Ok, so I’m kind of silly.
A few months ago, I found this rock in a store. It was during a time when I felt like nothing – not time, not distance, not space – NOTHING was going to heal my “wounds.” But yet, ever the secret optimist, I bought it anyway. And I put it in my pocket. I’ve carried this little thing around every single day for two months. (Well, except that week or two where I lost it – but then found it in the bottom of my gym bag where it had been hiding all along, and all was right with the world again.)
I have never been one for superstition. Never believed in lucky charms or any of that mess. But this rock is awesome. Seriously. Sometimes I’ll just put my hand in my pocket to feel it and know that it’s there. I know it’s all in my mind – but that rock has worked miracles on me. No doubt. It has been my constant reminder that time really does heal. It really truly does.
But today I had a thought.
I think I’m probably more “healed” right now that I’ve been in years. I am in the process of making myself a better person. I have a new outlook on life. I’ve lost some things that needed losing; I’ve mended some things that needed mending; and I’m charging forward. Full of life and determination and spunk. I feel better than I have in a very long time.
So, here’s what I think I’m going to do.
I’m going to pass my rock on to someone who needs it more than I do. It’s time. It has served its purpose, and now I’m going to send it on and hope it does the same for the next person. And when that person heals, which I know they will, then they can do the same for someone else.
Pipe dream? Maybe. But I think it just might work.
It’s kind of like this blog. I write this stuff for me just as much as I do for anyone else. I write it; I read it; I try to let it sink in and get into my heart – and then I pass it on to someone else, hoping and praying that it somehow touches someone somewhere and they see that everything really does get better. It does. You just have to believe it. Believe it. That’s it.
So, goodbye little rock. Go do your thing. You got this.
“He who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones first”
– Chinese proverb
I love a good pay it forward story. Good for you. And good for whomever gets the rock.
Thank you so much. In fact, I gave it away tonight. It felt good. It was the right thing to do.