The sun sets on another day…
Tonight’s sunset was fantastic, if you were a duck. Storms rolled in, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
There are few days I do not think of an old movie where I remember “Courage of the heart is very rare”. Not because the movie was amazing, but because it was right, courage of the heart is very rare.
This evening as I sat in a restaurant outside (Yes, we were socially distant) I watched a group of women talking over and over. They were older than me, which means antique but not ancient, but they were in their own attention starved world enjoying each other. One woman had a sweated on the back of her chair, and because the chairs were rounded it fell off. A young lady (Perhaps no more than 25 or so) patiently put the sweater back on her chair several times and it made me smile. You may ask why, well it is easy. She did this for no other reason than to be nice while the person receiving the benefit was oblivious.
What makes some people crave attention for doing the right thing and others so prepared to commit quiet acts of kindness? What makes some people so engaged to make things right, while others bring people down. I know, a lot will say upbringing. It may well be true. Many will say environment, different than upbringing, and it may be true as well. How about lineage? Yep, that is possible as well. In my opinion there is something else. I am not 100% sure what it is, but maybe a DNA sequence that just says, “do it right” for you and no one else.
I sat and watched and was reminded of my fathers idea of “The Solomon Group” where people did acts of kindness and the rule was, no one could know. I smiled to myself, went to the server, and paid the bill for the girl and her friend and told them not to say who or why (No, I don’t want praise here or anything I am just making a point) so that maybe they would feel good for doing positive things, perhaps they would just know that good things come to those who are good. At minimum, they would smile to themselves that night, and as they left they laughed and were happy. A gift in itself.
So as the sun sets on another day, we all have a choice daily on how we can be, so lets be as good as we can be, or even do be do be do if we want to, but somewhere along the way, if you do good do good for others because it is the right thing to do and nothing else. Do good for you as well, and maybe someday we will figure out what makes good and bad people and put it in a bottle. I hope the world find a way to be a better place, and I hope I am around to see it, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the night…