This has been a very profound week for me in my MKMMA journey. It is the week in which 300 of us from all around the world focused every day on kindness – on observing it in others, receiving it from others, and giving it to others. And we were instructed to get into the members area and post comments daily about our results.
I lost my amazing, beautiful mother yesterday (Thursday) and my heart is broken. She was 95 years old and lived a very full life, though she’s been pretty lost since losing my father recently after a long battle with Alzheimers. My world turned upside with a phone call and needless to say – my MKMMA routine was interrupted yesterday…..I didn’t get in my “sit”, I have no idea if I read everything I was supposed to 2 or 3 times, and what I did read certainly was not “with enthusiasm”. But as news spread about my mom a virtual avalanche of kindnesses started pouring into my life – calls, texts, FB messages, friends and business partners at my door with flowers, my wonderful husband and kids wrapping their arms, hearts and love all around me (and each other). My brother, sister and I continue to share incredible love, kindness and support with each other as we process our loss. And even my Golden Retriever and new dachshund puppy wouldn’t leave my side when I first heard about my mom and had an emotional melt-down.
So what can I say? I am overwhelmed. I definitely have received more kindness than I have given out this week. I totally forgot to do random acts of kindness yesterday and today as I made plans to get in the car and make the 19 hr drive to SC. But in the car today I spent a couple of hours in the Alliances area reading all of YOUR kindnesses – given out to the world all week. And I FELT IT, MARK! Total harmony with hundreds folks, all around the world – together immersed and even giddy about giving kindness to others every day. It uplifted my heart and made me once again feel part of something so powerful and so special. And then many of you replied to my comment with even more kindness and love yesterday. So basically….I am having one huge, extended gratitude attack.
I’m going to continue to execute and post kindnesses next week, even though I have another virtue to focus on with our Ben Franklin Makeover. Hope that’s OK!