Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 78 – Giving, Smiling, Or At Least Trying

Two hour post-DI house cleaning and bought a couple boxes of girl scout cookies. Most happily though, I was able to help a guy load up his truck in the rain in the parking lot at Lowe’s.Mona Lisa

I woke up quite happy after a successful DI tournament. Then I made a phone call to a relative named Rusty (name changed). Rusty was unhappy about everything and he used the word ‘problem’ more times than I could count. After thirty minutes, I was tired and my good mood was a distant memory.

I knew that giving something would help improve my mood. So I tried to give some time to a family member. My offer was refused. It was ok, but it kind of hurt. Bowed, but unbroken, I tried to keep upbeat while we cleaned the house after the DI tournament by cleaning a little better than normal and trying to keep a smile. Surprisingly it helped and happiness returned quickly.

An update on last week’s Giving Goal. I hit 5/7 goals, and did manage to cook supper once after work. I didn’t come up with a new way to give my time, so I’ll try again this week.

This week’s Giving Goal:

  • Monday noon, teach the fourth grade engineering class
  • Monday evening, Speak for the Beaverton Together organization again
  • Thursday noon, teach fourth grade engineering
  • Friday noon, final presentations for fourth grade engineering class
  • Cook supper for the family twice
  • Come up with one new way to give my time this week.

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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