One of the things I’ve been working on in my life is to try to be kinder; both to myself and to others. I recently set a goal of trying to say or do something nice to/for someone else every day.
Yesterday I invited my friend Mary on a picnic lunch. It had been a minute since we had spent time together (and if I’m honest, I wasn’t 100% coherent last time she saw me since it was right after my surgery), and I have this picnic basket that has been sitting in my closet not getting any love–it seemed like a win-win opportunity.
It turned out to be a perfect day for a picnic! I made two kinds of sandwiches, and I packed jello, potato chips, and bottles of water. The weather was overcast but warm, and the view was gorgeous. It was a little windy, but that’s okay because nearly everyone carries around a little paperweight in their pocket nowadays anyway.
The picnic also gave me an opportunity to be mindful, which is another task I’ve been working on. I was able to sit and enjoy the food, the breeze and the smell of the water; and I was able to just… be.
What a perfect way to end the week.