A Little Bit of Goodness

I have been quiet over here on this blog lately, candidly, because I was planning to make Project Authenticity my home base online. I even went so far as to move all of my posts from this blog over there, in an effort to have everything in one place. And then, after meeting with my business coach, to get some solid advice about building Project Authenticity, he advised me that I really need to keep things separate for….well it’s a lot of reasons that I won’t bore you with now.

So today’s the day, that I will slowly start to make this my home base, if you will. I’ll continue to write about the stories and mission of Project Authenticity and you will be able to closely follow our journey over there. And over here, I’m going to write about….well that is still a work in progress.

Today, I want to write about goodness. The tiny moments of goodness we experience every day, and how that plays into our story. You see, on this day 14 years ago, what I thought was a tiny moment of goodness, has turned into 14 years of joy beyond belief, love I didn’t know I had in me, and so much more. On this day 14 years ago, I became an Aunt for the very first time. I remember it like it was yesterday. The first time I saw my nephew Avery, and the emotions that overcame me like a tsunami the first time I held him. I was completely clueless on that day of the significance of that tiny moment of goodness. You see in those first few moments with Avery, it sparked something deep inside me that to this day I am unable to truly define. It was almost like a piece of me was born in that moment as well. And while we have had 14 of the very best years of my life….that tiny moment is where it all began a defining moment.

So here we are 14 years later, and who knew that tiny space in time would be such a powerful moment? I was only able to hold him for an instant, because his mother, grandmother and other family wanted to hold him and meet him as well. Over the years I have affectionately referred to that brief space in time, as a moment of goodness and the start of an important chapter in my story.

Every day is not filled with magnanimous moments of goodness, but it is filled with tiny moments of goodness, and they may take various forms. They could be as tiny as a stranger letting you cut into traffic, a kind word from a friend or your boss, or something as simple as seeing your garden bloom. Our days are full of tiny moments of goodness, can you see them?  Even better, why don’t you make it your goal today to be a part of bringing a little goodness to someone you know?  And if you are really brave….think about a random act of goodness for a stranger. How ’bout it? Are you up for it? Let’s do this!

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toddschnick April 28, 2010 at

Love this post, and love this concept. I was reading an email from Hugh MacLeod, aka @gapingvoid, and he said you should strive for at least one moment of pure joy each day. And when that is achieved, the day has NOT been wasted. Thanks for reminding us to look for little bits of goodness…

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