We all have issues we need to work on, we all can be a better us, but it’s sometimes hard to know where to start.
Sometimes the best place to start is with the small things, like for me it would be contacting my friends more. I am horrible at that, I think about calling them, and just never do, or I tell myself I will e-mail them and never get around to it. And when I do it’s a mad blitz to everyone I know, I e-mail and phone people all day long. Not a very productive way to do it.
It’s a small thing, because most of my friends are the same way, so it’s not like I get phone calls and e-mails daily or even weekly from most of my friends. I have a few who do, and they are the ones who keep reminding me what a bad friend i am.
So this one little small thing, contacting my friends more often, how would that change my life, make me a better me?
That’s an easy one, by being a better friend I will feel better about myself and that will be reflected in all I do. But what about all the other simple, small changes we all can make?
Make a list of the small things in your life you would like to change, to do differently. Such as:
- Write one letter a week to someone in the family
- Keep fresh flowers in the house at all times
- Cook one fancy meal a week
- Donate time and talent to a charity once a month
- Have a family night once a week
The list can go on, add your ideas in the comment field if you like…
The idea is to pick something that seems like it will have no great effect on you, but in truth any positive thing you do will change you for the better, so start your list today, and pick one. As for me, I think I will call a few friends…