Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Letter Writing Time
Today was my day to write to my adopted soldier in Afghanistan. As you may recall, one of the commitments I made as a part of the adopted soldier program is to write a least one letter (or e-mail) every single week. I usually try to do this on Wednesdays, just so that there is a routine to it.
As I've been doing this for more than 7 months now, I can readily see why it's important that the program establish expected guidelines/commitments. Without this, it would be very easy to "drift" into writing less and less frequently. Like anything else, having some structure, even in the form of a commitment, helps to keep it going. And, of course, the benefits of keeping it going, for both me and the soldier are significant.
On an even broader scale, it's why I made the commitment this year to do an act of kindness every day. Without that commitment, it would be easy to let things slide; but my determination to keep my commitment won't allow that. And as a result, I get to experience the learning and growth that come with doing 366 days of kindness. Commitment is everything.