Have no Fear

I live in a small neighborhood.  Most of us know each other.  We wave when we drive by.

Over the past few weeks I have found “Have no Fear” magnets all over town.  Someone made home-made magnet stickers and started sticking them to cars, handrails and fire hydrants.

The other day I was out for a walk with my son.  We scramble down two sets of stairs that cut through the mountain that is our town.  I was in my head worrying about the economy… his college education…. my last 7 lbs of flab and changed metabolism.

My son pointed to the magnet and said “READ THAT MOMMY.”  I hadn’t noticed that one.  Got it.  Read it.

So how do we have no fear in a world where even the most optimistic man I have ever met (he just became president) served us up a giant heaping of “get ready it is going to suck.”

I am making a committment to do little things that put a smile of the faces of strangers.  Someone once told me that the true test of character is what we do when no one is watching and will never know.

This morning I fed 3 expired meters on my way to work as I watched the meter maid coming up the block.   $.75 .  Oh crap, by telling you I did it I just ruined the true impact to my character.  What is cool about the rest of this story is when I stopped at the coffee shop to get my morning large cup of decaf – the person behind me slapped down $1 and said “I saw what you did.”

So.  Have no Fear is loosely translated to “Do something good for no reason.”

🙂

One Reply to “Have no Fear”

  1. I enjoyed your story, A good motto that I am currently incorporating into my life is to “Fear the Fear and do it anyway.” Concoring fears that usually stop me in my tracks for fear of failure or of rejection.

    It is a good thing to do “Random Acts of Kindness.” This falls in the same catagory as “Pay It Forward”, the movie with Haley Joel Osmond. I practice and impliment acts of kindness, it makes me feel good to do something nice for someone else, without their knowledge.

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