Strangers come to us, beautiful, ugly, odd or scary, and we accept them all without question, compliment them, treat them kindly, and give them good things.

Why don’t we live like that?

Life is short. Strangers are, by definition, strange. We are consumed by our quests for survival. And our place on the planet, does not often take into consideration, arbitrary kindness without judgement. 

How interesting, then, that when we find a holiday to evoke all of the scary and imaginative characters, that we are so willing to engage, and deliver arbitrary kindness to one and all.

I saw this post on FB and gave it a real thought. Perhaps our behavior on Halloween would be a stepping stone to allowing a bit more arbitrary kindness in our world, and enable us to dig within and learn a few morals to spread out within our beings throughout the year?

The world needs constant kindness, generosity, and an overall willingness to go the distance for another person, just because.

Imagine how much healing might be done, if that were our motis operandi. 

Happy Tuesday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!