The Thursday Thesis - 24/05/2018
“One HUNDRED blog posts! How cool is that?” I gushed as I drove Alex to school last Thursday morning.I'd jammed my moonface into "Smug" mode and It wasn't getting any better...
The Urchin wasn’t impressed: he never is these days.
This week his affectation is being “utterly indifferent” to all suggestions and ideas that don’t involve him spending his entire weekend playing games online with school-friends.
The joys of parenthood...
“So, Dad” he asked, “why do you write your blog – what’s it actually for?”
I paused, and said “It’s a good question, when you stop to think about it: why does anyone write, especially when there is no expectation of reward?”
“So...?” he said.
“Firstly, Alex, I write for you. I hope that you’ll read my ramblings and “get it” – that you’ll have access to some of the things I’ve found useful, and have that access at a younger age than I did.”
“And secondly, I write for myself because I love the process of writing - the great distillation and clarification that I get when I write about things. When you think on paper you can handle bigger, more important things, I think.”
“But deep down, right at the bottom of everything I do – teaching, writing, landlording, coaching, mentoring, blogging and podcasting – I really just want to help people – anyone, anywhere – to see themselves as better than they have been told they are. I hope that, in some small way, my words will resonate with another person - I suppose I'm trying to send out a ripple into the World.: I may never know that person, but if just one idea in just post helps just one person to raise themselves up and have a better life in some way, then it will have been worth my time and energy writing a hundred posts.”
Isn’t that what life is all about, too?
I ask you, please, to DO something - right now - to lift someone else up.
I don’t care how small or big a thing you do, just do it.
A smile, a hug, or a kiss; a kind word or a thoughtful act: do something.
To you, it might only be a smile you give away: but that smile might just change a tiny something in another person’s life.
It’s only a ripple, but it’s a start.
© Neil Cowmeadow 2018
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