Friday, February 17, 2012


I made one New Year's resolution this year. Just one. It wasn't to lose weight or save more money, I'm sick to death of hearing people resolve those things year after year. Instead I wanted to focus on myself and the relationships that mean the most to me. I wanted to work on being a better friend, mother, wife, and employee.

I decided that to execute this idea I would start doing random acts of kindness for people (dubbed r.a.o.k. above) in my life- regularly- so that they know how often I think of them, and how much their involvement in my life matters to me even if it's only fleeting or occasional. I have to tell you—these little acts have brought so much joy to my life. Seriously, I am constantly thinking of what little thing I can do next. The acts I've done have been so simple- I sent a book to a sorority sister, a card to a family member I hadn't talked to in a while, and put together a little valentine for our nanny (who I don't think has a valentine and that makes me sad). This may be the best thing I could do for myself because it instantly takes my thoughts off of ME and puts them on someone else.

And it totally validates the theory, as if I didn't know this already, that doing things for others is always better than doing them for yourself.
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