We all know that this 2012 is going to be a very special year, and I would like to ask you to do something different and special, so that we can all contribute to make a difference which will hopefully become contagious from the very beginning and will spread throughout.
I have a special invitation for you. I would like to invite you to “share randomly”.
Did you hear about what happened this Christmas at K-mart stores? Somebody paid for somebody else’s layaway, and when that person found out, besides being very happy and grateful, he or she decided to pay somebody else’s layaway. That started a chain reaction, a domino effect. People started paying forward for somebody they didn’t know.
Well, I wanted to do something different this year myself. I felt like giving anonymously and definitely not expecting anything in return. I was looking to surprise and somehow make some people happy.
When I finally went to K-mart, it was too late to pay for a layaway, but the manager suggested I could buy some gift cards and give them away to different people, so I did.
I shared what I was going to do with my friend Olga, who lives in Switzerland, and she said, “Please buy some on my behalf. I love the idea!” Giving is contagious!
The manager told me that he could give the cards away, but I decided to ask God to inspire me and tell me who to give them to at the store. Well, the experience was a good one. Some people looked at the gift card with a certain degree of distrust. They weren’t sure it was for real. Some said “Thank you,” but again not too convinced. Others were very grateful. I am sure they were all surprised, especially when they went to pay with it and found out it really worked! And something else: I am sure they had a story to share with their families and friends, a tale of how a stranger showed up out of nowhere and for no reason gave them a $25 gift card.
Denise, from our Ho’oponopono sacred forum, shared this with us when she heard me sharing my experience about sharing during my last monthly Ho’oponopono Q&A class: “I had a similar Inspiration a couple of months ago, when my family was having lunch together. I mentioned that, instead of us getting gifts for each other, we could pool the money that we would spend on gifts and donate it to those who could really use it. And so we did. I had a couple different catalogues that I brought out for Christmas, and everyone went through them and had a say regarding where the money would go and what would be given. It was a very peaceful and wonderful Christmas.”
So, my question to you is: Would you be willing to do something out of the ordinary, something unexpected? Would you be willing to share randomly, unconditionally, without expecting anything in return? What about sharing and giving to a stranger?
Just imagine what a huge difference we could make if every one of us gave the world just one random act of kindness and sharing, and that act were to catch on like it did at K-mart. The giving would multiply exponentially! Even if the outcome were not so exponential, we would still change the world with our giving. Kindness not only changes reality for good in ways unknown to the giver but also blesses the giver with the gift of gratitude. You start receiving In the moment you are giving.
Remember, the love we give is the love we get. The world is, in fact, what we make it, everyday, with our thoughts, words, and actions.
I would love for you to follow your own inspiration and then share your experience with us. What do say? Ho’oponopono is about taking responsibility for the reality we create. Everything comes back. Be sure that nothing is a coincidence. If you decide to participate, you can be sure the person or persons you give to will be the perfect ones.
Would you be willing to participate in this experiment of ever growing kindness, cleaning and sharing? We will be waiting for your stories and comments. You can also send us a video or audio, if you choose. All submissions are welcome.
I can’t wait to hear back from you!