This has been without question my biggest “Aha ” week. I started out looking for just 2 acts of kindness every day. I thought I will notice these acts and then record them then wait for the next day. The first day I recorded 5 acts then the second day 9. Then something started to happen.
Watching these acts was not enough, I felt compelled to participate and create my own acts of kindness. As I was doing kind things I started to receive kindness in return, slowly at first then more and more. As the week progressed, it was also becoming hard to keep up with the kindness around me. It was as if a floodgate had been lifted and I was drowned in a river of people doing nice things for each other. WOW!
I did not expect this at all. Of course Mark J and the other instructors had already alluded to this phenomenon of seeing abundance where our attention goes – but to see it first hand was amazing!
There are times in our lives when we experience something and become changed by it to the point where we cannot go back to the original person. This was one of those moments for me. I don’t think I can stop noticing people being kind or stop looking for ways to be kind.
Not sure how I forgot to write my blog last week. First week back after Christmas holidays is always pure CHAOS – not that I making excuses. This past week I started work on my Franklin makeover. My #1 virtue to work on was DISCIPLINE. I have struggled with this off an on over the years. Like everyone else I always start off like a rock star then part way into something I will start making excuses why I won’t be following through. This has gotten worse as I have gotten older.
Working with all of you in this MK program I am starting to get a sense of DISCIPLINE as I complete the required exercises. After a while the exercises become habits that are almost impossible to not do. It just doesn’t feel right to not do them. I impress even myself!
As I watched for DISCIPLINE around me I felt this virtue start to solidify within me. Every instance of DISCIPLINE gave me a feeling of satisfaction. I can’t wait to see how the coming weeks unfold especially the KINDNESS virtue.
Not having a webinar last week was probably a good idea. Sometimes it is good to allow new information to percolate in before more is introduced. Since there was no new webinar I thought it would be good idea to go back and review the course from the beginning. As I started to look back it dawned on me that we have covered a tremendous amount of information and that the review wasn’t going to be completed in a single afternoon or even a day.
I gave myself a week to to go back and rediscover little tidbits that I may have missed or simply forgotten about. This was a great exercise to re-energize myself about the MK process. I highly recommend it to all my MKMMA brothers and sisters!
The second half of this course is where I feel really big things are going to start manifesting. I’m not sure exactly what and when, but it’s coming!
Wishing all of you a Happy New Year!