'Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.’
~ Dalai Lama ~
Lessons To Learn
Questions I hope to answer, the inner lessons I hope to discover, the curiosities I ponder
I am a curious person by nature. This has been proven to be both good and bad throughout my life. However with this journey of not so random random acts of kindness, I hope that it will all be good curiousity.
I hope to learn if through having the three set choices for not so random random acts of kindness each day how it will affect my desire to do daily helpful activities. Will I feel like they are chores? Or by having set options that I look up each day will I be able to keep the concept of giving, helping others at the forefront of my thoughts each day. The reason I set up the three tasks is because so often in my past I had said I wanted to do something good each day but would all too quickly get caught up in the whir of the day...... and next thing I know the day is over and I had forgotten my goal. I am hoping it will help keep me focused. We shall see.
I wonder if I will feel limited and as mentioned earlier if it will become more of a chore.... or will it keep it on my thoughts so that in fact I end up doing even more acts of kindness. I have already had someone asked what about days I wake up and just don't feel like giving. Well I am sure I probably will have such days, so this will be another wait and see.
I hope to learn how I will grow and change through this. In what ways will I change? Will I notice? Will anyone else?
I hope to learn more about people and my world through this. I am a very non shy person around those I know, however, around strangers, I often bottle up and am very quiet. Let's put it this way... I am the one that has trouble asking for directions or even calling up a company for information afraid the person at the other end whom I don't even know... will think I am stupid. Silly I know but that would be me. Hopefully with this, I will step out of that more, and push myself. I am only missing out by not reaching out. I have lived in this town for over a year now, but am ashamed to say that I really don't know many people, or much about my area other than getting to work and the places I typically go. Hopefully, with this I will turn right on a street I have always turned left on, and maybe my world will become a little bigger and a little smaller all in one.
I hope to find out if maybe, just maybe I can inspire someone else to reach out. I don't expect anyone to take the task a day like me (if someone does that would be GREAT!) but I truly hope that maybe someone will get inspired to take some small steps in this pro-active giving.....just tries it out.