Day 4

Your assignment today (and every day forward if you choose) is to do at least one nice thing for someone else. It can be nothing bigger than offering a smile and a hand to an elderly woman in the grocery store or not honking at the guy who cuts you off in traffic. You have no idea of the ripple effect you set in motion when you scatter small acts of kindness around. They change the people you touch, and they change you. Two rules when completing this assignment: 1) you have to be sincere, and 2) you must not expect a single thing in return.

I don’t think I really did this successfully today. I will attempt again tomorrow as well as do the next activity. Something very small that I did was stop and let a woman cross the street when I had the right-of-way. I know that if I were outside in the cold, I would want to walk somewhere as fast as possible.

I have been thinking about OM today quite a bit and have been trying to ignore it. A big mixture of happy thoughts and sad thoughts and some longing thoughts. I am feeling a little bit lonely, but there are things that I can do to occupy my time and make me feel happy. Reading is one of those things. I feel like I have not been reading nearly as much as I would like to and I want to get into it a lot more.

I can’t wait for Michael to get here. I could use some physical comfort..

GRE Words of the Day

Ascetic – practicing self-denial; abstinent
Many people attempt to be ascetic during the time of Lent in order to build a better connection with God.

Jingoism – fanatical patriotism
Americans tend to suffer from Jingoism, and think America can do no wrong.

Eschew – avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
While playing Slender, I have to move through the forest very carefully to eschew Slender Man.

Song of the Day

Empty Bed by Gemini Club

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