“Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Yesterday I did something rather silly, kind of narcissistic, and totally out of character.
I printed out the profuse of nice and kind comments on my blog and pasted them on my cubicle’s wall.
I am usually very insecure and shy about my writings. To be honest, the only comfortable and safe space for me to write and share is this blog. I didn’t even share my website with my friends. Maybe because I want the words that I produce to stand on their own, without any bias or prejudgment of me. Once I write something and put it out there, then it doesn’t belong to me anymore. It belongs to the reader. And I find that purely fantastic.
So why did I create a wall of comments at my work?
Reminds me that I am more than only one thing
This was an act of self-care. It reminds me that my desk job, sleeping, and going back to work the next day is not my whole life. I am more than just one job, one interest, one talent, one dimension. I am compiled of many dimensions, thoughts, and ever-changing cells that continue to like different things.
Motivates me to keep writing
Your beautiful words help me going back to the good old keyboard and type unstructured strings of words. I have started a blog on and off in the past, but this is the longest I have lasted. And that’s thanks to all of you, that read ,comment, and give me feedback.
Shows how wonderful it is to spread kind words
The impact of positive comments, remarks, and gestures are so tremendously beautiful. Words do speak as loud as actions. Producing and uttering words is an action itself. It can make someone feel wonderful on a gloomy day. So let’s not be stingy with nice words. It won’t cost us anything.
Reminds me to be grateful
Nobody has to listen or read what my brain spits out. But they take time out of their precious lives and absorb my unchained ramblings. To me, that is so humbling. That’s a purpose.
I guess I’m trying to express my appreciation and gratitude for all of you. I’m glad that I stumbled upon the good side of the internet. You make me feel good every single day.