Here at the ohm office, we are having our first big snow storm of the season. It's almost
time to go out and shovel and it we thought of sharing something that we do as and act of kindness when we shovel.
Shovel a path leading to your neighbors house, even if there isn't
usually one there.
We hope that you will visit our store
and would like to remind you, that this month, all profits made by your support and ohmshopping are going to benefit
Children's Hospital Boston
Check out this great place to share acts of kindness globally!
Here is what they are up to:
This holiday, create a ripple
of happiness triggered by your single act of kindness. Update your status to share what you're doing to spread joy. Then inspire
others to join you by asking "You in?" The more people you tell, the larger your ripple.
We'll use our network to share your good deeds with others. We'll also be
doing our own acts of kindness inspired by your updates. So whether you pay for someone's groceries or drop off a coat for
the homeless, your actions will encourage others around the world to join in. How big will your ripple of happiness be?
My mom wrote this true story. The day we made the
snowman was like magic!
More Than Just a Snow Man
It might have been a really bad stressful
day, feeling trapped inside by the cold and snow which surrounded us. My husband was the first to shift
his consciousness, as the occupants of our home chose to experience the definition of stir crazy inside. He
dressed accordingly and announced that he was going outside to build a giant snowman.
At first he stood alone, piling massive amounts of snow. Soon after a neighbor joined
in my husband’s quest to embrace the opportunity the winter presented. Maintaining less than desirable
attitudes, we reluctantly put on our snow gear and headed outside. It wasn’t long before we were
smiling and enjoying the abundance of snow that Mother Nature had provided. Others came to our yard one
by one to give a hand in the making of our giant snowman.
end we all stood back and marveled at what we had created. He was eleven feet high, twenty-five feet around at the base and
adorn with many household items supplied by various families. There he stood, our glorious, gigantic snowman.
He truly was magnificent and exemplified the best of human spirit.
People drove by and smiled. Some even stopped to enjoy his sheer existence.
The spirit that went into creating him seemed to catch on and we all enjoyed it while the cold temperatures allowed.
With the passing of time, the spring made its’ way back into
our yard and the snowman changed form considerably. In a final effort to save what we created for just
a little bit longer somebody stopped by and changed the snowman’s remains to look like a rabbit.
As I prepared for the start of another week, I decided to check my email before going to bed.
I found a curious message that contained the subject line enjoy the snowman. I decided
to read the message even though I did not recognize who sent it. The words it contained melted my heart.
The email said: ...your neighbor looks
on in disbelief! I am sure you people are relishing the sounds and smells, along with sights of spring.
The energy displayed in Mr. Snowman or Ms., is filled with vigor and joyous energy. You and your
family keep it up, as this is what the world needs now. Love sweet love. More
power to you and your loved ones, keep sharing with the world around.
Perhaps it was more than a snowman we built
that day. I’d like to agree that it was. The message seems clear.
Our circumstances will turn out to be what we make of them. The possibilities are endless and the
choice is ours.