each of us makes a point of committing one random act of kindness per day.  It doesn’t have to be something grand like helping a destitute mother of 8 or anything.  It can be as simple as lifting someone’s spirits or giving someone with only 2 or 3 items your place in the checkout line.  How many times do you wish that bozo who just sped up as you were trying to merge onto the freeway would just give you some space? 

Someone has to set the example, so why can’t we do it?  There’s no doubt in my mind that if enough of us start letting people merge in front of us, take their 2 or 3 items and go ahead of us in line, and just generally realize that we don’t need to be in such a hurry, the world around us will change for the better. 

I’ll refer back to the Laws of Attraction, here.  If we give kindness and patience and courtesy, not only will it come back to us, but it will have a snowball effect.  There’s a song which I believe is called “Chain of Love” which talks about a young man who stops to help a woman whose Mercedes has broken down.  She, in turn, over tips a very pregnant waitress.  The waitress, who was worrying about keeping the bills paid, goes home after her shift and tells her husband about the lady’s generosity.  It turns out that he was the one who stopped to help her. 

My point is, if we are kind to the people around us, they will be more inclined to be kind to someone else along the way, who will, in turn, be kinder as well. 

What I am proposing is two-fold.  First, let’s make an effort to do one randomly kind thing every day, and report on it.  But more important, let us report on all of the kind acts for which WE were the recipient!!!

Mine today was the other two managers at work chasing me out early to get my extended long, birthday weekend started!

What kindness was given to you today?  I’ll bet you can think of at least one thing if you try!

And don’t you just hate it when I start a post with a comment about not having anything to say, then go on to spout  700-800 words of “nothing”?  What can I say?  My brain runneth over (which is probably why I have so much trouble retrieving data from it!)

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for another fun night of dancing, and can’t wait for two more this weekend!
2. I am grateful for 5 days of fun and frolic.
3. I am grateful for the kindness people show each other every day.
4. I am grateful that I can help ensure that peoples’ kindnesses will not go unnoticed.
5. I am grateful for continued improvement to my body, mind and spirit.

Love and light.

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Comments on: "May 24, 2013 Random acts of kindness go both ways!" (6)

  1. Sheri,
    I think random acts of kindness–even just getting a glass of ice tea for somebody who is thirsty, something simple–just are so much FUN! Thanks for this reminder, and I'm going to work on doing more of them.

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  2. Sheri…I am glad I could be your muse :). You took it a step further and what a splendid idea of if all of us do RAOK on a daily basis (I do my best to do so daily and sometimes I fall short of that) would definitely make this world a better place. Funny my 5/24 topic is kinda on LOA. LOL

    BTW have a wonderful holiday/birthday weekend! Enjoy and dance to your heart's content. 🙂

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  3. Exactly, Amy! I'm not sure who really benefits most from those random acts, but does it really matter? Making the world a happier place is so important for us all! Enjoy, and I look forward to hearing about how you're doing.

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  4. I am too, Liz. (as you may have noticed, I take my inspiration from many sources, as so many things resonate for me!). I guarantee, there will be days when I'll either forget or just not be thinking as positively as I should and won't get even one ROAK in, but it really is the effort that counts.

    I think a lot of his hit on LOA fairly frequently. I've noticed it in a lot of the blog posts I read (or maybe I'm just attracted to those? ) The fact is, it works. 'nuff said!

    Thank you for your kind wishes. I am definitely planning to make this the best birthday ever, and I know my wonderful daughter has a few tricks up her sleeve!

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  5. Hi Sheri, firstly thanks for your comments on mine…very kind 😉 Oh, I so know that feeling of coming up with a brilliant idea and then forgetting it! I just thought it was my age..oops! However, you should try forgetting more often, I think, since you've come up with another great read! Oh, ps, I have been known to take pen & paper into the shower room with me…the muse visits at such strange times…eeek!

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  6. Nicola, I think I've decided to embrace my age, forgetfulness and all. The image of standing in the shower with a pen and paper cracked me up. Clearly, you are more graceful than I as my pen, paper or both would probably end up in the water at the bottom of the tub! Thank you so much for your kind words. Let the muse keep visiting us, at odd times or not.

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