#365DaysOfKindness Days 33 & 34

The past couple of days have been crazy busy, so my kindnesses have been a little on the small side. Yesterday I took a break from studying to make dinner for Jackson when he got off of work. More often than not he ends up cooking while I'm busy working away on my laptop, or we resort to quickie meals like sandwiches or tortilla pizzas. I wanted to surprise him with something outside of our usual fare, so I threw together some roasted cauliflower, sweet potato bites w/curry salt, and coconut-crusted chicken. Definitely better than sandwiches.

Today's kindness was sort of an absence of unkindness, if that makes any sense. I've been having a nightmare of a time with my soon-to-be-ex bank lately (I've been with them for all of a month, and just...no), and today I finally managed to get in touch with someone to resolve the issues. I'm not usually one for losing my temper over things like this, but the disorganization on their part was really getting me today.

My next bank might look something like this...

My next bank might look something like this...

Before I called, I reminded myself that the person on the other end of the line was just doing their job, that they had nothing to do with the initial screw-ups, and that there was no reason to be upset with them. It sounds like such a little thing, but remembering that the person I was talking to was a living, breathing human being and not just the voice of my soon-to-be-ex bank made it much easier to stay pleasant and polite. In the end everything got resolved ad nobody's feelings were hurt, which makes it a pretty win-win situation in my books. Kindness > frustration.