I feel so extraordinary part 1Posted: January 25, 2011
This is just a short story about the greatness of placing doing good deeds and general decency top of mind.
A short while back I was spending the night at the house of a close friend of mine. Now, he normally gets up at 5.30 in order to commute to work. He is normally kind enough to knock on the door the room I sleep in at 5.45 which gives me time to hit the gym before work – if the workload allows.
Now this specific morning I woke by myself at 6.08. The house was all quite and still. Normally it is bussing with TV newscaster audio and breakfast consumption. I had a heavy workload in front of me that day but decided to view the quiet morning as a blessing and take it easy; A nice long shower and not stressing with the breakfast too much. I did wonder why my friend and his wife were not up. In retrospect maybe I should have knocked on their bedroom door. I didn’t, because knowing my friend had been sick for a week I thought maybe he had decided to stay home and sleep in, and who was I to disturb him? Besides I heard voices when I was showering, so I thought it was ok. Instead I took his dog out in the yard to have a wee. After that I ate my breakfast and was about to head out when I hear my friend getting up. He was very angry with me for not waking him up. Well… The old me would have taken up that confrontation and tried to explain that 1) I thought he was up. 2) That as happy as I am for his assistance in waking me, I do also have an alarm clock since getting up in the morning is ultimately an individual responsibility and all that…But I decided to let it slide. I understood his frustration, and I did not want to continue the start of my day with a confrontation. So I smiled and wished him a nice day and went out to my car. It turned out that it had snowed doing the night. While removing the ice from my car windows I decided to do the same for my friend. I also decided to tell him that I had done it. See, as cool as he is, he is the kind of person not to notice something like this, and I wanted to cheer him up with the deed.
Having done this I got in my car. I felt great. Heck, I felt better than great. Listening to my car stereo I got the word for what I felt; extraordinary. The stereo was playing True Dub by New Order from the Hacienda Classic Acid House compilation (Isn’t it amazing that there exists a category such as “classic acid house”?… I love progress) complied by the legendary Peter Hook. The song is a remix of True Faith, which is about being hooked on drugs. Now doing small good deeds is kind of like that for me right now… You think about it all the time because it makes you feel good. It is selfish in its own way little way. Love it.
Have a nice day. I am happy you took the time to read this.