Most people don’t care about my life, or yours, because they are too busy caring about their own.
That’s mostly good, isn’t it?
People caring about their families, businesses, work and communities. What energy should they have left to care for me?
Some days this world rolls out red carpets. Some days this world offer us kindness, good fortune and easy pleasures. Some days not so much. So, what good is being a nice guy/gal, what good is there in doing good?
It isn’t going to get you anywhere but another day older, looking for value in life.
We CAN impact outcome. If we give what we want to get we boost our chances. For example, if I give some act of kindness to 2 people they will likely not offer kindness in return that moment, that day or ever. If I give some act of kindness to 1,000 people, maybe 2 will offer a kindness in return. (I’m being silly with the numbers to make a point)
Acts of kindness are not currency which we trade for favours.
Acts of kindness, however small, are measures – not of the value of the kindness, but of who we are.
My mood – positive, upbeat, hopeful. I plan to keep it that way. Always plenty of cause for thinking the opposite – but no good comes from that?
Every step we take could lead toward or away from fabulous. Or navigating a path that leads us nowhere. Is that true? Do you believe that? Apparently aimless steps still take us somewhere – exercise legs and lungs, something to see we would not have seen has we not.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: -2C / 29F, blanket of thick wet white-stuff fell overnight, a few flakes still falling, made our hill very slippery. Gusta loves to get her snout into it and then speed like a plow though it which is great to watch unless you are trailing along behind, trying to keep up . . .
Oh if you only knew how similar we are you would just sit here and laugh. Happy New Year Mark, I wish the best for you, thank you for making me smile/think every once in a while, I do enjoy your Musings, MM, Arlington Heights, IL
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