And the countdown continues!
Christmas is getting closer and in the midst of all of the pomp and glitter and sparkly eyed kiddies, I saw something really nice a couple of days ago. A random act of kindness. A pay-it-forward type thing. Here it is:
I followed it back to a Facebook page called Paying It Forward ~ One Day at A Time. I really like that page. (I’ve put a link to it in the credits, below. I don’t know the page admins and I’ve not been paid to say nice things about it, I just thought I’d share ) There’s something really simple and beautiful about giving just for the sake of giving. I’m planning on acting on that small yet powerful concept a lot more consciously moving forward through this holiday season, and into 2013. And getting my kids in on the action too. I hope it’ll be something we can share and enjoy as they get older and the things we bond over “change”. Dropping random kindness bombs here and there. A good thing.
Have you ever experienced a random act of kindness? Or paid it forward in a unique way? I’d love to hear about it in the comments
Have a very, merry week!
PICS OF THE WEEK
WINTER WONDERLAND IN A CHINESE GARDEN
A MOST UNUSUAL LUNCHBREAK
Actor, Kenny Baker (who stands 3 feet 8 inches tall) had a colourful career as a member of a “theatrical troupe of dwarves and midgets” , a circus performer, an ice show skater, and then as part of a successful comedic group, “The Minitones”. His life of relative obscurity took a fortuitous turn when George Lucas hired him in 1977. From that moment on, Baker became the man inside one of the most infamous droids in the galaxy, R2-D2. (He also played Paploo, an Ewok in “Return of the Jedi”, but that is a different post altogether ) In this first unusual shot, Baker enjoys a a quick lunch break between takes on the very first Star Wars set. The second shot? It was just too darn charming not to add in.
CATCH THE WAVE
Somewhere, underwater in Mexico, a scuba diver thought it’d be a great idea to get a very special shot…
MAGIC DOOR #11
Go back through the archives of Zen and Genki and you’ll find a whole lot of book lovin’. Books are magic and have the power to create worlds – and no image captures that profound moment better than this one by Khamal25.
OUTSIDE THE TOUCH OF TIME
“To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.”
Happy siblings in the Himalayas
Winter Wonderland in a Chinese Garden image courtesy of Beautiful Chinese Gardens
Catch the Wave (Fish) image courtesy of National Geographic via Reddit
Magic Door #11 image courtesy of Estela Canaveira via Newer III Color Photo of the Day
Release image courtesy of the artist, Khamal25
Outside The Touch of Time (Brother and Sister) image courtesy of Andrew Castellano