If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear. ~ Winnie the Pooh
I want to do something today, and I hope you will participate. If you don’t, I fear this will fall resoundingly flat. Lately so many people seem a little down, I suppose it could be the winter and lack of sun, but I myself can’t really use that as an excuse, being in Florida. So perhaps it’s a little bit of sitting with our face so close to a screen we miss the real world as life ambles on by us. So last night, whilst contemplating the blues, mine in particular, and reading the troll-like comments I find randomly on FB (typically about communications with others inworld), I want to declare tomorrow, and every February 13th henceforth “Crustimony Proceedcake Day.” Don’t worry, the cost is virtually free other than a moment’s time. All you have to do is create a Notecard and on it type “I want you to know I think you are” and include three positive words on it, sign it and give it to as many friends (at least 10) that you can. Heck, I reckon if you don’t want to write three individual words about each friend and want to keep it really simple, use my new mantra ( totally swiped from “The Help”) You are nice. You are smart. You are important. and share it with your friends. Why should we do this? Because. With one simple effort we can brighten someones day, and you never know, their life might need brightening right exactly at the moment. But the important thing is, the “gift” creates a soft ripple of kindess. A ripple that could take root and grow, and spread, possibly reaching a person you don’t even know, and meeting some need they have right at that moment. Because that’s the thing about kindness, sometimes giving kindness, even if just a smile, or a word, it triggers the response in others to follow suit.
The take from? Please, let’s do this. What could it possibly harm? Random giggles and smiles? Warm feelings of appreciation sprinkled with happy thoughts? I don’t know, but I can find no scenario where it’s a bad thing. What’s with the holiday’s name you may ask? Why, it’s from my favorite author of course! My fondest memories of childhood are Christmas’ when my father used to read to me from it’s hallowed pages. In 1926, AA Milne wrote in a converse betwixt Owl and Pooh:
” ‘Well,’ said Owl, ‘the customary procedure in such cases is as follows.’
‘What does Crustimoney Proseedcake mean?’ said Pooh. ‘For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me.’
‘It means the Thing to Do.’
‘As long as it means that, I don’t mind,’ said Pooh humbly.’ ”
You know what? I don’t mind either. So even if I am a revolution of one, I’m going to do it. Happy Crustimoney Proseedcake Day!
1- Buy one AO for you or as a gift at Marketplace https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/9681
2-You can now buy a second item at main shop inworld at 50% of the price!