purpose

There are at least two times a year where I ask myself what purpose I have on earth. Point is, we all matter. Even if we do not know how, there are people that got helped by something good we did.

There are at least two times a year where I ask myself what purpose I have on earth. My birthday and New Year’s Eve.

I think it is because success is measured by wealth and how many people know you, how much you do for you community. I am not rich, the people I know are normal, like me (no stars I know about, although some of them should be in my opinion) and if I do not have to leave my house, I will not leave it, so community is screwed. Why than should I be around? I have lost people who truly loved live, took it for everything they could. I don’t do that, so why be?

I am happy to say I have known the answer for a couple of years now, but it is something I have to remind myself of. Remember Pocahontas from Disney? When grandmother Willow dips a leave into the water and talks about the ripples? That is why……ripples.

Everything I do creates ripples. Most of them don’t do much, but some of them change lives. Just as the ripples of some other people changed mine. It does not have to be a big change, small changes count. a small domino can do spectacular things by the way it sets everything else in motion. The movie Pay it forward shows how this works.

So even if I don’t know what my ripples achieve, I know some of them have made important changes. I know this, because of al the wonderful people in my life and the situations I encounter.

I try to help others if I can and I get help when I need it. I mean, this day and age, when you are at the side of the road with bike troubles, most people pas by and do nothing. When it happened to me, someone stopped, loaned me their Phone and helped me get to where I needed to go by pushing me. I payed it forward again when just a couple of weeks later someone else had troubles with their bike. I let them hang on to me, so I did the work, we both got where we needed to be.

How do I see this as a ripple I started? After all I just told you I paid it forward. Well… much earlier in the year there was a man in scooter. The thing did not move, so I pushed him to where he needed to be. Ripple started….

Point is, we all matter. Even if we do not know how, there are people that got helped by something good we did. Even a smile given to a stranger and a friendly hello might brighten their day.

 

First Blog

Now why start a blog?
Maybe my public dreams and thought will be good for something other than clearing my thougts.

Here I go, my first blog…. I am both scared and excited. As you can read in the about section, my native language is not English, so forgive me if some things are not spelled correctly or some sentences should be different. The main thing I guess is understanding the meaning behind the words.

Now why start a blog?
Good question. I used to own a diary when I was younger. Writing my thougts down helped me to order them. Now that I am older, I do not take the time to write. Other things become more important even though technicaly they are not… more important that is.They just feel that way.

Some time ago I came along a podcast of Curt Mega. I started listening to it from the beginning and in one of the episodes he talkes about the difference one person can make. Lets face it, most of us do not feel like we can make much difference do we. I certanly do not think I make that much of a difference.
Ik got me thinking… Curt states that every action, no matter how small can influence someone without you knowing. Granted his perspective is that of an actor/director/writer/singer/creater and whatever else I might be forgetting, but it goes for all of us. Every word we say or in my case type could have an impact on others.

Fine, than why do you need to write Publicly instead of a diary?
I guess I think I will take time to write a blog, since we live in a digital time. And yes, I could make a diary on my computer, but i thought about starting an advenure. An anonymous one, because my employers to be do not have to find this. I would like to be gudged on my qualities, nog my ramblings on the net.
Putting it online is my way of thinking out loud. Maybe my ideas can help you and maybe you can help me with my ideas.

I intend to update this diary regularly, so keep an eye out for it, for I hope my ideas may at least entertain you if you found this page.

Maybe my public dreams and thought will be good for something other than clearing my thougts.

Love
Dreamer