This probably goes without saying, but I am by no means an expert on the subject of thoughtfulness, and by starting this blog I am not claiming to be one. I do think about people a LOT and always have good intentions of showing it . . . but I often fall short with follow-through.
However, I have been blessed to know and observe many very thoughtful and considerate people in action, and I have taken note. I love to learn from people. I love to see how other people do things and what they consider standard social behavior. Always bringing a hostess gift or contributing food at a get together; writing timely thank you notes for every gift received for your birthday; calling your mother once a day or once a week without fail; bringing cookies or bread to your new neighbors; regularly visiting elderly friends or family members; giving your grandma a call or card on her birthday; bringing dinner to a friend who is sick; sending sympathy and thinking of you cards when someone is ill or grieving . . . these are all things that some people just do. I am so fascinated by this. I hope these people comment on this blog. :)
In all seriousness, I have wanted to put this idea into some form for years, and I really think a blog is a great place to do it because it allows for conversation. So--while I am no expert--I realize I don't even have to be in order to start this conversation. I am just going to keep observing and asking questions and writing about it here. I can't wait.
Oh, and if you are already reading and have any experiences you would like to share or ideas for topics to cover, leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In what ways have others shown particular thoughtfulness or kindness to you? What things do you try to do on a regular basis to show care and kindness to others? I would love to hear what you have to say.