I consider myself a friendly person. A person who happily “gives away” a smile. I find a smile is contagious. And it immediately makes you feel better. A smile puts a smile on someone’s face. I love watching the kids smile as they do something they enjoy, watch something they like or look forward to something.
And while I was watching my daughter smile while looking at a couple of pictures of her and her friends, I couldn’t help myself smile as well, although seconds before I didn’t feel like smiling at all. I thought about how sad the world would be without those smiles. How people would probably interact even less. Suddenly I remembered a book Nicolas C. Rossi wrote and I started digging for the post which I’d love to share here as a Blast From The Past.
I should be grumpy. Or maybe upset. Maybe even angry. Scared. Why? Because some kind of idiot from my past has decided to harass me via emails sent to the place I volunteer. With lots of lies, aggression and even threats in it. But I’m not.
I tell you why: I’ve decided to not give him space because he doesn’t deserve it. His lies are so far fetched that it’s almost funny. His threats? I feel like a duck with water on its feathers. They drop off.
There is so much good in my life, so many good people so much positive energy that his own frustration that he tries to live out on me simply has no room. Will I just take it? Trust me it all goes to the right place and if it gets too much steps will be taken. But for now: I’m the bigger person.
I know I’m late to my Monday party once again but, boy, what a Monday it was!!! A Monday when you just do your best to keep going and do one thing after another for hours and hours. Don’t get me wrong. It was a fantastic day but when you get to the point where you don’t see faces anymore you know you’ve tried to help heaps of people… it’s still time to kick off the week on a positive note. So let’s do it!
• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.
• Share this post and invite your followers as well.
Before I share my good thing let’s do another happy dance. As you know I love my happy dances and so I decided to just keep doing it. Hope you’re having heaps of fun!
And when you are ready I’d like to share my positive thought with you.
“Kill ’em with kindness my husband said Sunday evening in preparation for my Monday. He know that the first half of the week would be a crazy busy one for me. I’d actually would love to see some stats about how many people we dealt with on the first Monday and first Tuesday of the Aussie Open. While I was prepared for the odd grumpy one yesterday it didn’t happen. At least not for me. Although people had to wait they were all in a good enough mood to deal with it. This was yesterday and right now I’m on my way to work again. A new day another long shift. But I’m ready. Ready to greet them with a smile and ‘kill ’em with kindness’ all over again…”
It doesn’t take much. So do it. Ask if they need help. Ask if they are okay. Give a compliment. Have that chat. It does not take anything away from you…
Time. It’s a funny concept. When you desperately wait for something it seems to not pass by. It seems you are stuck in the moment, not moving. But when you are scared of something or when you don’t want a moment to pass it’s over in no time. We all know that of course.
Over the last couple of weeks I found that time has slowed down, that I live more in the moment and that the days didn’t pass by like split of seconds anymore. That’s because things have slowed down (although I’m busier than usually but I have found peace). Yesterday, though, I was made aware again how fast time flies by.
Danny is a very inspiring person. By simply asking his Questions of the Day or by posting his videos. One of the last ones is about judging. And I actually found it funny to watch and listen to. There is Danny, sitting in a chair on the beach and he starts talking about all the people on the beach and how he realized that he suddenly started judging them.