Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Be kind

I am currently working on a monster post about the planning and execution (in a good way!!!) of Nick's birthday party, which I hope to finish pretty soon. I do, however, have a paper and two midterms this week, so bear with me.

In the meantime, this week's focus is Kindness Week. I'm going to try to do at least one kind thing for someone else every day this week. So far (yesterday) I walked my neighbour's dog while she was at school. However, seeing as this is something I probably would have done anyway, I redirected my kindness to the puppy himself, and took the long way home. Which felt like a genuinely altruistic thing to do, because he's not going to tell anyone, so no glory for me. Then again, I just told you, so my ego gets fed anyway. Oh dear.

I"m going to see if I can find some opportunities for kindness when I'm on campus today. While you're waiting for the thrilling update, please leave a comment and tell me about something kind that someone has done for you, or something that you have done for someone else. That way I can steal your stories and do them myself. :)


  1. Ah you did more kindness then you know(in connection with annika). You see you sent a friend from Norway to visit me...later I planned a trip to london and you recommended a friend there to stay with. I was bashful, but Annika pulled through. Thus, through your connection and influence we had a wonderful place to stay for 5 days and met a new friend! GO YOU!

  2. Awww, you're sweet :)And here I thought I was calling in favours right and left so my friends had somewhere to stay :)

  3. I have these great friends who often let me stay/live at their house for days/weeks/months at a time. Seriously, that is one of the kindest things anyone has ever done for me. :)

  4. Awww Tamsin that's so sweet! My grandparents are incredibly kind, as they will be sending me a certain amount of money every month while I'm on my mission. That's the kindest thing anyone has ever done for me.