1.09.2009

All Things Kind.

I want to take a minute and share a New Year's Wish from one of my favorite authors, Mr. Neil Gaiman -

I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.

I picked up his latest book at the library yesterday, The Graveyard Book. I am sure it will be incredible. His work is always wonderful and surprising and inspiring.

But the more miraculous happening was how three and a half year old Bella and I spent an hour together bonding over literature. And how she sweetly ran up to me with an armload of storybooks and said, "Mama, will you teach me to read?" Of course, I will.

Before you collapse into a puddle of gush all around me, don't worry, we were also playing Bella's favorite Library Game. It's called One for Me, One for You. And involves sorting books into piles. Thus, totally messing up the Dewey Decimal system.

Being a Good Mom, I ran around tucking the books in a semi-haphazard manner so I wouldn't get any more of "those looks" from other patrons not to mention the exhausted librarians. Hey, at least I managed to file them by the first and second letter...or the main number...sorry about that decimal part, Dewey. My sincere apologies.

And as we left with our arms weighed down with literature, a rainbow appeared. I swear. A full blown rainbow. I snapped it with the iPhone. And here it is - just for you.

Wishing you a moment of kindness today. Give some kindness and I promise you will get some back. Thank you, Neil.

5 comments:

Freeman Family said...

Always so witty!! I just love to look at your blog and get inspired!!

katarinas mama said...

And I, in turn, love yours and your cozy family stories...just wrap me up in your scenarios and I'll stay warm!!

Freeman Family said...

When is the book coming out? Everything you say so perfect,if only!!

katarinas mama said...

Right. If only, I'd win the book lottery??!! *throws head back and laughs maniacally*

I am writing. We shall see. Mostly it's just to keep me sane.

But you'll never know, how much those words mean to me, Kathy. You are such an inspiration all by yourself!

Freeman Family said...

Again can you come live in my pocket and tell me all these woderful things!!