As I was looking at what I wanted to accomplish this year (in addition to my 35 goals), I realized I want 2018 to be a simple year for me. I feel like there’s a lot of noise in my life. Whether that’s in the form of drama, stress, anxiety, or busyness, I feel like the Grinch with his, “Noise! Noise! Noise!” complaint. 😉 I want to pull away & get back to my roots, so to speak. I know I talked about this briefly earlier but I want to keep pursuing it – live simply & resourcefully. Use what I have first & to show contentment.
My other resolution is to extend kindness. I’m not a bitch by any means. 😉 I have noticed how self-centered people are. I don’t think they’re trying to be cold & avoidant; I believe they’re oblivious to others & their lives. I don’t want to be like that. I want to show kindness to the tired barista, to the overwhelmed mother, to the Vietnam Vet. Whether if I do it through random acts (like filling up someone’s meter) or with purposeful intent (like buying the cop’s lunch in the drive-thru behind me), I want to exude kindness.
I imagine most of my acts of kindness will be done in secret. I really don’t want recognition as that isn’t what’s driving me. I really hate the spotlight. The world is dark enough & I want to be a small candlelight in someone’s day. Something that will put a smile on their face & give them hope in others. 🙂
Maybe that’s too lofty of a goal but I guess there’s only one way to find out… 🙂