Today a creative friend and me started working again through 'The Artist's Way' (it is my 30th or something time, I stopped counting the 25th time – I still love this book and Julia Camerons other books and the change they have brought into my life!). My commitment is to draw/paint/contact/massage an animal every day for the next 12 weeks. I am excited and thrilled and feel also a bit insecure about this new commitment. The last weeks have made me aware that animals have been my dominant role model when it comes to 'small acts of kindness and respect'. They always act anonymously, what they do is always small in the moment, they first take care of themselves, they do not bargain or lay out hidden hooks, they are willing to give into the huge circle of life while being part of it themselves, they just do their way and leave ... Read Full Story >>
Today I helped a caterpillar by carrying it to the other side of the street. There were many cars whizzing by, and I wanted to make sure it made it across.
Can my small act from today change the world? What has been yours?
I stood in the post office first one to come next. It was a small store and I had placed myself for people to enter and leave freely.
A lady with difficulties to walk came in, did not see me and walked straight to the second desk that had just been without customer. The clark looked at me as to say 'how can she ignore you? You are next!'
I smiled friendly at him and gestured, 'it is okay.' He answered to her wishes.
Kindspring has nourished and watered me to become again a woman deeply emersed in the beauty of life. This way I can actually be generous, not only act as if.