Ah, two posts in one day.
Some things are just meant to be…
I don’t usually give advice (preach) here.
It’s not that I don’t have definite ideas about how the world should work.
I just prefer to share my stories and sow some seeds.
There are plenty of other people out there shouting about what everyone else should be doing, thinking, feeling or believing.
I have trouble enough managing my own life, thank you very much. I’ll leave the advice giving to others.
Except for the occasional moment of serendipity…like today.
Mondays are hard for me. The weekend is over. It’s time for a new week of accomplishment and there is always so much to do.
I’m having a sort of creative revival at the moment so there is really a lot of pressure to accomplish.
I didn’t want to miss blogging for a day because I’ve go a streak going so…
I asked my son what to write today (after sharing my thoughts about what I wanted to say).
You know that face your kid makes when he’s little and you explain to him what needs to be done? The one that, without a word, makes it clear that you are a clueless idiot that is totally out of touch with reality?
Well, yea, they never stop making that face.
He told me to just say “hello” instead.
So I did.
Then, just a few minutes later as I was clearing space in my studio to work, I came across a note that was in pile of things to deal with later…from many years ago.
A handwritten note that was left for me to find at an art retreat I went to years ago. It was from a guy I met and shared studio time with.
This is a gift.
A gift then and a gift now as I reread it.
Someone took the time to connect with me and say hello…that I mattered.
I write a post that says “hello” and I find a handwritten note from years ago that reminds me of a time that I “connected” with someone.
So, I know you are busy today with a lot of things that need to be done.
But, despite our constant “connectedness” we, as human beings, are more isolated and lonely than ever before.
Surely something on your “to do” list can wait.
Take a moment and write someone a note.
It doesn’t have to be on a beautiful hand-made card or an expensive Hallmark purchase. You don’t have to make a special trip to the store to do this.
Grab a scrap piece of paper and tell someone hello. Send it in the mail.
Or send an email.
Jot a note on the back of a store receipt to tell a cashier that you appreciate their effort.
Hit the like button on a blog post and write a comment.
Use your imagination and listen to your heart.
Enough people are writing words about what’s wrong with the world and what needs to be done to fix it.
Let’s write some words that are real and personal and directed to a real human being that has somehow touched our lives.