Read Small Deed #6
Put out hand-written loving and transforming messages on walls, notice boards and like for personal or public display.
This idea might sound immature and trivial on the first hear. In fact to me even, it took a personal experience to realize that sometimes words we come across accidentally are really meant for us to read at that moment of the day. (Why do I roundabout to end up in Serendipity all the time!).
It was my Masters dissertation time. A few days in between out of those few months were emotionally turbulent for me (Nope, not because of my dissertation 😉 One evening as I stepped into my post doc’s room in the hostel (somebody whom I still adore for her calmness and maturity), there was this small hand-written poster on her wall reading This Shall Also Pass Away. How much relief these few words gave me at that moment is indescribable! (For those of you who know me will know for how long this had been my signature message for all outgoing mails and a long-time orkut status message and I was made to change it so deliberately as the passing away became too much :lol
Well, the small deed you shall be able to do is write down a message – a one-liner or a saying which you want to imbibe in your own life or a reminder you want to put for yourself – and put it up somewhere readable in your space – could be your work desk, top of the mirror, near your PC or wardrobe – and you shall be doing a great deed for yourself! Remember not to use negative words and future tense. Remain patient can work much better than Don’t be angry (You sure to increase your anger this way 🙁 ) I look great can work much better than I will be looking great tomorrow (Why postpone your looking great? )
If you have a broader concern, you shall make small posters or charts on a moral story and put them at places where people get access to read – notice boards, cafeterias, near lifts, near gates in your school, college, work place or apartment.
The reality is not that everybody will form a queue early in the morning to read your philosophy. But there could be that single person like a pin in the hay stack (Excuse for the old boring comparison) who exactly needed those words that day.
And I say hand-written because the print-outs only make me feel it’s a document of great importance for that unknown somebody for eternity 🙁
Not inspired? Do it once – Experience is the best evidence!
Wishing you the right words to reach you at the right point in time all your life!