Perform one act of kindness each day.
Sunday 01.22.17: To being my acts of kindness for the week I decided to be kind to my husband. I know how much he loves espresso. We have a Nespresso machine and he ran out of the espresso pods. I decided I would buy him more pods. He’s been going to Starbucks every morning and this will help him save his money to use for better or more important things. Sure he doesn’t have to have espresso, it is probably considered a luxury item, but you don’t have to be around my husband when there is no espresso around.
Monday 01.23.17: Picking my dad up at the airport. He called and asked if I could otherwise he would take an Uber. I don’t believe in my family or close friends taking Ubers when I am more than able to do so for them.
Tuesday 01.24.17: For my act of kindness for this day I decided to use Google. I searched “Acts of kindness”. What I found was a long list of acts you could perform for strangers. There was sending people letters or cards to cheer them up, sending sick children in the hospital homemade cards. Then I discovered a super quick and easy one any one of us can do whenever we’re bored! Free Rice.
This site has subjects you can choose from, in each subject you will be asked a series of questions & for every question you get right you will see a sponsor’s ad on the screen, that sponsor pays for the food that is being donated. You can also go to: U.N. World Food Program and donate directly; but the game is so much fun and you actually learn! I got a quick update on some French vocabulary, after 10 years of not taking French I was surprised what I remembered.
So instead of reading article after article after article about politics or how Gigi is too skinny, I decided to spend my free time answering question after question after question and earning over 2,000 grains of rice.
Wednesday: 01.25.17: I made my husband his favorite dinner after a long day of work & a long drive in traffic. Tortellini.
Thursday: 01.26.17: I had a semi hard day on this day finding something nice to do for someone with everything else that was going on. The only thing I can think of was I bought my husband dinner.
Friday 01.27.17: I bought a little piggy cell stand for my coworker. After she saw mine she thought it was so cute. I also got my other co-worker a small birthday present to a brewery in Mira Mar aka Beer-a-Mar.
Saturday 01.28.17: I have no actions to show for Saturday, only emotions.
I am very upset with the state of our nation. I am sad that one of the most horrendous events in history seems to be starting all over again. I drove by a local Mosque on my way to dinner Saturday when I saw a group of Muslims standing outside protesting peacefully. If you keep up with the news you know why, if you have no idea why, I feel very sorry for you. Day by day things that we as Americans take for granted are slowly being taken away. I worry out my friends & family who have a Middle Eastern and/or Mexican background. I worry for the guys at my local liquor shop, they have been nothing but kind to me and my husband. As I drove by the Mosque I wanted to stop and hug them & even more I wanted to cry just as I want to cry right now…..
I am terrified that the United States is in the beginning of repeating a horrendous event in World History only this time it is not against the Jews it is against Muslims & Mexicans. I am terrified that we wont be able to walk freely around town without wearing masks because our environment is ruined and that we are slowly dying because our water is contaminated and we can’t even take care of ourselves because we don’t have access to healthcare.
My act of kindness for Saturday is empathy. Empathy four our planet & empathy for the millions of people are are going to be hurt by these laws.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
This is what is written on the Statue of Liberty
“it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty”