February 17, 2012

Nice Things For Other People

You know how you think of nice things to do for people, and then you put it off, or forget about it, or just don't do it?

Maybe it's just me.

For a long time (uh, since May 2nd), I've let myself off the hook because [whine] "I'm working full time"..."I'm pregnant and barfing"..."I'm busy chasing my kids"...

All true things. All - dare I say it - valid things.

And, as it happens, pregnancy is temporary. Surprise. So now I'm at home, about to be not pregnant, about to be a mother of three under four, but - by golly! - not working full time, not barfing, and not chasi--err...well, not doing the first two things.

More valid reasons to put off, forget, or not do nice things for people. Awesome! I'm sure I can keep coming up with excuses until they become "I'm dead"..."I'm stuck in this coffin"..."Aw, crap, they burned me"...

Except people do nice things for me, and I like it. And I think that just maybe they'd like it if I did nice things for them.

A few months ago, Lindy at Minting Nickels wrote this post about overcoming me, and it's undeniably true. So true, in fact, that you need to go read it. I'll wait.

See? So now I'm challenging myself to - wait for it - Do More Nice Things For People, with this important qualification: When (Or Shortly After) I Think Of Them. It's not a formal thing. I won't be tracking it on the sidebar or anything. But if you want to Do More Nice Things For People, you can do it too.

I have a few things lined up to finish in the next couple of days, and I'm excited to tell you about them. You know, to brag a little.

Because I've had very little to brag about recently.

This time last year: Mrs Optimum Points