The girls at Kind over Matter, Jenn and Amanda have a whole list of suggestions
for acts you can carry out and make the world a little kinder place.
(laughing buddha photo from flick'r)
One of my favorites is so very simple and it is one I learned from my Bubbie, my grandmother, when I was a little kid.
Bubbie would smile at everyone she met every day.
Simple, isn't it ?
And yet it is often rare these days....so sad.
What a difference it makes in your day when you share a smile with someone else a couple of times.
They are of course, contagious.
They are also free.
I have some new neighbors who just moved in across the street. I think I will make one of my acts of kindness this week to go over and introduce myself and maybe bring a some little goodies over. They used to do that all they time, you know, when someone joined a neighborhood. I think I am going to do my little part to bring the kindness back on my street...
As I was looking through my pics to find something for this post, I came across this picture of my mom and me last September. Don't you love it ?
It made me smile big and made my heart fill up with the love I have for my Sweet Mommy and also for our relationship.
Hmmmm...there is some nice fuel to get my kindness fires going...
Let's head out and go act kind !!!
In other news...
I think I am experiencing information/Blogland/inspiration/Facebook/typing/computer screen overload. I realize that I have been spending way too much time in front of the computer these days. It feels like my play time in the studio has become what I do in between reading blogs or Facebook or emails and not the other way around which is what I would greatly prefer.
I do love Blogland and my friends and our connections so very much, but I don't want it to become the only thing I spend my time doing !!! I miss art journaling. I miss creating new things. I have been squeezing those things in here or there between visits on the computer but now it is time for a change.
While I will not disappear completely, I think I will go on a BlogLand and Facebook Slow Down for a good while. At least the next month or so.
My biggest challenge will be disciplining myself to keep my time on the computer at a minimum. I am thinking a timer or something at first.
So while I don't know exactly what this will look like or feel like, I am making my intention for myself known.
I send you Beautiful, Beautiful Ones lots of love and...
I guess I will see you when I see you...
Off to do some Mindful Living....
Parting is such sweet sorrow...
No really I am going now...