In the past when I’ve committed my random acts of gorgeousness, I have done it for no other reason save the act of giving. Of course I do get something back from it … it makes me feel good … It makes me feel connected to humanity in a deep, lovely way.
One thing is for sure. For some reason, I have never expected a random act of gorgeousness to be committed BACK to me!
Today I went to a school to do a positive thinking and Goal Mapping workshop. Just before it started I went out to my car, which was parked on the street, to get my basket of pens and folder. In front of my car a man was soaping down his black convertible.
“Got time to do another one?” I joked to him. He laughed as I pointed to my dusty, grimy little car.
I then went inside, completed the workshop which was a huge success and on returning to my car, stopped and stared around. Where was it? My filthy, bird poo splattered car had vanished and in it’s place was a shining, gleaming, gorgeous bottle green car! I couldn’t believe my eyes. The paintwork was shiny as a new pin. The hub caps were glinting their former silver instead of mud brown. My windscreen shone like crystal.
“He did it!” I gasped, unable to contain my wonder. Because that’s what I was feeling. Wonder. Wonder and love and joy that another human being could be so … so … kind!
Every time I think of my car gleaming, I am filled with this beautiful feeling. It’s not the fact that I have a clean car that’s effected me this way – it’s the gorgeousness of people. So there you have it! Random Acts of Gorgeousness – the Return. Thank you man with the black car. Whoever you are.