Have you seen Leah's new site Nice Things Now? It's a simple concept, really. Focusing on the nice things we can do every day. Not necessarily grand gestures, just simple instances of sweetness and love. I get the warm fuzzies every time I read a post.
It's made me think about the Nice Things I could be doing. Like this morning, when Shawn was dead to the world at 7am after coming home from a late gig at 2am. I could choose to enforce our "pregnant ladies don't do morning puppy duty" rule or I could get up and deal with the pups and give Shawn 15 extra minutes of sleep. Throw in making eggs on toast for my exhausted rockstar and I ended up with a Nice Thing that made me feel better than the recipient. Don't get me wrong - Shawn was chuffed to wake up to happy pups and breakfast already made for him, but I got such a lift out of making his morning that my Nice Thing turned out to be almost selfish.
Which is kind of the point, I guess. If we're all focused on doing Nice Things for others and end up getting a rush out of making other people happy, it makes sense that there will be less of the not-so-nice-things in our lives. And we can all use some happy, can't we?