I’ve been wanting to do more sewing, more crafty projects, but my allocation of time lately hasn’t coincided with that desire. Enter Facebook and the “I will make something . . . for YOU” note. An excellent idea for those that need a little motivation to exercise that crafty side of the brain.
Truth be told, we could just challenge ourselves to do that regularly. Pick a random five or so people you know and send them a spontaneous gift in the mail or a meal to their door. Radical hospitality or a random act of kindness, any way you look at it, it’s a good thing.
A word of caution, however, is due — acts of kindness boost feel-good endorphins. I couldn’t turn my commenters away. Not only did I sign up to make five things, but I agreed to 10! I love a challenge. I love to give. I love to create. It’s a win-win-win situation.
Now, to manage my time. I have the rest of the year to surprise myself.