Boomerang something to somebody today. . . hey, hey, slow down, wait a minute, wipe that devilish grin off your face before you go to work or you'll be getting yourself into trouble before you know it, what with letting that smart "take a number, get in line" remark fly from your lips. Uh-huh, see, I know how some days go.
Now, back to the boomerang thing. If you throw it just right, a boomerang tumbles its way right back to you. That's a cool thing, unless, of course, you really aren't expecting it to work and aren't looking up when it whacks you in the noggin. No worries, mate, I didn't get it to work well enough to get right back to me, but I did make sure to keep an eye on the thing until it returned to the ground.
Whoops, that's not where this post was going. One more time, back to the boomerang thing. Okay, here's the idea. Lots of people send out really kind thoughts, loving gestures, or even just a friendly nod at the right moment. Do we send them right back? I think that for today, I will try to be more conscientious about returning those kind thoughts, loving gestures, and friendly nods in a way that will make the sender/recipient feel just as good as they made me feel. For me, that's usually easy to do here in the virtual world. I'm not shy about telling someone how much I admire them or what I like about something they've made-- here in the virtual world. BUT in the real world, I'm kinda shy about that at times. Mostly, I think I fall into the mindset that no one notices me, anyway, so they won't notice if I'm quiet.
So, as I'm writing this, I am aware that the boomerang analogy is a bit different from how I've described it in the last paragraph. Actually, if a boomerang works, it is because you sent something and it comes right back to you. Hmmm, another perspective worthy of some attention, at least in my little world. Gotta remember that if you send out good thoughts, you'll likely receive good ones in return. That also means that if you send out crabby-get-outta-my-face-negative thoughts, you're gonna be receiving some nasty ones in return.
You can even carry this to the level of all those motivational ditties about envisioning good things, asking for good things, expecting to receive good things, etc. Hoooooooboy! Lots to think about, right there in a single piece of carved wood. Boomerang it, baby. . . whichever definition you like, just boomerang it :)