Tuesday, January 10, 2012

a little piece of feel good

In light of recent events, I wanted to take a moment to share a blog post that isn't filled with venomous comments and hate speech (err, not from me, the comment section, damn those hatters!) Which isn't to take away from that situation at all. 'Cause that shits just c.r.a.z.y.

Moving on though,

The other night I was talking with my sister.  She's been following the blog posts, and obviously she has heard my first hand account of my experience. Anyway, she came across this video and then shared it with me. I know the situation in the video is unlikely to happen.

If nothing else though, I am hoping to remind everyone to think of those around you.  Remember to to be kind. I know this sounds all wishy-washy, lovey-dovey, blah blah blah.  But seriously.  Just watch the effing video.




(Please note, comment section is still open, however, if it goes down the same path of the venomous, hate speech, I *will* be deleting.  This is a feel good post.  Any assholes need not comment).

13 comments:

  1. Kindness is contagious. Do unto to others as you would have then do unto you.  Thanks for the reminder!  Love the blog

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  2. Very cool video, Tiffany! Thanks for sharing!  :)

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  3. Very cool video.  I love the pay-it-forward aspect.  :)

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  4. Very cool video. :) <3 It reminds me of a lot of the people who we've really gotten to know lately.

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  5. i know right ! awesome woman unite. :) 

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  6. Cool video - if more people paid it forward imagien what a wonderful world we would live in!

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  7. That was lovely Tiff! Thanks for sharing...

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  8. I was in the Santa line and the person behind me paid for the 2 families behind them. :) Great video and I swear the guy in the suit is my husband! 

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  9. AutismMamaDontPlayThatJanuary 10, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    There's a really cool book called "How Full is Your Bucket?" (not autism-related, but for me, it was an inspirational read nonetheless...and hey, I relish the opportunity to read anything that doesn't rhyme, involve trucks, or have to do with ASD!). The premise is simple...everyone has a proverbial "bucket," and whenever you perform even the simplest act of kindness, even if it's something as small as holding the elevator door as it closes so someone can run in, it fills that person's "bucket," and sets off a chain reaction. Later on, they might (even subconsciously) decide to allow someone else to take the last parking spot closest to the store, and so on and so forth. I've put it into practice with complete strangers, and even used it in my own marriage and with my children (they have a kids version of the book too, complete with illustrations, super cute!)...and the effects on the people around me have been staggering. What I've also learned is that in filling other people's "buckets," I replenish my own, because it feels good to do good things for others, even in small measures. Am I really going to be any later to my appointment if I allow the guy into my lane on the freeway (who has clearly had his blinker on for the past three miles?) Probably not...everyone knows I run on Autism Standard Time anyway. ;) But maybe that guy will remember my act of kindness, and let someone else in further down the road.
    My teenager (who is on the Spectrum), wrote an essay once for school, and said that if everyone did just one thing nice for someone else every day, the world wouldn't be a bad place. Can't say I find much fault in that logic. :)
    Thanks for sharing, Tiffany!

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  10. AutismMamaDontPlayThatJanuary 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    And for the record, I prefer to be known as the "whole ass." Because being the hole just means you're an underachiever. ;)

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  11. heart warming, thanks Tiffany, will need to share :)

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  12. Aw.  I love it! It's nice to have a hatter free post too.

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  13. A well done video showing the power of positive actions. Who would have thought of that. Beautiful. Thanks for the smile tonight Tiffany. :0)

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