Have you heard the acronym K.I.S.S.?
Keep It Simple Sweety (it was stupid but I don’t like that!!!)
By the way, never call yourself stupid.
Ever, ever, ever, ever never ever!!! You can remind yourself, hey I need to improve that or I am growing in that area but please don’t call yourself stupid!
Keeping things simple is such a game changer. How often do you complicate things and then don’t do them because they just seem soooooo huge?!!!
Try to remember a time when you did that. Think about it for a sec.
What happened? Did you still do it? Was it just too much? Could you have done it in a simpler way?
Would it still have had an affect?
Recently I had an assignment to deliver a random act of kindness. Something out of my comfort zone and I only had a couple hours and it was already late at night.
I needed to run to the market and I was whizzing around. My normal way of being is to smile and acknowledge people so I couldn’t use that. It had to be something else. I turned down the next isle and there was a guy, who worked there, with his head down on his arm resting on a counter.
Bing!!! Wow, normally I would think. Something is going on here and I don’t want to interrupt.
However, the bing to bring kindness was louder.
I crouched down and said, “hi”. He stayed down and turned his head pulled up his mask (which had been lowered to his chin) and just nodded.
I was feeling good, energetic and happy so I was coming from that place and I just simply said, "do you know how late the store is open?"
Well, wow!!! He stood up, in control, proud, “yes, we are open til 11”.
I said, “isn’t that great! You are almost done with your shift.”
He started laughing and we talked for a bit.
He had been having a rough time, I didn’t know what was going on but just by talking to him from my heart and connecting I knew the rest of his shift was going to be great.
That was it. Just human to human. Seeing each other and connecting. That can be an act of kindness.
So I challenge you to do something, maybe a little out of your comfort zone.
Keep it simple!
And do it today.
Happy happy Tuesday.
Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.