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Monday, March 25, 2013

100 Acts of Kindness

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On Friday I decided I needed to challenge myself and try a little harder to show my wife I love her and appreciate her. Sometimes I just get complacent and caught up in the routines of life and don't adequately demonstrate my gratitude for her and for what she does for me and for our family. So here's the challenge that I came up with, I'm calling it the "Race to 100" (I know that's not the most creative name; if you have a better name please let me know). Here's how it works: I am going to do 100 things to show my wife I'm grateful for her as fast as I can, they should be things that I'm not already supposed to do (my chores). It's that simple. I started this on Friday and every couple of days I'll post what I've done and where I'm at so far. I'm anxious to see how quickly I can make it to 100. Here's what I've done so far:
  1. I put away the clean dishes on Friday morning
  2. I washed the dirty dishes on Friday morning before my wife woke up
  3. We watched a movie on Friday night and I asked my wife to sit on the floor in front of me so that I could play with her hair (she loves that)
  4. I had to work on Saturday (I don't normally) and so I spent an extra 30 minutes cuddling with my wife telling her that I love her and love being with her before I got ready for work and left
  5. I put new sheets on the bed (we typically change the sheets on Saturday) and made it all pretty
  6. Yesterday I helped make dinner (we had homemade pizza) by spreading the pizza sauce, putting the cheese on the pizza, and adding the pepperoni and olives
I would love for you to join me in this personal challenge to do 100 kind things as quickly as you can for your spouse. I also invite you to share your list of kind things with me. I would love to see it. Wish me luck!

12 comments:

  1. I was wondering why you were being EXTRA nice to me. :) I am so lucky.

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    1. Shoot, I was hoping you wouldn't read this for at least a few days. Now the jig is up. And yes, you are so lucky. :)

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  2. What a great idea! My husband and I try to be kind to each other most of the time, but those little extra things can fall by the wayside when we are feeling busy and stressed. I accept the challenge, and I've started this morning:
    1. Called hubby at work to tell him I appreciated conversations with him this weekend.

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    1. Awesome! I'm glad I'm not alone in this. :) I am certain your husband appreciated your phone call this morning. I love it when my wife calls me at work. I look forward to hearing what other things you do for your hubby.

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  3. I love what you've committed yourself to and challenged all of us to do as well. It is very honorable! And I think you'll find blessings popping up all over the place (like spring flowers) as your wife grows in this "lived-out-love" you are showering her with. Kudos to you and thanks so much for linking this great post up with Wedded Wed! Sorry it took me a while to come by (been out of town), but so glad I stopped by today!

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    1. I think you're right Beth. Thank you for the encouragement. I hope you'll follow my progress and share any ideas you have for nice things I can do for my sweetheart.

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    2. I just love how you phrased your reply: "lived out love". That perfectly exemplifies what happens when you shower your spouse with love!

      Great post, Tyson, and what wonderful ideas. Now you have me thinking...

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  4. What a great post!!!!! I am going to send this link to my husband because we were discussing ways he can be more helpful around the house, while showing me how much he cares.

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    1. Thanks Delora! I hope that my list helps your husband. One of the things I struggle with isn't wanting to do kind things but thinking of kind things to do for my wife. I wish your husband the best and hope that my list helps. I am also posting my progress every few days so I encourage you to check back often to see where I'm at. Thanks again!

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  5. How cool is this?! Thanks for linking up with HWC!

    Christy Joy
    #happywivesclub

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  6. Your wife is a lucky woman. It is amazing how a little kindness can vastly improve your life. I love when my husband brings me a cup of tea in the morning! Hope you will visit my blog and share a #simplejoy your thankful for!

    Linda Davidson
    http://www.sharingthanks.blogspot.com

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