Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 27: I Just Called To Say I Love You


Not every random act of kindness has to be a grand gesture. It doesn't have to be something that costs a bunch of money, or even requires a lot of time. In fact, sometimes, the smaller random acts of kindness have as much, if not more of an impact.

Before I met my wife, met any classmates, or made any friends, my sister was the person who I leaned on, laughed with, cried with, and occasionally argued with. She was my big sister. Someone I could look up to and try to emulate (although I still don't appreciate being dressed in a leotard). My sister was, and is still, the toughest person I know, and I love her with all of my heart. She lives in Florida now, so I don't get to spend as much time with her as I used to. More importantly, I haven't really told her how much I love her and miss her. So for today's random act of kindness, I decided to pick up the phone and tell my sister that I love her and I miss her terribly. Ever since I started this mission, my sister has told me (and others) how proud of me she is. But it should be the reverse. I am so proud of the person that she already is, and that she becomes every day. I am going to make sure not to let too much time pass without letting her know what she means to me. I also encourage all of you to pick up the phone and call those people who you haven't spoken to in a while. Let them know just how much you care about them. It is the small things that really count.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE that you are doing this, first of all! I have two little boys and always try to teach by example. Also, I'm a teacher and just assigned my sixth graders a random act of kindness. I pointed them to this blog and your news stories for inspiration! I hope you'll do more "little" acts that don't require money or advance planning. Those can be the most inspiration to others because they don't seem as daunting. Keep it up!

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