I’ve descended full blown, no-holds barred – into the Spirit of the Season –
I’m choosing to connect, one on one, with those who I love – via email, phone calls and social media –
Translation – I’m sick, I’m tired, I cannot do another minute of focused work efforts for efficiency, support of so many that work, everyday, for the benefit of us all – and just so you know, here’s the link to my latest launch –
(really? you thought I was actually going to successfully mail out Christmas Cards via USPS mail this year, to achieve such goals? Perish the thought I have progressed THAT much – I still have a purchased “Thank You” from a month ago, that I haven’t mailed yet – 🙂 )
Is the site perfect? Heck no! Is there more to be done? Heck Ya!
But, for today, I simply succumbed to the need of being, rather than doing – 🙂
On the other hand – perhaps I’m just lost in my basic nature and actually failing in my sworn duty – it is a possibility –
I confess, I have fully descended into, “One Person at a Time…” mode – for support of individuals, for support of ideals I think benefit the human species, etc.
I go to the ‘one-on-one’ and post publicly, when I think my little diary of experiences may benefit more than just moi..
I still believe:
- Lasting change that benefits many who strive for a better ‘morrow’, actually comes about, one sincere connection at a time –
- It doesn’t happen because I have conquered and perfected, graphic art, social media or search engine frontiers –
- It doesn’t happen simply because I have a lot of followers, or likes or anything else – trust me, I know how easy it is to hit the ‘like’ button -:)
Ultimately, lasting understanding and change come about from my own efforts at understanding and connection
Simply because I connect and tell, in as much ‘in-person’ manner as I can,
“Yup! You’re Right! Count Me IN!”
Lasting change occurs when I have the time and courage to say,
“On your side”
“Yup, but that info you’re touting may be outdated, are you aware of this? Thoughts?”
“Hmm – Not familiar with that – can you direct me to more information?”
I truly count upon my fellow man to show me the same kindness and path to information – while navigating the ‘trending’ traps laid by oh-so-much of cyberland – 🙂
Comfort may be given to another when I say:
“Are you open to the possibility that what you see as your greatest flaw, is actually, your greatest gift?
Hurt May Be caused when I say:
“It’s Fine! Quit Worrying! Do you realize how very wonderful you are? Can you let go of the need to be perfect or take care of everyone else? For just a moment? Can you rest easy in the multitude of ‘ranks’ that love you, just as you are, today?”
“I’m thinking, just now, you might want to back off, a little – I hear what you’re saying, and you’re right, best as I can see – but the majority of those whose support you seek, and need, to accomplish your goals, don’t see it just like you do, yet… you have a bit more of seed planting or educational work to do – or you may not have all the facts/information regarding the pain triggers of those you wish to work with and support -“
Help and Harm are the two faces of the Coin spent by the Generous Heart –
and, like all things, are seen as a blessing or curse given the perspective of the receiver – when my own coins are spent in tech world – via phone, social media, internet world – cuz – those who receive my insta-missives/words – I may get it, I may not – but still ‘young’ enough to make mistakes –
A hundred years ago, they would not have even received my declaration, outlining my own fashion of support, until 6 months after I wrote it from a far away land – (when I chose to explore heretofore unknown to me lands) and the recipients may have been more likely to forgive me for not being ‘up to date’ on what I was talking about – cuz, I’m out in the wilds, what could I really know?
Well – I just have to take my successes and failures, all in stride, given the nano-second changing tides of popular opinion, changing tradition & political landscapes a million other variables – Insta communication land can be scary – at least for me –
I still trust in one thing –
The inherent love, compassion and loyalty of humans who accept me as I am, today – and know I will easily (or fight against my own visceral responses) adjust, to give them the same benefits, until we can clearly and without regret, declare;
“The path you are walking is one I cannot follow – either tell me why I should or be willing to share tales of the ‘path not taken’ over a cup of tea, in front of the fire, later – I may come around to your way of thinking, I may not, but you, personally, one-on-one, mean a great deal to me, and have given me so many gifts over our journey together….”