what do you want?

February 25, 2011

It was a simple question she asked, one I have been struggling with for quite some time. Well, like forever actually.

What do you want?

and the words flowed out, I didn’t think, I just typed.

I want to fuel and think of innovative kindness ideas, market them beautifully, and inspire people to believe in the power of kindness….I want to always be moving, changing, holding tight to humanity.

(and I want to do all that with the people I love)

“Oh My God, I think I just gave a Miss America answer, but I don’t even really care because it’s the truth!”…I wrote back.

And this week, while in the flow of planning, scheming, creating, crafting the next thing, it’s exactly how I feel. In this flow there is such joy, such happiness and all that really matters is so big I can’t see anything else…I can’t see my own self doubt, my fears, my shame, angst or even my intensity. The kindness is so big, not even I can stand or get in the way. It’s so blissful and how it should always be  I guess.

Even in my emotional ADHD, I am finding new answers, new buds are popping up, just letting the nature of this unfold, letting beauty come…opening myself to let it be. unafraid.

If you couldn’t think, process, mull over and I asked you

What do you want?

….what would you say?

11 Responses to “what do you want?”

  1. sheri Says:

    i want there to be love and kindness. i want there to be a gentleness for someone who is reaching out, trying something new, taking a chance. i want there to be a team of people waiting with arms unfolded for the person who puts themselves out there, raw and unprotected. i want there to be loyalty for selfless giving, and for those willing to take a chance. i want someone to say, “here, take this, run, and make the world better. i have your back. i promise.” i want to watch buddhists walk through tibetan hilltops, and feel their smiles down my spine, teaching me what true peace is.
    I want to give you what you need to let go and spread your kindness because everyday you motivate me to be a better person, to remember why I do what I do and to remember to do it better.
    I want to find a gracious way to say thank you that can really express how deeply i feel my gratitude.

  2. kindnessgirl Says:

    oh yes to all these things!! add them to the list of good things from the universe…so glad to call you friend S, so comforted/inspired to know you live, breathe and are following your call in this world. thank you…

  3. Alisha Says:

    I want to live a life that mirrors the things I know to be true in my heart.

    I want to wake when I am fully rested, and not a moment before.

    I want to start and end each day with gratitude.

    I want to enjoy every single bite of every single thing I eat, and not judge myself if it isn’t all spinach.

    I want to live in a way that when it’s all over, and I get to see Mom again, she says “Wow.”

  4. jag Says:

    i want to unleash the torrent of love that i know lives inside me… to live it without fear

  5. Brenda Says:

    I want to actually do all of the kind acts that I think of…you know, think ahead, plan it, and DO it.
    I want my kids to be carefree and happy and when they aren’t…I want them to be resilient.
    I want to BE an example of kindness in every part of my life.
    I want to create…
    I want to be comfortable with my body…no matter what size I am…
    I want to highlight social justice issues through acts of kindness…
    I want to enjoy right now!

  6. laura Says:

    i want….
    to feel like i’ve accomplished something – made a difference – let go – explode – find me – find it – explore – cry – let it all unfold

  7. I want to be a blessing to those around me and to myself.
    Within me I want to: celebrate curiosity, find joy, forgive pain, give thanks, and see beauty.
    Around me I want to: create peace, demonstrate faith, foster hope, honor differences, provide safety and spread love.

  8. Alexis Says:

    I want to protect moms, babies, and children. I want to teach, to reach, and to share my love. I want to spend my days and nights with my baby. I want to save lives and families. I want to help. I want to be helped. I want every person to see how special and wonderful and beautiful they are. I want every child to be given a chance to learn and love the way they deserve. I want so much for this world.

  9. dawn Says:

    What I want for myself is fulfillment.
    What I want for my children is emotional healing and lightheartedness.
    What I want for you is for you to write a book with all your incredible ideas of ways to touch people with random acts of kindness in it. (well, I kinda want that for ME!) 🙂
    I have lurked here for about 8 months now. My kids and I use your ideas often in our lives and we are better people for it. You have not only given me ideas of things to do but you have fueled my own thinking of ways to bless others. It is now something that is on my mind often but beyond that it is something that I DO..I don’t just think of it…I DO it!!!
    I am also in charge of a club at my kid’s school this year called Secret Agents of Kindness where we send the “Agents” on secret missions of kindness around the school. Your ideas have been truly valuable to me.

  10. i want to be in synch
    to live unfettered
    to assist others if they want that too
    to assist my children in that
    to know peace
    to each chocolate
    to allow
    to flow

  11. Amber Says:

    This is hard, because sometimes I’m not even able to tell myself. It’s funny how scary it can be to admit those precious things that you REALLY want.

    Right now, I think I want to be a sort of a teacher or mentor. I want to help other people figure out what THEY want. Which feels unbelievably big and scary and also totally awesome.

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