Being Nice To Horribly Rude People…

…is really draining.

We all have to do this very often, mostly at work. People come in and are horribly rude it’s really hard. Maybe they are having a bad day, maybe they want free stuff, maybe the just hate they way my face looks. Who knows? But it’s really hard to keep the customer service face on sometimes. When someone is so awful to you, usually for rules or prices you didn’t make, its really hard not to take it to heart or head. It’s really hard not to lose your cool. Let’s all try our hardest to try kindness to resolve issues rather then resorting to anger. Especially when taking our anger to the internet. Do we need to abuse small businesses and those work there on the internet? Is there something else we can try to resolve issues first? I am just asking society as a whole to try kindness first. I can say from personal experience, that kindness gets you so much farther in these situations then anger. Give it a shot, see what happens 🙂

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Role Models in the Public Eye…

…during a pandemic

This entry is a little different. This role model isn’t a person, it’s a store. Woolworths has created an hour of shopping for elderly and disbaled in this time of panic shopping. They have great potential to make nothing but crazy profit but they are looking after their customers who need it. I admire that so much – if I lived in Australia I would shop exclusively there for this reason alone. More stores should follow suit to see those who need it through this pandemic and not resort to finding toilet paper alternatives.

I know that some of the shelves are still bare but at least they are trying. What else can we do but try?

More stores have followed in suit since I started writing this yesterday! More signs of accomodation and kindness in the world!

34 and Ready for More!

Yesterday with my 34th birthday and it was great. I had so many messages and well wishes. A group of people took a train to San Diego to go to a baseball game with me. My dad drove all the way from Phoenix to visit and bring me my present. My brother gave me something I truly needed and so appreciate. My dude moved my dresser all by himself which was huge load of my mind. I am so well taken care of between my family and friends. I do try to return the favor but sometimes I fear I may never be able to repay their love and kindness towards me. I truly don’t know what I did to deserve them and I know most of the time I don’t.

I am hoping that 34 will be my year. My year to advance in love, life, and career. It’s odd but I still don’t feel like a full adult most of the time…till I pay rent hahahaha.

For now I am reflecting on my 34 years of life. I have done just about everything I set out to do and messed up every step of the way. I don’t mean that in a negative way just to clarify. I like most of the screw ups I have committed – they taught me quite a bit and made my who I am. I have had successes and adventures to follow them. I look forward to my next 34 years and my successes and screw ups. I can’t wait to see what happens and what I make of it. However, I know without a single doubt that the people mentioned above will be a part of them and that makes me so happy and so fortunate.

I Will Spend the Last Four Months of 2019…

…remembering I made mid year resolutions and trying harder to follow them.

I made mid year resolutions about three months ago and then kind of forgot about them. If nothing else I want to be honest in this blog so there’s the truth. I saw a post on Instagram that reminded me of them and I decided it’s time to take a look back and see if they need slight amending to make them more doable.

Here they are:

  1. Put 3% of every paycheck into my savings account
  2. Workout three times a week instead of two – every week
  3. Perform at least three acts of kindness per week
  4. Run Halloween 5K in Spider Gwen gear (my dream is to be an athletic nerd

Updates and Revisions:

  1. I can’t do this…I wouldn’t eat. My revised goal will be to put $20 from every check into my savings.
  2. I have actually been pretty good about this one so it’s staying as is. Two R.I.P.P.E.D. classes a week and at least one day of an hour of walking/some jogging.
  3. Yep – 100% forgot about this one. I still like it so I am going to try harder to remember it.
  4. If you have read the last few posts you know I am still pretty determined to complete this. I will post training photos to keep me on track
Art Credit @positivelypresent

I will take August as a bridge into the end of the year and my best effort to complete my resolutions.

Do you have any end of year resolutions?