I have touched on this before and at the risk of sounding like I’m trying tell you how wonderful I am , I must talk about it again.
I like to do things for people. I enjoy it. It makes me feel good. Once you do it for a while it becomes habit and you actually have to be careful not to do too much. If I see something small and it reminds me of someone I will buy it for them. If I try a new food and I think someone else would love it as much as I do, I will give them some. For instance, vegetarian jello. I buy boxes of it on Amazon. It’s good, it’s cheap and it’s unusual to find. When I order a dozen boxes, they send me 2 extra. I gave one of the guys at work the extra boxes. He has kids who are vegetarians. It seemed like the right thing to do, so I did it. No biggie. It’s something small I can do to make a bunch if little kids happy for a few minutes.
Sometimes if I’ve gone too long without someone doing a random nice gesture for me, or someone close to me, or if I notice that someone had the perfect opportunity to do something nice and they didn’t I start questioning my personality. Maybe I shouldn’t do these things. Maybe I’m in the wrong and I should just stop. Or if someone that I consistently do nice things for just acts like an ass to me I will eventually turn this into a hatred for all humanity. So I was two steps away from a full on hatred of humanity when my son reminded me of what is really important.
My son is the beneficiary of quite a bit of my randomness. Usually stupid stuff, for years every time I saw sour-patch kids I would pick up a small pack. Because he likes them. No biggie. Yesterday he showed me a small foldable box cutter that he bought. It is wonderful! The perfect lady blade to keep in your purse for those random box cutting moments. I pretended to steal his and a big laugh was had all around. Off I went to enjoy my day. When I got home he had run to the store (Harbor Freight) and picked up one for me. My son restored my faith by this one small act.
Everyone should practice doing random nice things occasionally. It’s good for your heart, especially when it’s for those closest to you. I know you probably do a ton of stuff for the people in your life and I’m sure some of it is appreciated, but it’s the little things that say “I thought of you” that I’m talking about.
Or just buy them a blade!
It’s even a smaller than normal razor blade so the whole thing closed is only about three inches long!