An Act of Kindness a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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Recently I have decided I want to try to do at least one random act of kindness every day. I started this week and I’m having some trouble with it. Being kind isn’t a problem (for the most part), but trying to find something to do that can be considered a random act of kindness is tricky. It is not as easy as it sounds, at least for me… Some of the things I have done and will do probably shouldn’t be considered as a “random act of kindness,” but I got to start somewhere.

I feel like there is sooo much selfishness and negativity in people these days (myself included) and I’m hoping this will help put things in perspective. I’m not trying to get up on a soapbox and preach to people here, but I do hope the right people will read this and understand why I feel this is necessary for people to think about and do. The way I see it, it can only make the world better. 

Here are the things I have done this past week:

1. Made a conscious effort to be nice to someone I really can’t stand and who gives me the creeps. For anyone who knows me, knows that I have difficulty being nice to those I dislike. I always thought it was being fake, but a wise lady recently asked me “Is it fake, or is it being civil?” Sooo….I’m a work in progress on this one, and I’m trying to be civil and realize that everyone has their own story of why they are the way they are. 

2. When I go to supermarkets I have been taking a shopping cart randomly left in the parking lot that was not placed in the proper cart return and bringing it inside. Yesterday, I removed one that was directly behind an old lady’s car. A say old lady because it was a Oldsmobile and I think only old people drive those. I mean… seriously….it has the word “old” in it. 

3. I recycled a bunch of papers that would have been quicker and easier for me to just toss in the trash….this isn’t an act of kindness, it is something everyone should do, but…I’m counting it, so deal with it, yo. 

4. I left some precious penny pincher coupons on the grocery store shelf for some lucky soul to find and save a gazillion dollar bills. 

5. Once again at the store (I go too much, maybe that’s why I’m so po…hmmmm), I could have parked in a prime front row spot, but I passed it by and left it for some other person to find and be excited about. 

That’s about all I got right now. I’m going to try to keep this one updated, in fact, I’m going to make it it’s own page own my blog. Right next to “Instant Karma” If anyone has some good ideas of what I could do to continue this I would much appreciate it! Consider it your own daily act of kindness! 

 

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Would you like to be Type 1 diabetic for a day?

These days there is some sort of national day for everything imaginable. For instance:

January 3       = “Drinking Straw Day”

January 27     = “Thomas Crapper Day” (He invented the modern toilet…haha)

February 26   = “For Pete’s Sake Day” (Well, for Pete’s sake.)

September 25 = “National One-Hit Wonder Day” (This one’s for you, Billy

Ray)

October 27     = “Crank Co-workers Day” (Wish I had known about this a

few days ago.)

November 10 = “Forget-Me-Not Day” also “A Really Cool Person’s Birthday

Day.”

These might  not be completely legit…I did find them on the internet after all, but you get the point.

Not to be left out of  this is the second annual November 1 Type 1 Diabetic Day. For part of the celebration…if one can call Type 1 diabetes a celebration….JDRF is implementing a fun little mobile based challenge where you (non-diabetic people) can get an idea of what it is like to be me for a day. You sign up by texting T1D4ADAY to 63566. For 24 hours they will send you 24 texts that are supposed to simulate what your basic type 1 diabetic friend (me) deals with every day, every hour. I have no idea what this really entails…I signed up myself just out of curiosity. I would encourage all of you to do this and let me know what you think.  Also, I’m really hoping someone funny will do this and then write a short little guest post for my blog… aka one of my brothers…specifically the one I already asked to do a guest post awhile back and never did….

It would actually mean a lot to me if people did this. You don’t even have to tell me you did it…it never hurts for one to gain more knowledge either..sooooo just go on ahead and do itttt. Be kind. Rewind.

Here are the specifics which you can also view on JDRF’s website.

“Throughout November, we’re asking people to better appreciate what people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) experience every day, every hour by taking part in a unique mobile-based challenge: T1D for a Day.

When you sign up for the T1D for a Day text challenge, you agree to receive as many as 24 text messages over a 24-hour period that simulate the constant blood sugar testing, insulin injections, and dietary decisions that confront people with T1D.

While no virtual campaign can recreate the many needles required or the physical and financial tolls of this serious disease, T1D for a Day seeks to deepen understanding of the many heroic steps our friends and loved ones with T1D take each day.

Please sign up for the T1D for a Day challenge now!

Text T1D4ADAY to 63566. You will receive a confirmation text that completes your registration.”

Would you like to be a type 1 diabetic for a day? Yes? Well now is your chance!