I don’t know how or when this came to me, but I’ve decided since it did come to me out of the blue one day, I need to embrace the simple words: Selfless Sunday.
There are friends and other people in my life, a few in particular, that are so dang thoughtful. The other day, Taylor told me she was going to take me to Target to get me Essie nail polish. And then my friend Morgan surprised me with a darling cat necklace and then there’s Atalie who wrote me a note for every single day I was riding my bicycle around Lake Michigan.
I am not that person. If I text you back or respond to a message on Facebook that’s typically the extent of my selflessness. Okay, not really. This year I wrote five holiday cards. But other than that, I am no good with this selfless business and I want to improve! And hey, 2014 is right around the corner so why not make this a New Year’s resolution?
Some things I want to do on a Selfless Sunday:
- Write my sponsor child, Dorkas.
- Make muffins or casseroles for the homeless shelter.
- Send a letter or two to friends out of state.
- Shovel someone’s driveway.
- Take a friend out for lunch or coffee.
- Call someone I haven’t talked to in ages.
- Pay for someone’s gas.
There’s so much I can do that’s not about personal gain. Lately, I’ve been really focused on myself and trying to figure out how I can continue to improve (better diet, more exercise, professional development). And while that does serve others in indirect ways, it’s not making the cut anymore. If I see something that screams a friend’s name, I want to buy it. If I know my best friend is sick, I want to bring her soup and a good flick to watch. That means freeing up a little more time and being present.
First date for SS: January 12. Any requests? 🙂
Hopefully with all the selfless acts, I’ll eventually look this hunky piece of meat.