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45 days ago I decided to take 30 days off from all social media,including this blog. I needed time to reassess, to reorganize and refresh, hit my start over button and somehow get reenergized.
At least, I told myself those were the reasons I was taking time off from the things I had put so much time and energy into.
But it was a lie. The real reason; I simply no longer saw the point .
Oh I know that everyone swears that you must blog, twitter, Facebook, Google, spin, squat stand, spit and whatever, and that without it all, you’re no longer relevant in society. It’s all getting a bit out of control. But, that’s the world we live in, we’ve no choice there. But where we do have choice is in how we live in that world. After all, it isn’t the Hunger Games just yet.
And then, last week (day after receiving the note) at the Lighthouse Coffee Roasters, before dawn when I needed a cup of coffee before my 6:45 AM meeting, I had only my debit card and no cash. The man behind reached forward and said, “Oh good, an opportunity to do a random act of kindness!” He bought that coffee for me and asked that I pass it along. I did. Thanks nice guy at the Lighthouse Coffee Roasters. You’re kindness made my day. Day; hell, it lifted my 45 day depression. I don’t know why a simple act had such impact, but it did. http://www.lighthouseroasters.com/about.cfm I guess I was ready.
So, thank you nice lady (who does not want to be mentioned) for the long and lovely note. YOU inspired me. And thanks kind guy at Lighthouse for buying a depressed writer a cup of Joe. And thanks lady at Starbucks who when I tried to return that act of kindness, said she could pay for her own ‘damn’ coffee, and then huffed and walked out the door. Both the barista and I laughed at your abrupt departure and the barista bought my coffee since you were so, well, crazy. Funny, but a little crazy. So, I bought coffee for an elderly man later in the day. Then, I sat down in a coffee shop and wrote absolute nothings. It was great.
So, I’m back. My muse is returning.
There may not be any point to all the blogging, but if I write something, anything that motivates even one person, then there’s a reason. Oh, and I’m still waiting for someone to tweet that Daniel Craig or those lottery people are on my porch.
In case you haven’t seen this, Sit back and watch this creative group – it’s my current favorite song – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M Then go be creative yourself.
I’m always proud of my friend Maureen for her diligence in writing short stories and getting them out there. Congrats Maureen on your recent story. It moved me to tears. Check out Maureen’s story about a little boy whose mother couldn’t rise out of her drunkenness to pick him up from school … Nobody’s Home
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