Mary Kate had an interesting post at her blog about the shame gland and those who apparently seem to be missing one. I know we all have our lapses from time to time and suffer from moments of utter selfishness and "me-ness" (or is that just me?), but some people seem to make a habit out of being shameless, and take absolute pride in their work. After experiencing a drive-by shameless cut direct, it's very easy for me to feel annoyed and pissy and even a bit resentful, but I hate when I do that to myself. I don't like to be bitter all the time, so I'm going to just let it go. After awhile, it's just not worth the aggravation to let some things bother you, so again, I'm going to let it go.
So this week, from Monday, September 17th through Friday, September 21st, I am going to put out a challenge to myself, and any of you are more than welcome to play along. I am going to see how many times I can do something nice for someone, just because. It can be anything such as holding the door open for someone, or letting someone cut ahead of me in line at the grocery store or in traffic (which I really, really hate doing LOL), or sending out a "missing you" or encouragement card, or even buying someone a cup of coffee.
Who knows, maybe it'll be contagious. If not, so be it. I'm doing this so I don't wallow in my petty side (though sometimes I thoroughly enjoy the wallowing, I must admit). I'm going to do it because I really, truly want to. You may wonder "why aren't you already doing these things?" and some of the time I think I do, but it's so easy to get sucked into the land of the shameless that sometimes I really can't be bothered. But not this week. This week I'm going to try to be a better person, and we'll see if I succeed.
Anyone else willing to join me?
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