I have many, many times in my life thought that I would know I was changing the world when I was famous, known, people were lining up to see me speak, people were rushing to barnes and nobles to buy my book, people were quoting my work. I used to think this was my purpose. This is what I was chasing. Well this is what I have to say to that…
F**k that… F**k being famous. Be kind.
My beautiful friend Tracey shared this story on Facebook today and I got so inspired to write. The adorable girl in this picture is her amazing daughter Ava.
So the woman pictured behind Ava came in a few minutes after us and sat down at a busy lunchtime, all alone. She was the only person at a table for one in the entire restaurant.
Ava noticed this and whispered across the table to me, “mom I feel bad that she is sitting all by herself. Can we do something nice for her?”
After some quiet deliberation at our table, we decided to anonymously pay her bill. Best $15 spent in a very long time.
Random acts of kindness feel so incredibly good, friends!!!! Pay it forward Do something nice for a stranger today
Making a difference and changing the world is not about being famous, writing that book, or being on a stage. It is true I desire these things yet I am clear this is not the way I will make an impact. I make a difference in how I live my life. What I model in my everyday walk on this Earth.
My purpose here is to spread kindness, love, and consciousness. PERIOD.
I don’t do this by sharing my thoughts once on a stage or on the pages of a book. I do this by being an example. Walking my talk. By modeling kindness, love, and consciousness. This is how I want to change the world.
Our lives are our example. It is in our everyday decisions and lives that we create change here.
It is in how we talk to a stranger. How we spend our money. How we smile at our cashiers and thank them. How we offer a helping hand to someone carrying too much in their hands. How we look someone in the eyes. How we offer grace, kindness, and compassion to someone when they have had a long day. How we forgive. How we hug. How we show up every single moment.
I love what Tracey said “Random acts of kindness feel so incredibly good…Pay it forward.”
I would love to hear what this blog brings up for you. I would love to hear how you are paying it forward. I would love to hear anything you want to share here. Please share below in comments if you are so called and also share these words with anyone you think would love them.
Sending you so much love,