Every time ABC Family does Harry Potter weekend I get excited. It's just like when the Charlie Brown Christmas special comes on - it HAS to be watched as it's aired. It doesn't matter that I own it on VHS or DVD or Blu-Ray, it only matters that it's on the TELEVISION.
This past weekend, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was on in the background while I was doing some mindless computer maintenance. I looked up when Harry and Professor Lupin stand on the bridge talking things over (while everyone else has gone to Hogsmeade).
The part where Lupin says of Harry's mother, "She was uncommonly kind."
I wish I was uncommonly kind.
I'm not. If you need snarky, I'm your girl. If a situation desperately needs a tension breaker - namely someone to act like a big dork so nobody else feels like a big dork - call on me. (Shockingly enough, sometimes that happens when I don't even mean for it to ....)
But I'm not uncommonly kind. I get bitchy when people do things like cut me off in traffic or stand too close to me in line at the movie theater. I don't have a lot of tolerance when it comes to a lot of things: not getting answers when I want them, not being paid the kind of attention I "think" I deserve, or when I want someone to do something immediately and they don't.
Frankly, the list of unkind things I do on a regular basis could stretch to New Guinea and back.
But it's the holiday season, right? The new year is coming, and it's time to think about things we'd like to change, things we want to do better in the future.
I'm going to try working in some uncommon kindness.
What about you?