Isn’t this a glorious rose?
They truly do bring peace to mind for me. And it’s a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. Peace: in all it’s forms. Peace and the power of kindness.
Choosing kindness and peace can and does change the world and each of our lives.
I’m reading a very interesting book at present: Choosing Civility by P.M. Forni. The author explores some of the overlooked aspects of why we should make an effort every day: to be kind, courteous and thoughtful, even to strangers we might never meet again.
I had an experience earlier this week, that once again brought to mind and made me realise the impact of what seemed to me to be a small gesture. I stopped by to see a friend where she works, to see how she was and to bring her a small gift I had sitting on a shelf for a while. I chose that day to go, didn’t know why.
When I gave her this gift, gave her a hug and shared some supportive words of encouragement with her, she started to cry (a boss from hell, you get the picture) and whispered in my ear: “you don’t know what this means to me, especially today”. At that moment, I realised why I had been prompted to stop by, even though I wasn’t feeling that well myself that morning.
Kindness, what power and what transformation it can bring.
So, back to this year’s: Me Month. What have I learned and experienced in the past 30 days? This year, it was more than just finding time to chill and relax each day, to pamper a bit…I spent a lot of time thinking about “the bigger picture”. What life is all about. What’s important and what should be left behind. It was a time of learning and contemplation. At times profound even. Those “ta da” moments when what might be right in front of us, finally becomes truly meaningful and clear.
So, I begin the month of May refreshed, renewed and ready to take on many projects and reach for new goals. A time to dwell on the positive, try to minimize the negative. A time to once again be reborn in a way.
I’ll be leaving My Poetic Path and Veggies, Yarns and Tails. I’ve been feeling too “stretched” for the past several weeks. I always said that when blogging became more of a chore than one of just fun, I’d let it go. There are days when finding a post topic leaves me stumped. When I hurry to visit favorite blogs because I haven’t been around for quite a while. So, for these and a few other reasons, I think it really is time to say farewell.
In addition to my current projects, I hope to have a more “commercial” website up and running in the next few months. Perhaps I will see some of you there. I hope so. Meeting so many of you over the years, via my blogs and yours has been a gift.
I wish you, all the good things… ♥
Peace Rose photo courtesy of: Flickr