nice things people have done for me lately:
- Xander took a nap on my belly, which always imbues me with his gentle spirit.
- Students said really nice things about me on my TA evaluations from last semester.
- Mom made me a tiny bag for my D&D dice.
- Patrick got me sugar gum after overhearing me say I like it.
- Leigh took me to about every grocery in Albuquerque in search of Mexican Coke. (I could make a whole long list about nice things Leigh and Patrick did, actually)
- Sarah said I had rocking bangs on my new Facebook picture.
- Dad wrote me a really nice letter in praise of my apartment space, which he stayed at over New Year's.
- Andy took care of my cats while I was away in New Mexico, and left me a T-shirt that has a large donkey and a small donkey, which says "Burro. Burrito."
- Kurt (and maybe Chad) listened to my radio show from work.
- Beth let me watch Battlestar at her house, and she and her girlfriend shared their theories with me.
- Jerry let me use a coupon at Blazer Tag last night.
This is an excellent excerise. Next step would be nice things I've done for other people, I guess.
- Took charge of making reservations for 9 at hotels in Russia.
- Bought Andy some cookies.
- Fed the cats wet food (which they promptly thew up).
- Gave Jerry some tokens to play video games.
- Invited people over for dinner.
- Bought girl scout cookies and fed them to D&D group.
This list is harder because it's more difficult to determine what was "nice." If I list something like "smiled at Talitha as she passed," that seems less altruistic and almost condescending. Whereas I know exactly how someone else's actions made me feel--good (in these cases). Like, Sarah couldn't say that complimenting my bangs was "nice" on her own list, or it would seem ungenuine. Isn't that weird? But it WAS nice.