You Are Not Alone
Some things happened yesterday while I was practicing all of my rebellious apocalyptic antics. Terrifying things, then hilarious things, then sheer miraculous things. The world gave me what I assumed were three parting gifts.
I could have used my words to describe this present. I could have eloquently explained the horror upon horror I
stepped in found awaiting me around every corner of my apartment yesterday. But instead, I took photos of it for you.
Why would this happen? Why would Ace or Jack or both of them have a vomit marathon? I wanted to be furious. I wanted to stop gagging. I wanted to quit cleaning it up. After all, the world was supposed to end, so I thought, “what’s the point”. That’s when I realized it. The felines must have read my post from yesterday and decided to give all of their fucks away… on every surface of my apartment. It was my own fault.
Gift # 2
Once I successfully scraped up all of that plastered puke, I needed to get out in the fresh air and find dinner. But, the first step to anything is checking Facebook. So that is what I did. There he was. Le Clown again, being all savior like. He successfully saved me from my kitty bile induced melancholy with one of his masterly constructed and equally hilarious secular Xmas cards.
If cancer isn’t real, then where did all that Movember money go? Busted, Le Clown! I know you used that nice chunk of change to stock up on Astroglide. Alas, I can never stay mad at you. Thank you for being you, Jesus Clown Super Star On Fire.
Gift # 3
Let’s be serious for a minute, because this last gift seriously had me choking up. I was alone last night. I was alone for the end of the world, and although I knew in full faith that the world was not ending today, I couldn’t help but think about how sad it would be if it were true. I was alone for the end of the world. So I went to a restaurant bar to eat and sit in silence with other lonely people. Then this happened.
The woman who was giving these out simple tapped me on the shoulder and said, “You don’t know me, but Merry Christmas” and went on her way. I no longer felt alone at the end of the world.
The text on the insert reads: “26 Acts if Kindness in honor of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victims. You are recipient 2. In honor of Daniel. [All 26 victims’ names are listed] The extra sheet given to you is so that you can photocopy it and keep the 26 Acts of Kindness going in their honor. Share what was done for you and/or what you have done for others on Twitter #26acts or on Facebook“.
Sharing this here is how I am paying it forward. I also plan to hand a few of these out myself, and I encourage you to help me keep the kindness going. You don’t have to use the cards. Just act kind at random. Surprise someone. Make someone feel like they are not alone. Reblog, tweet, do what you do.
I also want to personally tell the gorgeous Anka from Keeping It Real that I think she wrote a lovely post regarding the shooting tragedy and our responsibility to observe it properly as bloggers. Anka, maybe you don’t have to write about it. Maybe none of us have to write about it. Maybe we can remedy our grief by spreading random acts of kindness to overshadow the random acts of hate and violence.
I planned to announce this week’s comment winners today, but then these events happened, and I don’t want to take away from this incredible idea. I will be posting comment winners this weekend before Christmas falls. Go forth and be kind.
P.S. You should also go check out the winners of Jules and the Byronic Man’s Holy Sheet giveaway. Spoiler: I didn’t win, but I was a runner up. Peace.
- 25 Acts of Love in Honor of a True Hero (myshineproject.com)
- Paying it Forward, Gifting, Acts of Random Kindness, Secret Santa (hundredpercentchanceofchange.wordpress.com)
- Random Acts of Kindness (navywifechronicles.wordpress.com)
Posted on December 21, 2012, in Humor, Inspirational and tagged #26acts, 2012, 26 acts, apocolypse, Astroglide, Becca Cord, blog, blog giveaways, Blogging, cat puke, cat vomit, christmas, doomsday, end of the world 2012, Facebook, Funny, giving back, holiday kindness, holy sheet giveaway, humor, keeping it real, kindness, Le Clown, life, Pay it forward, Random act of kindness, sandy hook elementary, secular christmas cards, twitter, WordPress. Bookmark the permalink. 58 Comments.