Can I just be honest with y'all?
(Yes, yes I can because this is my blog and I know y'all get me.)
I did my first two random acts of kindness (RAoK) today (for my birthday challenge remember?) and doing those two little things for others today made ME so stinking happy.
(I mean, of course I pretty much knew that blessing others--in itty bitty ways and in bigger ways--blesses me too, but I still don't practice what I preach as well as I should or could.)
I could easily get addicted to this.
And that would be a good thing.
Today I sent three small loaves of banana bread to school with Annelise, for her two teachers and the sweet lady that works the morning car line. That was easy! I hope they liked it and it brightened their day.
This afternoon I decided to do my first random, random thing, like for a stranger. I gathered my courage and got into the drive-thru line at Starbucks. At first I thought I wouldn't be able to treat someone to a latte (or whatever) because no one pulled in the line behind me for a while. (!!) Just as I was about to pull up to the window I noticed another car behind me. Yay! And for some freakish reason my heart started beating faster. (!!) What in the world? There must be some sort of RAoK adrenaline rush that I had no idea existed. When I handed the Starbucks lady my debit card I asked her if I could pay for the lady's drink behind me (as if I needed permission? I don't know. What should I say?), and she said sure. And that was that.
Except I was sooooo happy as I drove off to know I surprised that lady and maybe made her afternoon a little bit better and maybe, just maybe she'll do something nice for someone else.
As I'm working on my little challenge this month I'm so encouraged to know that many of you are joining me in your neck of the woods. Thank you! That makes me crazy happy! Some things will be random, some will be more intentional, some will be for strangers or community service people that I don't really know, some will be for friends, some will cost a little $$, some a little bit more $$$ and some will be basically free. I'm crazy excited about this!
Julie and Jeannett have teamed up to spread a whole bunch of awesome.
And that's, well, awesome.
Was our supper tonight. Served over brown rice and with oven roasted broccoli.
My people raved about it.
Okay, not really. They liked it and ate it.
Even though I made the tragic mistake of serving Annelise's over her rice, instead of separately. Oh the horror of food and sauce mingling.
I've been listening to my She & Him station on Pandora this evening.
It's blues-y and quirky.
Pretty much awesome.
I may need to download the She & Him Christmas album. Not yet, but soon.
I've made a firm commitment to exercise every day until my birthday (11.22) following a random plan of running (or wogging), TurboFire, P90X, etc.
I did shoulders & arms of P90X (my arms finally recovered from chest and back last week, ay, yi, YI) and a TurboFire disc on Tuesday (11.1). It felt great!
Then I did nothing on Wednesday due to a smashing headache that lasted most of the day.
So I'm obviously off to a roaring start.
But I did TurboFire again today, so I'm back on track. It felt great!
And I only ate two pieces of candy from Annelise's stash today. This is progress y'all.
Happy Thursday, my friends.