Today is one of those obscure holidays. It is Random Acts of Kindness Day. While it is not near as big as Christmas or Thanksgiving, Random Acts of Kindness Day could be one of the best holidays ever. Now you can share this in two ways with your partner.
First, you can let your partner be your recipient of the RAK. However, if you want something different why not plan to do your RAK together as a team. There are so many things you could do. You could go out and clean a playground, go grab a bag of food and pass it out to the homeless people in your area, or buy someone lunch you don't even know. Things you could do for your partner might include, cleaning out the car, completing some of his/her chores or even taking the towel and warming it in the dryer while he/she is in the shower.
No matter what you do today as your Random Act of Kindness it will surely bring a smile to someone's face. Helping others get that smile will hopefully start a chain reaction and that person will pass along a RAK to another and create an additional smile. Soon you might just pass someone on the street that is smiling because of the simple RAK you performed earlier. This is the beauty of the day. Now start smiling and planning how you can do your part.
"Are you kidding me? You actually brought your laptop to the beach! What the heck? Can't you spend any time just relaxing with me?"
"Um, in case you haven't noticed you are on your cell phone..."
Modern technology is amazing and wonderful, but too many people have lost touch with face-to-face interaction. There is a loss of quiet time between partners. The Internet and cell phones have come between too many lovers.
Before accusing your partner of spending too much time on the computer or his/her phone take a good look at your own habits. Are you present with your partner? Or do you spend too much time wrapped up in texting, Facebook, online games, chatting, etc. too?
I am not suggesting giving those things up all together. They offer us fantastic ways of communicating. They help people connect quickly and easily around the world. Just don't forget about the physical reality right around you.
Put your phone, your iPad, your iPod, your laptop and any other technology away and go for a walk with your partner. Go outside - take off your shoes - feel the Earth beneath your feet. Be present and get grounded together.
I hear so many people talk about the spark and they need to find it. That spark could be missing in their basic life, sexual relationship, or their spirituality. The problem is they are looking for it all over the place. Lifting up the cushions on the couch, in the cabinets or in answers from others. They just don't realize that that spark is inside them and it is just bursting to come out. For some reason they keep a cap on it. Be it ego or that feeling that someone else's answer must be better keeps them from letting that electricity flow out of them.
Understand that you have great power and all that you need inside of you. You have the power to spark everything in your life. You are special and when you know it everyone else will feel it. -Rob
In this lifetime there is so much to learn. The fact of the matter is that it is impossible to learn everything. So, relax a little on yourself and learn at a pace that feels good to you. Focus on one topic or one area of interest and learn what you can from it. Then move on to something else. Sometimes we just need to step away from the learning and experience life as it comes. How many college students have you heard say, "I am done learning or I need a break from the books." The truth of the matter is they actually do. I know plenty of people that return to their studies after a break and are more focused then they did before they took that break.
Education is great and wonderful, however, sometimes you need to step back and experience all these things you are learning in your life without feeling pressure. -Rob