Start Your Monday Morning Right
Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible ~ Dalai Lama
Sitting down tonight to write my Sunday night post and what’s really on my mind is Monday morning. Work has been nuts for the last month, I’m working late one to two nights a week, I’m working six days a week. This is not my normal mode of operation, at least it hasn’t been in a very long time since I began focusing on keeping my work and non-work life in better balance. But we all have those times where circumstances and deadlines overrule the way things should be. As long as this is a temporary situation, and mine should be, it’s ok. It’s when this becomes the status quo that you absolutely need to make a change in your life.
So I’m not looking forward to the morning or this week, another very busy week, hopefully the last hectic week for a time. However, instead of looking grudgingly at the morning, I’ve decided to think about kindness tonight. I’ve written on kindness many times on this site for a very simple reason. One of the best ways to make yourself happier is by doing something to make others happier.
On our campus we have recently begun a food pantry for students who are having issues with having enough to eat. It’s an issue that hits close to home, there were a couple of times, happily only a couple, when as a kid I was in that situation. Those times made a deep mark on me. So on Friday a colleague and I got to go food shopping, spending $300 of some state funds earmarked for the purpose. It felt good to helping out and I will be shopping once again after the holiday supplies run low on my own dime to keep the project going. I tell you this not to brag or look good, but to remind you that there are ways in which all of us can help, however small, anything you can do matters as long as you are extending a kindness and that kindness will always mak it a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane
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