Saturday, 6 April 2013
The past two years of my life have been pretty crazy. I went through a worse than difficult pregnancy, I was sleep deprived for a good 8 months after the birth and my older two boys have the energy and power of hurricanes. There have been mornings in the not so distant past that I have woken up yelling. Yeah, not in a great place. I was living in survival mode. But now, I'm feeling so much better, I'm sleeping through the night and I've figured out tricks to calm and manage hurricane season. Now, I think it's time to consider living like a human being again, you know looking a little bit more outward than inward if I can. I was just watching a CBC program about how we in Canada (it also included the US and the UK) seem to have ditched some common decency - manners, courtesy and respect. The program highlighted a movement in the UK called Join Me. The movement encourages random acts of kindness and some people who have joined have committed to doing more things like buying a hungry looking stranger a sandwich, or giving a ten dollar bouquet of flowers to someone hanging out in the park. And now that I'm not in that self-centered living that new mothering brings, I thought maybe I should try some little efforts myself. I started today and ACTUALLY e-mailed someone back who had thanked guests in a group e-mail for coming to her son's birthday party. I wrote to her that Oliver had a blast and that he said it was the best birthday party he had ever been to. If I were her I would really love an e-mail like the one sent.....I almost didn't send it, that's how lazy I am. But I'm ok with baby steps. Don't judge, just love.
Posted by C.J. Schneider at 20:43