Another late weekend reading post, but I couldn’t help but spend extra time in the sunshine. The last two days have been those sunny yet mild early spring days that make me want to be outside.
I started running again. Right now, it’s more like jogging then walking, jogging than walking. I used to be able to run the 3½ mile loop around my neighborhood without stopping so it’s a new goal to be able to do that again. I have to mix up my fitness routine every few months or I get bored, so I’m back to running a few times a week, especially if it’s a sunny morning.
I had a great trip to Palm Springs! I walked through a few iconic hotels and drove around the famous neighborhood of mid century style houses with the painted doors. I like the dry desert atmosphere and I did a lot of meandering. It was a short but welcome getaway!
I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. It’s cute when little kids hand out Valentines to their classmates, and it’s sweet if your spouse or significant other recognizes your relationship in a small way, but to me it mostly feels like a forced display of affection that puts too much pressure on people to perform. I think it’s far more meaningful to tell someone you love them on a Tuesday in April than on a certain holiday we’ve designated on the calendar.
That being said, there’s another day to consider investing our time and money in. Monday is Random Acts of Kindness Day. To me, the most attractive quality in another human is kindness. Loyalty, honesty, and a great sense of humor are wonderful traits to have, but I’ve always measured how close someone will be in my life by how kind they are to their fellow humans.
We live in a fast paced society where we make our busyness our social status, but the truth is we all have an hour or two we can carve out of our schedule to practice kindness. In anticipation of Random Act of Kindness Day coming up on Monday, I offer these fifty ideas to choose from. :)
buy the coffee for the person behind you in line
offer to walk someone’s dog
write a heartfelt note or text to a friend to remind them why they are important to you
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