Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Item #120- Pay it forward

I was down again yesterday. I started off ok, because I was excited about the elections. I got up super early to vote, but then the daily soap opera that is my family brought the mood crashing down faster than the stock market.

It's a hard road to try and live your life dreams when not everyone wants to take that road with you. Too many back seat drivers. Too many people who think they know which way you should go. It just gets frustrating sometimes. I'm the person in the car screaming "are we there yet?"

So this morning, I was still just slightly annoyed and I read One Minute Writer (if you haven't seen it, it's on blogs of note. Kudos!). Today's writing prompt dealt with the kindness of strangers. I felt compelled to write about an incident when I was 7 months pregnant and helped by 5 strangers when my car broke down. And it got me thinking...

My life list is about doing things for me. Not in the selfish sense, but in that I do things I've always wanted to do and in turn meet and maybe inspire others. So, today I added item #120 to the list and that is "pay it forward." I am going to do 5 acts of kindness for complete strangers.

I haven't decided what or when I am going to do these things. I suppose when the opportunity comes I will just know to do the right thing. We'll just have to see what happens...

1 comment:

  1. let me know when you've done your 5 kind acts ok? that's interesting =D

    anyway, i saw u comment in One Minute Writer and thought of inviting you to visit my blog and share your thoughts. would appreciate it if u can...