Monday, 16 March 2015

Week 11: Do Something Small

As we progress, I want to encourage you to complete small acts in response to each week's theme as opposed to doing something grand. Keep things simple and thoughtful.

To assist, begin this week by considering the "Butterfly Effect," the concept that something as seemingly insignificant as a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world can impact the weather in another part. The flapping wings cause an atmospheric change that then sets off a series of events that ultimately leads to something significant happening. Like the butterfly effect, one small, kind act can set off a series of positive events.

With this in mind, complete a very, very small kind action that does not require a lot of you. Think of this action as being a minor tune-up on the engine of the universe. In its "small-ness" it may almost seem insignificant. But as a "tune-up" it is part of an ongoing maintenance effort that prevents a major problem from happening down the line.

After completing your action, please summarize it for yourself in your journal. What might the effect be of completing a daily small act of mindful kindness the rest of the year?

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