Friday, August 31, 2012
The beginning of a series of articles about building a better world: starting with your street, my city, and communities around the globe.
What if...there were 25 hours in the day?
What would we do in those extra moments?
Imagine them to be daylight moments.
Imagine them to be free-from arduous chores, daily work and baby-chasing moments.
Free moments for...
laughing and smiling
talking to a friend
writing a blog post
eating chocolate without guilt
Imagine an extra hour in the day.
Would you think to add value to your life, or the life of someone else?
Imagine you would spend those moments adding value to the life of someone else.
What would you do for someone else?
give a hug
send a hand-written note
say a prayer for them
donate a dollar to charity
knit them a gift
bake them brownies
wrap up their present with the ribbon you've been saving for something special
let them take your turn
pay for their morning coffee...just 'cuz you don't know them
open the door for them to pass through first
look them in the eye and smile
Could you do any of these, or any more acts of kindness you can possibly think of in that extra hour in the day?
Do you deserve to be whole first?
Would you add value to your own life first because you feel stressed, harried and busy right now?
Can we add true value to the life of someone else if we ourselves don't perceive value in our own life first?
What if we are lacking in our life?
Would we give a gift that is also lacking?
Would it then be best to use those free moments to nurture our own spirit and soul?
To rest, to rejuvenate, to renew, and to settle?
Would adding value to the life of someone else's life make us feel happy and whole and therefore add hope, faith, and love to our life in the end?
What are your thoughts? What would you do if there were 25 hours in the day?
Posted by Abbie at 4:39 AM