I was recently reminded of the beauty and power of kindness.
Someone choose to anonymously give me this unique treasure chest made by artist and friend Tania Marie. My chest came with bonus gifts like an oil diffuser, crystal, and bath salts, a heartfelt note, and reminders to be open to new energies like possibility and wonder. You can learn more about these delightful Cosmic Curiosity Chests on Tania’s blog. At first, I was a little disappointed at the anonymous part, but now I see the beauty of letting it be a mystery. Some of the best gifts are random and spontaneous. I appreciate the kindness of this mystery person sending me a gift and feel like a kid receiving a surprise!
The gifts have percolated in my consciousness, doing their magic, and seeding my mind and heart. My benefactor may have sensed a growing dissatisfaction with my life. Outwardly, my life is OK. I have health, friends, income, savings, and this community, but I’m not really happy within. I’ve let myself slip into dull routines with very little love, joy, meaningful connections, or purposeful direction. This is a great recipe for creating a life of quiet desperation. A place I know all too well from my teens and 20s before embarking on my life altering choice to quit my job, sell my condo, and travel the US in search of meaning and adventure in a VW camper. I did this way back in the early 90s before it was a hip thing to do and document on WordPress, Instagram, and YouTube; prior to the internet, smart phones, and social media! My trip was a simple adventure of the heart, exploring our National Parks, meeting people, and sharing joy.
Being aware of this slide into despair, I spent some time this weekend in contemplation and found a seed of inner hope to nurture and the resolve to begin making more life affirming choices. I’ve let my choices slide into a place of less self care. So I’m letting my new Cosmic Manifestor Chest be a reminder to live each day as a gift and an opportunity to spread a little beauty, love, or kindness. Even if I don’t make any big changes to the circumstances of my life, deciding to live more purposefully will help bring meaning and joy back into my life.
So thank you Tania and my mystery benefactor! Your kindness has helped shift my energy and potentially the direction of my life. And no matter what, this gift of kindness touched my heart and reminded me how nice it is to share in the act of giving and receiving. Sometimes it’s even more fun and impactful to give randomly like people do with pay it forward gifts at restaurants and coffee shops. Maybe we can reignite the kindness and pay it forward movements!
Please remember the power of spreading kindness in our daily lives.