Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Spreading the Blessed

Today I was blessed with a random act of kindness. I'm not going into details about it just yet, because it is just too precious to spoil, but it's infectious and like any good Typhoid Mary, I just have to spread it.
At first I planned to write about how we encounter too few of these shinig moments where people we might not even really know step forward to do something nice, not because it's expected, but because they want to, or even more amazing, when we do it ourselves, but then I realized it's a lot more common than one might think. Whether it's @KeepEmCookin throwing an impromptu baby shower for a bedrest mom who's own baby shower didn't manage to happen, or the guy who waits an extra thirty seconds before leaving the resturant so that he can hold the door for the harried mother and her four kids piling out of the car in the rain, random acts of kindness are everywhere. I think we're all just too busy to notice them, or have some of them so deeply ingrained in our personalities, that we don't even realize that we're performing them when we let one slip out our mouths or hands, passed our mental tally machine that tells us whether or not we were "good" today.
That's one of the things I love about people. We have the capacity to do good in so many ways, and for some people, it becomes a part of who they are and they don't even have to think about it in order to be the act of kindness that tips the scales of someone else's day from mediocre to truly blessed.
That said, the blessed only feels good, really truly down to your toes good, the kind of good that permeates your whole self and makes you positively glow inside and out, if it's a shared kind of blessed. So this is where I let you all know that right this moment I feel blessed, and I intend to share it. Yes, thanking the people who make me feel blessed through the little things they do and the big ones too, yes, that's important and of course I'm going to do it, but it's not enough. So I intend to spread the love. Not quite sure just how yet. Maybe I'll get off my bottom and donate my skinny clothes that I certainly won't need for a few years to a shelter. Gods know they're not doing me any good. Maybe I'll finish that quilt I started for an online friend and *actually mail it.* I don't know at this moment, but the blessings, I will be a spreadin'.
Have you spread some blessed today?

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