In one of the three books I have recently read with my new book club, it says to surround yourself with people you want to be like. Since starting my blog I have come to realize how incredible the people I surround myself with truly are. Here is another example.
A friend of mine recently turned 50. To celebrate she decided throughout her 50th year she would perform 50 random acts of kindness. I did not know she was doing this. However, she would say things like, “I took caramel apples to the stewards”. For the longest time I did not understand why. When we celebrated her 51st she told me what she had done. How wonderful is that!
As I continue to explore what specifically I want to do during this phase of my life something dawned on me. I need to start at the end. At my funeral what do I want them to say about me? From there I will work backwards. Monetary things are nice. But, if I can make a positive impact on someone, even if only for a day, I will have achieved my goal. This week I received a random text from a good friend. She said I had stood by her side 11 years ago today during her darkest moments. She said she would be forever grateful. My response, priceless.
Random acts of kindness will be something I do, and have started to do, regardless of what I end up doing as my full time occupation. We can never have too much kindness.