For some reason I’ve been thinking of acts of kindness, usually random acts. I have noticed that people are holding doors open for us, guess it’s our age.
I have always tried to do an act of kindness each day, even if it’s to my husband. If we are in the house all day by ourselves, I try to do something different. Perhaps I’ll write him a love note, or make something to eat that he didn’t expect. Or silly things, like rubbing his leg, kissing the top of his head.
It makes me feel good to do this. I think everyone does feel good about doing an act of kindness. The important thing is to be aware. Think about doing something, and think about it actively. Keep it in the back of your mind, and when the occasion comes up, do that act of kindness.
And don’t forget to do the same for yourself. Reread a book that you loved, take a walk by yourself and notice the scenery around you, watch kids in a pool having a great time, take some pictures, write in a journal with a colorful pen. Do a collage of where you want to be next year at this time. Surprise yourself.
Put on rose colored glasses and think of positive things for you, your family, your friends and your country. Make a special day or hour for yourself, do what you want to do. Even if it’s nothing.
I did that today for myself. Left off my makeup so my skin could breathe, didn’t go out of the house, I read, wrote in my journal, did a little bit of paperwork and listened to music. For me, today was a treat. How about you? What would you like a day for yourself to look like?
For an act of kindness, Adopt A Caregiver. It’s the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene