t:small gestures

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
—  Jonathan Carroll

Now that’s how you advertise!

Went into Starbucks the other day and was delighted to see how many strangers had such big hearts. I paid for a grandfather behind me and his face lit up with a smile and that made my day. I also saw someone pay for a frantic businessman and the small gesture seemed to help him de-stress for a bit. A small deed definitely goes a long way :)

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So, I’m captain of a beer-league ice hockey team at Chelsea Piers (currently on a 5-game winning streak: that’s leadership!). I’m not very good, but I love playing hockey. Being a captain just guarantees me ice time.

Recognizing what an utter shitshow the last week has been, our team ran into a bit of an awkward situation: we’re called the Mad Bombers. That’s our team logo above.

In a somewhat tiny, futile, but (in my mind) required gesture, we decided last night that we couldn’t play under the name Mad Bombers after what had happened in Boston. So we shelved our gold jerseys – and name – for our Friday night game. We took the ice about three hours after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown as “Mad Skillz” wearing a collage of white jerseys. A couple of us wore USA or Boston University jerseys (that’s me in the Team USA jersey with alternate captain Daniel Louis and our top scorer Zach Genirs, who’s going to BU next fall). Again, insignificant in the grand scheme of the week’s events. But it meant a little bit to us and our opponents.

We won 5-4 in OT. I had the second assist on the game-winner. 

 

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
—  Jonathan Carroll
i firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. people do notice, people appreciate. i appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“i’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. for a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more gene kelly dancing in the rain.
—  jonathan carroll
Sexy Things SEXY MEN DO

      

By: Eden Hansom

What defines sexy to you? My sexy doesn’t necessarily represent the idea of what sexy is to another woman. HOWEVER, since I’m so awesome and on point in my thinking pattern, this is a list of WHAT I FIND SEXY that SEXY men do. Enjoy and add on if you must but I’m pretty sure when I’m done you won’t need to.

                   

A sexy man who can hold a conversation is HELLA sexy. It means there’s depth to him. We don’t have to sit there and just look at each other. Even the not so good looking guy can be sexy because he can carry a conversation and has substance.

                          

A sexy guy will HELP YOU. Whether it’s working out, cleaning, cooking whatever. A man willing to offer a helping hand is very sexy. He’s looking out for you and it’s something you need to take notes on and NOT take advantage of. 

                  

A sexy man can laugh at himself when the circumstances don’t work in his favor. In certain situations, it would be acceptable to lose his cool but he refrains and keeps composure. 

                               

A man who can take charge is ULTRA sexy. Whether it’s going in for the kiss, pulling you into the bathroom for a quickie, ordering the appetizer for dinner….confidence in yourself to KNOW or THINK you know what’s really good…it’s kinda sexy. Sometimes, us women like to feel dominated….JUST DON’T GET TOO CRAZY WITH IT.

                  

Small gestures are sexy. I’m not even talking about the standard flowers and candy either. I’m talking about, my favorite wine being over his house specifically because he knew I was coming over. Hell, rub my feet after I’ve been walking all over U Street or Geogetown with you in my 5 inch shoes! I’d do it for you! 

Just a little somethin’ somethin’ that I find sexy.