Week 16 Give Peace A Chance!
Or Just Let the Whites Rule.
( I am referring to the Colour Code here,Whites are motivated by Peace )
Here we are into week 16! Can you believe it! My how time flies when we are having fun. On the Up Side we are also half way through winter, and it just really started after Christmas. The Down Side is we are almost finished the MKMMA coarse. Just as we are making new friends and life lasting contacts it must come to an end. BUT! At least it will not go out without a Bang! Or should I say: BAM!
This week we have set in motion a world wide movement of KINDNESS!
Yes this week is Kindness week.
“To Do Onto Others as You Would Like Others To Do Onto You”
Talk about Powerful statements!
We get to observe Other Doing it To Others and even get to be the Doers. We can do it from behind or do it straight to their face. Do it inside or Do it outdoors. “No Holds Bared” as they say. If we don”t get caught even the better. But the main thing is to be kind in any way shape or form. “Big or Small We Get to Do Them All”
Ok I’ll admit that did sound somewhat like a James Bond Movie.
“For Your Eyes Only”
So What have you done lately to be kind? Let me share some of what I did and what I have seen.
Monday While at work ( I work in a saw mill ) I had to actually look for the kindness as living in a small town with no night life after 5pm, one gets so use to everyday acts of kindness they seem invisible. I Notice fellow workers and workets (we do have a couple of women employees, one pilling lumber and the other runs the resaw. ) do small acts of kindness that to the untrained eye looks like part of the job. The log peeler guy when walking through the mil will take the pail next to the rewsaw and empty it in the chipper trough. This pail is used to hold small bits of waste wood that comes off the saw. The woman’s way of keeping the work area clean and safe I would say.
Then there is the person that steps in when I have to leave my post and lumber starts building up they will step in and keep things moving till I am back. My job is called Trimer. I trim of waste and put the square edge on the board. It is not in the job description. But the one I like the best is when Barb (she works on the board way pilling lumber ) comes back from a break bringing us some shortbread cookies. Today she brought us all some toast and jam. This does’t happen all the time.
One thing I must also say is the kindness you will receive inside the MKMMA Coarse. Now my morning routine generally consist of after getting dressed I make my lunch while listening to my recordings of my readings then sit for 30 minutes enjoying my tea and check my email. Usually the latest replies to my blogs. Thursday I sleep in. It is 7:30 and I start work at 8:00. It is a half hour drive to work. So in short I didn’t get to check my mail till noon. I am always blown away by the replies. Today was no exception. One Of my top followers visited as always. Her kind words warmed my soul and uplifted my spirits. I thank all my followers and today I specially thank Tracey. For I feel like a child on Christmas day who can’t wait to see what they will find.
Then there is always those small kindness around the home. A cup of unexpected tea, a sweet snack etc. Mother was so kind when I came home she let me finish doing the dishes. How sweet is that? Let me tell you of the two secrete acts of kindness I did this week.
#1 Monday on my way home when I stopped to get the mail, the store was quite. Perfect! No one to see me. I walked up to the cashier and gave her $30 and told her the first 20 people who came in the next day for coffee is on me but moms the word. She agreed and shared a bewildered look.
#2 Today (Thursday ) Again on my way home I stopped into our local eatery and saddled up to the waitress. “What can I get you Love” she says. I replied, “do you still have gift certificates?” “let me see” she says. Yup! $25. “I’ll take two” Now as she digs them out and marks my name down for their records. I inform her moms the word. “you have an envelope?” She does. Ok “now put them in the envelope and write on it the following” “To be given to the 16th person who comes in here tomorrow” “What are you up to she asks, and I tell her I’ll tell you next week.” ” Remember to remind me” So some lucky person gets $50 to enjoy with some special someone or just gets free lunch all week.
Now the only down side to keeping it a secrete is that unless you do something you can hide in the background to see the results is that you never see the look on their face. The only thing you can hope for is to hear talk about it on the street. Either way you know you made somebody’s day.
So what will I do for the rest of the week?
Kindness Leads to Peace
I would like to share this thought from a Great Mind from my youth.
John Lennon Give Peace A Chance