Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A-Z Challenge: R: Random Acts of Kindness
When I lived in New York, I remember going through a toll booth once and was told to go on through, the car in front of me had taken care of it. It was such a shock. We get so used to people dumping on us that when actual kindness occurs, we don't know what to do.
The movie, Pay it Forward, was all about this. But I remember a slogan from the 80's, Practice Random Acts of Kindness. I'd forgotten, until this challenge forced me to think of topics beginning with different letters. I'm grateful I remembered. What random act of kindness can I do today?
Actually, I am going to perform at a Senior Center today with my singing group, Sugartime. It's not random, but it is kind. We really do cheer people up when we sing. I won't get to visit all of you till later today.
How about you? Practice any random acts of kindness lately?