Every month, I am starting a project of kindness. This month I would like to for you to buy an inexpensive pad of sticky notes. And why you ask?
The concept is simple:
1. Take a sticky note or two this week and…
2. Write something positive on it! Anything from a “You’re wonderful” to “Everything will be okay” to an inspirational quote to just a :). Then…
3. Stick it somewhere unique! Ideas? Inside a class copy of a library book, on a table at a restaurant, the backside of a public bathroom stall door, inside a locker, anywhere! (Be respectful!)
We’ve all have had days where we just need something uplifting! Make the difference to someone out there! It takes only few seconds to make someone smile :)
*Please be respectful! The key is to be personable and unexpected, not to litter*
There will be people out there that act as if they do not hold a single memory that stays with them. They are forever in the present and never in the past. However, I wager that what you perceive is merely a facade. In general, the past always lingers as the future haunts us. If we become too inclined to linger with the past or be haunted by the future, the unknown – we forget to live for today. I am not saying abandon the past or do not prepare for the future. Never live in excess or extremes. This drags us down.
We do not need to be defined by the things that hurt us. We need define ourselves for our ability to endure, to forget the past and the stresses of the what the future may be. We should consciously release the hurt and sting of our yearterdays. They are a suitcase that we don’t need. Unload the lessons from inside it and store it today. Make simple for today and pass kindness into the time before you.
Our true wisdom comes from what we learn and not what we use to belittle ourselves or others. We cloth ourselves in the wisdom from the past so in present day, we make the right decisions for the future ahead of us.
So, you have may have put the baggage away but you can still travel my friend. Perhaps, pick up a new suitcase and fill it with a new perspective and when it is time then put it away. Start anew! Each day is a grateful day!
Sometimes… it seems as if everything that will go wrong will go wrong.
What if I told you that is ok. No, really!
Time makes everything digestible. No one will have a life that is uncomplicated. Sadly, there will be some of us that will experience great pain and loss and challenges. Again, time makes everything digestible.
How we perceive and bend it enable us to see with great clarity – our strength and ability to endure as a species. For life is made of moments.
You can conquer your pain or at least deal with things in such a way that you live an illuminated life. Through our struggles as human beings we gain a wisdom or enlightenment. In moments, we are slave to nothing nor anyone.
I urge you to engage in a mindful way of thinking. Engage the moment not the minute, not the hour, not the day, not the year. “Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed (Buddha).”
This all boils down into your choice on how you live your life versus life living it for you.