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January’s 30-Day Life Experiment is an attempt to refocus my lens of what kindness means for a city-slicker. I was raised in a place where people would help out total strangers for no reason. Having lived in cities for close to five years now, I’ve become pretty efficient at ignoring others as I go about my day: keep my head down, walk as fast as I can, and go about my day. Throughout this month I’m hoping to change my attitude by being continually aware of those around me and what I could do to make their day just a little bit better. Please feel free to share your stories and to leave suggestions on different random acts of kindness you’ve seen, you’ve done, or you’d like to see me try.

Day 16 – Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies at Work

Last night for some reason I was jonesing for some kind of baked good (urban dictionary definition of “jonesing“): cake, banana bread, cookies, fudge, it didn’t matter.  After looking around the internet with Sarah we found a recipe for oatmeal … Continue reading

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Day 15 – A Nice Note to Our Champion Waiter

After getting back from NH I was really interested in three things: eating an entire large pizza, drinking a few beers, and warming up.  So Sarah and I went to this place called Picco in the South End that does … Continue reading

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Day 14 – High Fives While Hiking

I had spent the week trying to figure out how I was going to perform a random act of kindness while hiking in the middle of the woods on a Saturday in January.  We hiked a 4,000 footer in NH … Continue reading

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Day 13 – A Mountain of Dishes

This past weekend I went on a winter camping trip in NH with two of my buddies from the NYC area.  It was epically cold but I think that we had enough warm gear to outfit a small village of … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Recycled Newspapers Left on the T

On my way back from work today I noticed that there were more newspapers scattered throughout the train car than usual.  I know it can be easy to forget things on the train (cell phone, wallet, backpack, newspaper, I’ve done … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Pep Talk to a Coworker

Today’s random act of kindness happened without me even realizing it until after the fact. It was the end of the work-day and I was talking to my coworker about her training regimen for her first ever half-ironman (1.2 mile … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Cliff Bar for a Homeless Man

I spent my entire day today at an offsite conference for work.  It was a pretty standard affair with coffee, snacks, a decent lunch, and a lot of presentations.  No complaints though because the food was decent and I was … Continue reading

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