Today’s the day to do something good.
It’s okay if you did something yesterday, or want to wait until tomorrow. Or do something all three days and even into next week. Today is Inconvenience Yourself Day. It’s also 6 Words Day around here, which makes for an interesting combination.
Every month, I compile a post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in a six-word sentence. I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt.
Feb. 24 is Inconvenience Yourself Day. It’s in observance of doing little things for others for a day. In six words, tell of one way you can do something for someone else today – and then go and do it!
I didn’t get many responses this month. Invites go out to select categories:
- Those who find themselves in my inbox for any reason
- Those whose blogs I’ve read that month
- Those who signed up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A short list perhaps will give us all a chance to get out and do something swell for someone else. If you’d like to receive next month’s prompt, just send an email to email@example.com.
1. When you serve, you build bridges.
Les B., of Ink Interrupted
2. Leave some chocolate on their desk.
Tiffany M., of Sounds Like Life to Me
3. Take time and smile at everyone.
Jennifer I., of Another Jennifer
4. Wednesday’s Love Offering: Minestrone for homeless.
Amy M., of Life is Messy, Life is Marvelous
5. Baking for friends, allies in life.
Yanic A., of Family, Faith, Food, an Fabric
6. Tell random strangers they are beautiful.
Jacquelyn S., of One Woman, Huge World
7. Shovel driveways and write six words.
Eric, of All in a Dad’s Work
8. Take a glum foodie to dinner.
9. Give a homeless person a meal.
Norine M., of Science of Parenthood
10. Buy someone’s wash at the laundromat.
Jenny, of Peace From Panic
11. Look into their eyes; actually listen.
Julia T., of Diary of a Word Nerd
12. Make time to actually hear them.
Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic
13. Breakfast, Drop-off, Laundry, Pick-up, Dinner, Bedtime.
Tamara G., of Confessions of a Part-Time Working Mom
14. Go get bagels in my pajamas.
beth k., of i didn’t have my glasses on …
15. Pay for strangers Starbucks in drive-thru.
Katy W., of Stereotypically Able
16. Speak no obscenities, today at least.
17. Traffic Jam? No, YOU go first.
Kathy G., of The Second Half of My Life
18. Ask “how are you?”; mean it.
Eli P., of Coach Daddy
19. I’ll come if needed, despite plans.
Rhea, of Life is Messy, Life is Marvelous