I guess when you blog they don’t always come in order … like time wise. There’s one I need to post for you guys, that I did a couple months back so that it can help you! Not this one. Every blog will not be a literary masterpiece ( I might think so), but if it helps just one to move forward and be great then that’s good.
Oh, but you don’t have to be great … did anyone ever tell you that? You’re already special to many people if you’d just pause right now and think who do I matter to? No … STOP! Take two minutes and REALLY grab a scrap of paper and write down some names and special people in your life! This isn’t taped so you can come back and find me and where you left off!
Good! You have taken a Huge first step to change your life, my life and so many others here! It may not show next week or next month but it will show … you can save a life this week too!
You can help me to help all of you better and each of you to help at least one other here … I PROMISE! I know this because I have done so repeatedly over the past 50 years! I’m not bragging but the past month or two I have started to remember things I have done big and small!
I have as a good acquaintance Jeff Goins (http://goinswriter.com/ ) and he wrote the in-between book (http://inbetweenbook.com/ ). None of us do great things all the time … maybe just once by getting married. How many lifetime football players play in the superbowl? How many times do they play in it?! What do they do in-between? Not a lot you would most likely guess? Train , eat well , play with their kids .. go to Walmart and pick up glue … does this sound like you by chance?
Do they brag, … maybe or maybe not! You’re mowing the lawn of the widow in back of your place. You remember her as a child who always had the best cookies in the world (but you never told mom)! Mom knew but it was fine! You came home because your mom and your sister have cancer and they needed you; that’s important and life changing!
You saw a ‘bum’ on the street and boy did he smell! But you went with him to a BK or wherever and got him what he wanted to eat. See what you alone can do … love does a lot! Every little bit helps! I will repeat that … “Every little bit really does help!” ( you can tweet that) – Here’s where I need help … !
I haven’t got the foggiest idea on how to put that link in and get you back here to the blog. Do you know and can you help me?
I don’t’ know how to put a picture under my post headings to make this more fun! I don’t know how to get facebook links and likes along with twitter , email and youtube logos, on my pages so you can share with your friends and loved ones the stuff you think can help them! See, you could send something to your mom that would make her smile … or your wife/husband while you’re out on the road – letting her know you miss her and love her!
There are a lot of things you can do, will do, and have done to bring smiles into many many lives! You’re special! I told you that! I want each of us to remind the other from now on!
Why? Partly because I feel guilty along with many others of my time. We started telling the whole world we were gonna do it better in the 60’s and 70’s! We failed a lot, but we did get better. Now more than ever before we have a huge opportunity to make it better like the song ‘Hey Jude’ – by the Beatles – Paul McCartney! Julian, John’s son had the power to make it better even at a young age (my opinion / maybe Paul’s) and now with of us aging ‘we can still make it better’ … just you, just me, and all the rest of us ! We can make a huge difference each and every day. Stumped?
I am going to give you a simple exercise. Start to say please and especially thank you for anything and everything you can! You’ll start to see more and more smiles every day! I promise!
Meanwhile I need to be selfish and I am really asking how can I do the above things so this keeps getting ‘better, … better, … better, … BETTER~! ‘
Thank you and God Bless! Hugs to you all! Rick =)