Well here it is, halfway through the year and I have actually kept one of my New Year’s resolutions. This is pretty good for me. Usually by February or March most of my good intentions have fallen by the wayside. In many ways this was the easiest resolution I ever made. For some reason I find it easy to remember and every time I do it, I feel great. The resolution was to show one act of kindness every day. Actually, I don’t keep track of the number of incidents. I try to smile and say hi to every person I meet. I hold doors open for people. These are things that most people won’t remember, but hopefully, people will feel a little happier after our encounter.
When I graduated from high school we sang, “Let There Be Peace On Earth (and let it begin with me)”. It may be naive to think we can make a difference this way, but hopefully it is better to spread love and hope instead of hatred and indifference. I try. I hope you will too.
I’m still working on another resolution. I put $1 in a jar every week. Two weeks before Christmas I will have $50. I will get a grocery card and find a way to donate it.
One last thought. In case you were wondering where I was (I hope you were wondering!), I simply ran out of ideas so I took a break. But, thankfully, my ideas have come roaring back.
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“Ultimately we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it toward others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.” Etty Hillesum