Here's what I would like as a birthday present, from as many of you as are willing to participate:
Be nice to someone this week. At least once this week, try saying (or writing) something nice to someone, or doing something nice for them, or cutting them some extra slack. Maybe even someone you wouldn't normally be nice to. Maybe even a total stranger.
If "nice" doesn't work for you, try "kind," or "gentle," or "patient" or "sympathetic" or "forgiving." Anything along those lines.
And then, if you're willing to, and if it goes well, stop back by here and post a comment about it.
I'm tempted to create a new "Unicorns & Flowers" category to apply to this entry (and to others that I'll be posting this week), so that y'all who are allergic to saccharine can avoid such entries in the future. But it occurred to me last week that this would honestly please me.
As always, participation is optional, as is anonymity. And as always, feel free to send email if you'd rather not post publicly.