I have no original ideas.
Discovery is my domain.
I seek to find what others have already.
And use it to better myself, and anyone who will listen.
I don’t know when my journey began.
Maybe the time I walked off-stage and went home instead of out to party.
Perhaps an injury that alerted me to my fragility, and thus began an internal discussion of my own mortality.
It could have been inspired by jealousy, and wanting.
No matter, I am here.
And this is my discovery.
Participating in kindness — both giving and receiving, is the only investment with guaranteed returns.
I say “kindness”, and you hear “help an old lady across the street”.
Or perhaps you think “I give to charity already”.
Kindness, I think, is often unintentional.
Often not recognized in the moment.
I won’t wax on?— brevity is my nemesis.
I am the happiest, healthiest, and wealthiest version of myself I have ever known.
Everything I am
I have been poor
And I have had nothing
In my most desperate days
I was poor
Surrounded by abundance
In my most joyful moments
I had nothing
In desperate poorness, I wanted everything.
In joyful nothingness, I had it all.
Because I had given away
All that I ever wanted.
Each time i fought
Regardless of the outcome
Has never failed
To leave me Victorious
To be the best
My only goal
Not “Better than”
And now I know.
I didn’t then.
It was your kindness.
You did that.