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04 January 2021
Words by Andy Smallman / Artwork by Fish Astronaut
Do Something Kind
For a Good Friend

Tennessee Williams said, "Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose." With that in mind, I present this week's theme, doing something kind for a good friend.

To get the most from this idea, it's important to choose someone who is close to you in the present, someone with whom you connect on a regular basis. This need not be a family member, but it can be. Choose someone you know well, someone with whom you've gotten along well over time AND someone with whom you've been annoyed. This should be a person in your life who has seen you at your best and at your worst, someone with whom your friendship has stood the test of time. 

This is what I mean by "a good friend."

Begin the exercise by simply considering the friend you've chosen for a few minutes the next three days - today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Do nothing more than this, just take the time to think about your friend. Allow your thoughts to carry you where they will in your history together. If they drift from your friend, bring them back. 

Then, through this consideration, allow an idea for a kind action you can do for your friend to surface. As is true each week, this need not be anything "big." It is important that it be simple and mindful.

Having decided on your action, complete it.

With connection & warmth,


Kind Living inspires people to both recognize
and engage in acts of ordinary kindness.

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