I was just thinking about the weeks events before I drifted off last night. It also got me thinking about all the first responders and the members of the clergy. Just whom do they go to when they are stressed out. I am sure by now the whole world know about the event in Tucson last Saturday, which was only a week ago, but seems like a life time ago.
I know that we are not all trained to offer counseling services, but the great news is that we don't have to be. I think this week ( longer if you care to ) would be a great time to thank all of our first responders and members of the clergy for a difficult job well done. If the person is comfortable with it you can also add a hand shake or a quick hug. I know that we all need personal contact on some level.
Since it was an unofficial be kind to everyone week in Tucson. I would like to propose that we take the effort world wide for the rest of the year. Only you can make a difference in other peoples lives by doing simple things such as opening a door for a mother pushing a stroller, also know as a pram in most of the world. Thank a server or a clerk for a job well done. Take part in random acts of kindness. If you quilt, knit, sew or crochet make 1 item ( or more if you like ) for a stranger and drop it off at a local hospital or shelter. If you have time spend sometime helping out at a local soup kitchen or food pantry.
If you want to take everything one step further go through your closet and cupboards at home and donated the things you no longer use to charity. This act is good on three fronts. 1st your house gets cleaner. 2nd items that you no longer need or use get a new life instead of landing up in the landfill, which by the way is also good for the environment. 3rdly I am sure you will feel a whole lot better with a cleaner house and knowing that you were able to help other people.
Let us all make our own corner of the world a better place and before you know it we can create a kinder and gentler world. Yes there will always be random acts of violence but we can all try to make things better bit by bit. After all we are all in this world together.
May you have a peaceful week and enjoy your families.