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The Delightful Incomprehensible Complex Nature of Life
Sometimes (but not always LOL!) I am present enough to notice the sheer delight in the complex, incomprehensibly-connected, unpredictable nature of life, community, and humanity.
 
Let me explain...
 
A friend wants to move.
 
Another friend offers a place to move to that benefits both of them.
 
I smile about this as I ponder evidence of another beautiful instance of human connection and service, and the societal and ecological benefits of communal living.
 
Several friends help move some boxes... Rick and I meet someone new who seems quite lovely.
My friend gives me some boxes of "it's-time-to-get-rid-of" stuff to gift to my neighbourhood Buy Nothing group.
 
I have fun coming up with a creative post for one of the items from the boxes to be gifted... a set of heart-shaped cupcake tins.
 
I receive this first reply on my post... "I was planning on making valentines cupcakes for some of my friends and their kids so if these are tiny like cupcake/individual size I would really love to be considered".
 
I choose this first response to be the giftee, rather than waiting for additional interest, knowing that time was of the essence due to Valentines Day coming up soon.
 
I offer to deliver the gift... Rick and I have been doing lots of gift delivery lately because it's a great excuse to get outside for our neighbourhood walks, especially in the winter when I mostly want to hibernate. Exercise and fresh air! Yay!
 
We drop off some other Buy Nothing gifts along the way, which gives us a good 1.5 hour walk.
During the walk, we find a set of lost keys, so when we get home, we post a note about them in another neighbourhood group to hopefully find the owner.
 
We also find a few pieces of garbage to pick up along the way.
 
AND, during the walk, there is enough time for Rick to grow a very funny "frost caterpillar" on his eyebrow that makes me laugh out loud, and so requires a moment-in-time memorialized photo for sharing on Facebook.
 
The photo gets added to the photo collection that gets streamed to our TV for our continual rotating-pictures amusement.
 
Two days later the new cupcake tin owner posts her gratitude in the Buy Nothing Group, along with a picture of her creation.
 
She tries to tag me, but it doesn't work, so some other thoughtful neighbour in the group finds a way to tag me instead... and so I get a notification to look at the post... and voila!...
 
My friend's desire to move started an incomprehensible web of activities and events, that put a beautiful cupcake into someone's hand... which will itself continue to ripple out from there in untold ways, along with all the other threads of energy and consequence that were created and still rippling now, all along the way.
 
Fascinating, isn't it?
 
Oh, and Happy Valentines Day!
 
With Love and Laughter,
Jonelle

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01.10 | 14:31

I am so glad to hear Sara! So kind of you to let me know! On the website menu to the left is also a "Procrastination" page which has some insights on the topic.

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30.09 | 17:08

I found your blog post after googling "procrastination and the three principles". I'm new to this understanding and your very clear explanation helped. ☺️

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12.12 | 22:29

Thank you Lars! So happy to hear from you, and glad you enjoyed the reading! I hope to continue writing and sharing whenever inspired. 😊

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12.12 | 14:30

Hi Jonelle
Just stumbled across your website, love reading all your insights.
Hope you keep sharing. Thanks from Lars (all the way from Denmark

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