posted on Feb, 11 2015 @ 07:49 PM
Your small positive contributions to life can have big consequences if they are to inspire others. If I could boil ATS down into two simple
components, it would be collaborative investigative journalism and members sharing their own personal positive achievements in life.
I work at a nursing home and do this stuff all the time. It's like fish in a barrel there, so many sad and depressed people. Always easy as pie to
cheer someone up with a simple gesture. The general staff just don't seem to "get it" and they are the ones who care for them the most.
There's an elderly guy at work who is pretty hyperactive, always talking and moving about. He can get pretty tough sometimes and gets into his
"modes". I blame the medication mixed with poor staff who need a lesson in kindness. I always hear how their relationships are failing and it's not
hard to see why.
Anyways, when this guys starts acting up and drawing attention I snap into character. I kid you not, for some strange reason he believes and is 100%
convinced that I'm Freddie Mercury from the band Queen. When I approach him, his body and emotion immediately shift gears and the problem is
alleviated. He's always left spellbound for a few seconds when he sees me. It's hilarious.
His eyes widen and he instantly begins to smile. It's a very powerful moment for me, a deeper feeling that many have forgotten how to feel. I'll ask,
"does anyone here want to rock?" "Oh my God...", he says slowly. "It's Freddie Mercury!" "Yeah man, I do."
The conviction in his eye and the excitement on his face while he chants "Queen" could melt the snow off a roof in the middle of winter. I always tell
him I'm going to give him backstage passes and he freaks out. His condition always causes him to forget by morning so it's all good.
edit on 11-2-2015 by eisegesis because: (no reason given)