You run and you run to catch up to the sun

But it’s sinking, racing around to come up behind you again. The sun is the same in a relative way but you’re older, shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

I know that might seem quite maudlin to many but this year has taught me many lessons, not least don’t take things for granted. Yesterday is past, remember it fondly if you can, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet, it may never get here. Today is a gift so appreciate what you have and because it’s a gift we call it the present.

If we can spread joy into one person’s life today then our being here has been worthwhile. If everyone cares enough to do that then how much brighter would our world be? This isn’t a political post today, those who follow me know that I can have a rant about injustice and blame those at fault, this isn’t one of those. Today, I want to write a post which people will read and take something positive away with them. No complaints although I do have a lot to complain about today, however, that will not do me any good (apart from getting it off my chest). Therefore, why complain to all and sundry unless you need an escape valve and this is the only place to vent things?

I have been contemplating my blessings, and my shortcomings over the last few weeks and I have come to the conclusion that my followers are the greatest, those who come to read my new posts no matter what the content is, so thank you for that dear reader, I really do appreciate you, all of you. I think it is about time we all started to feel the spirit of Christmas, especially since this year so far, has been terrible for everyone everywhere. If we all do one act of random kindness every day, how much better will we make people’s lives? People we don’t see, or won’t ever see again. I think that we could all use some better Karma than we currently have, if we care for others then that might mitigate some of the bad Karma we have accumulated this year.

One act of random kindness, showing some kindness to those we usually ignore, gives us a small amount of pleasure as well. What goes around, comes around, and we should care for those we share these journeys around the sun with. If we don’t care about what happens to others then what message is that giving out about us? We are all human beings, sentient beings from other species also share this space rock, and our journey around the sun. Maybe if we had taken better care of the planet, protected the habitat of our neighbours, then maybe we wouldn’t be in the position we are in currently.

Something else to think about, when you do something for someone else (doesn’t have to be much to make someone’s day) then doesn’t that make you feel good about yourself too? Think about what it would take to make you happy, would it be something as simple as finding the person in front of you at Starbuck’s had paid for your coffee and wanted nothing in return? That, my dear reader is the kind of thing I am talking about, one simple, random, act of kindness to another.