Week 1 : Do Something Small
“All it may take to restore someone’s trust in life may be returning a lost earring or a dropped glove.”
Reading: Read the introduction. That’s right, it’s just the introduction this week and read with a highlighter pen in hand to mark your favorite passages. Take your time. Allow Remen’s words the room to find your spark of life, to blow on it, if you will. Consider, too, how you react to the word “blessing” and Remen’s repeated use of the word “God.” Is this a positive for you, a negative, or neutral? Pay attention to your reactions.
Kind Action: Complete a very, very small kind action that does not require a lot of you. Consider this action as being a minor tune-up on the engine of the universe. In its “small-ness” it may almost seem insignificant. But as a “tune-up,” it is part of an ongoing maintenance effort that prevents a major problem from happening down the line.
Optional Idea: Begin a “Blessings Journal.” This is a small notebook that you can fit in a pocket or purse and along with a pen be a place where you record the blessings you receive that you might otherwise miss. The driver waving you through the intersection, the smile from the cashier at the grocery store, someone going out of her way to answer your question, these are all kindness blessings. Take time to jot them down.
Link to Book: “My Grandfather’s Blessings”