This will be fairly short, as I woke up on the couch and for the life of me, could not think of anything today, that would be worth pouring out for you. I did find however, a couple posts in my “drafts”. One of them is called “Following Through”, which I found really hilariously ironic because it appears I started that post on 1/16/2012 – just about three months ago.
This 365 post is one of the few things I’m proud to be sticking to, regardless. If I’m not writing here, I’ve been writing for a blog called Sprouts and sometimes I end up posting twice a day here to make up for a busy Saturday or something along those lines. Damn, this is a boring post, but I cannot be defeated by this goal. Then I got a blogger award about a half hour ago, about how people should really see my page because I’m great. Jacob, I’m extremely grateful you thought of me and here I am with nothing to say tonight.
So the start of “Following Through” is below. I wonder if I felt too much pressure to commit myself to good deeds. No, I try to do those anyway, even when it bites me in the ass. Funny though, one of our local DJ’s, on a loud rock station no less, mentioned how he found a daily blog about good deeds and urged people to visit it. I then realized there is nothing solid about my blog to initiate being declared as the “go to” for anything, but random thoughts and odd reasons to post pictures of Ireland, my long lost love.
So why post it now, you ask? Because I’d like to get to bed. I will likely come up with a rousing “did you ever notice” post tomorrow and mention how I do something like an old person, and you will hopefully not decide to remove your subscription in the meantime. So without further ado, here’s my unfinished post about following through:
“I’m a firm believer that it’s more than the thought that counts, it’s following through. Yes, I truly believe in this…but whether or not I actually follow through is up for debate. With time being so limited these days, I plan to start utilizing my blog to not only continue writing, but to do something good with it here and there along the way.
At first, I wanted to create a concept blog. Imagine….”365 Days of Goodness”, or something else really sugary and uplifting. I thought that if I could go out of my way to do a kind or thoughtful thing each day and write about it, it would lead to even greater happiness. It seemed like a task that I wasn’t sure I could live up to. I barely fit time in to write before as it was. Well, I’m getting this daily routine under control, now it’s time to do some good with it. Whether it encourages more positive behavior in my life or yours, yearning and striving to be better can’t be a negative.”
I do really feel serious about doing unprovoked “good” things, although I probably won’t be posting about it. Looking back, I think I sort of got turned off by incorporating random acts of kindness because I don’t need to publicly pat myself on the back for doing something I feel I should do anyway. I think there’s something about that in the Bible and in proverbs of every distinction. Just be good and know in your soul that you’ve done good things and the best you can, without regrets. We don’t get extra points in (enter wherever you think you’ll end up post mortem here) for announcing what good you’ve done.
There, I might have made something out of this – a distinct thought. See you tomorrow.
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