After thinking it over the last few days, I've not really come to any conclusions other than that I want to keep the blog alive. And I want to put positive stuff out there. No complaining, no bashing, no whining. Maybe offer a bright spot in the day of my readers, maybe offer something worthwhile. Spread some good cheer, perhaps? Maybe share a joy, maybe something new and fun, maybe something inspiring.
So while this doesn't totally answer my original question as to the fate and purpose of my blog, today I am beginning a series of weekly posts called "Happy Tuesday." Happy Tuesday will from now on be a day of the week that I devote to writing and posting about something that makes me happy. Maybe we can consider this a holiday unto itself each week? I will celebrate Happy Tuesday every week. Will you join in? (Maybe in the near future I'll figure out how to do a link party... would you participate if I hosted a Happy Tuesday blog party? Let me know...)
Today's Happy Tuesday Celebration: www.HelpOthers.org
In honor of my first official Happy Tuesday, I want to share a neat website with you. It's called www.HelpOthers.org, and it is dedicated to recounting Random Acts of Kindness committed by folks out there in the world. You can submit your own Random Act story, and you can read about others' Random Acts. It's a great way to pass a little bit of time and cheer yourself up if you are feeling blue. I really recommend spending some time over there.
They also have these cool things called "Smile Cards". These are little tokens, the size of a business card, that you can hand out to folks you meet, or you can leave behind as a secret signature on a Random Acts of Kindness that you commit. You can download pre-made Smile Cards, or you can create your own. You can even request that HelpOthers.org send you some Smile Cards for free!
I'll admit that I have not yet used the Smile Cards. I don't know why - but maybe this is the time for me to change that. I think I'll commit to committing one Random Act of Kindness this week, and I'll leave a Smile Card behind. Next Tuesday I'll report back on what I did and how it went. Unless of course it turns out that committing a Random Act of Kindness is not something that makes me happy. Then it would not be good for a Happy Tuesday post. But somehow I can't see that happening. ;-)
How about you? What makes you happy today? How will you celebrate Happy Tuesday? I'd love to hear about your happy moments - won't you please leave a comment and share your happiness?
Linking to All Things Inspired today.