Hello out there if anyone is even reading this LOL! I have not been around much because I am now an official Art student at the Art Institute. It has been a few years since I have been in school so it takes me twice as long to do assignments and stuff as you spring chickens, not to mention my lack of brain cells which are few and far between. LOL I did a lot of partying in my younger years and I am sure that takes a toll too but anyway, back to my point, crap I forgot what it was. Oh well, Oh yeah I am not around as much in SL and don’t plan on that changing so my posts will not be as often on any of my blogs. I got today off because of a snow storm! I was going to blog a couple items but I ran into another blog post that kind of struck something in me and I feel I need to share my two cents. You have to listen too, because you have read this far so there is no turning back now. *giggles*
The post I am referring to is by Lizzie Lexington and can be found here,
Go on, go read it and report back 🙂
Okay, ready? I don’t know about you, but I think there is a lot of truth here, and a lot of bravery on Lizzie’s part to be able to take this look within herself. Then to see her past behavior and its flaws, and set out to change those flaws and overall perspective. I think that is wonderful of her. I think there are many of us (if not most of us) that could benefit from a look at ourselves. We all could come up with something about our ID that could be improved, something we know we could do better at or a habit that we need to break. But I thought a lot about what Lizzie did in her day to day life as part of her change, being nicer to people. Taking time to say Have a great day, or how is your day going? or even just to say hello. I made a promise to myself a while back to make at least one person smile everyday. Many days I didn’t feel like it but I promised myself and if I break a promise then bad karma will come my way and I DO not want that. You know, I can’t tell you haw many times that by keeping my promise, I ended up turning a blah day around. When you are nice to people, it makes you feel good, makes you happier and makes the other person happier too. I wonder what the world might be like if everyone did this. Doesn’t it seem like people were friendlier in your parent’s time and to them in their parent’s time? I just wonder what it will be like for our kids or their kids if we keep loosing the human interaction, the exchange of kind words or smiles. I live in Colorado and maybe other states experience this, but it is almost as if the city and the mountains are two complete worlds. When you are in the city, it’s all honking, rushing and, if there are any looks exchanged, they usually are not smiles. Then, the further you travel into the mountains, the more you start seeing people slowing down to let you in. People at the store talk to you and have a smile as they do. Then, and this one really gets me, complete strangers that pass you on the road, wave! *silence & puzzled look* They do not know you and you do not know them, yet, they have a smile and they wave hello to you as they pass by. Why? I always wonder why. I mean, I am glad they do. And what even surprises me more then that, as a native to this state, I too, always wave to people when I am in the mountains. Sometimes, I am even first to do it. I don’t even wave to people that live on my block that I don’t know.*another puzzled look*
Anyhow, my real point of this post is the hope that maybe Lizzie’s post or mine will inspire people to be a little nicer, take the time out to wish someone a good day or ask how their day is. Maybe take a look within and commit to better something. Lizzie, good for you girl! Thank you for sharing with us, I am sure it isn’t fun to admit bad behavior or air dirty laundry. It sounds as if you have made it down a long path and now you are starting to reap the benefits of doing so. YAY YOU!
Okay I am done LOL