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The lil’ things

I’ve had vertigo for almost a week now and it’s really racked my mind and my body. Fortunately, I was able to celebrate and enjoy Thanksgiving with my immediate family, which was quiet and peaceful, but I’ve pretty much been couch-ridden and sleeping for several days straight.

That said, it’s time to stop moping! In the spirit of thanks and giving that we as a nation recall more than ever during this winter holiday season I’d like to make a shout-out to the people that do small things that help us get through our days.

So, here’s a thank-you  to the consistent door-holders (and especially those who so often are not thanked by their passersby [ahem! you know who you are]), the hallway hello-ers and wavers, and the people that smile in our direction when we need it the most (ever if they’re maybe not even smiling at “us” it’s fine, take it!).

A thank-you to the moms and dads making meals for their kids and working hard so that their children can have a better life than they did. A thank-you to the students out their trying their best, who have high hopes for their futures. A thank-you to the average person out there who’s working toward fulfilling their dreams, whether they’re small hopes or big visions.

And a special thank-you to everyone who’s trying to help others in any simple way that they can, whether they’re tossing a few dollars here and there into collections, donating clothing, food, money, or time, together these lil’ things amount to great deeds.

There are so many people out there doing little or even big things just to help out others, without really looking for any sort of credit or praise in return.

Without making this a really wordy post, considering I’m still a little vertigo-ed, if you have the chance to read a piece I wrote about a Soldier who performed a really selfless act, please do so: http://www.army.mil/article/91360/Natick_Soldiers__employees_help_soup_kitchen/

So many people choose to do something good for someone else and I was honored to share her story. It’s truly the little things that are sometimes the most important, whether we get recognition or not I’ve been lucky enough to learn at a young age that the joy that comes from being able to help someone else is far greater than an monetary award or special certificate you can receive.

Here’s to the lil’ things!

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ABOUT AF: speaker, yoga instructor, writer, editor, reiki teacher, intuitive, musician, artist Alexandra Foran: Alexandra is an enthusiastic yoga instructor who enjoys sharing the gift of yoga and meditation with people of all ages. She is flexible and accommodating to all as she leads a practice from the heart. Extending warmth and love to all is a blessing for her. Yoga has personally helped her to heal and grow in profound ways. Yoga helps create balance and harmony; as someone who is highly intuitive, empathic, and a sensitive being she used to often be ill and regularly overextend herself -- she now seeks the peace that yoga can bring to her practice and life. As a poet, writer, musician and artist she infuses different aspects of the creative arts into her classes to create a higher vibration. During particular segments of her classes she uses guided imagery and live music. Alex plays upright bass, electric bass guitar, electric upright bass, violin, guitar, drums, rainmakers, baby harps, singing bowls, crystal bowls, recorders, and didgeridoo. Alexandra is a certified yoga instructor and a certified Reiki Master.

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