People don’t think to call you before they go to the grocery store or Dollar Tree to see if there’s anything you need that can be dropped off.
People don’t think to grab a few essentials without even asking and leave a surprise delivery.
People don’t think to send you a text to check in on you and see how you are doing.
People don’t think to make a few extras while they are cooking so they can serve up a night free of cooking to someone who needs the rest.
People don’t think to order a couple more when they’re picking up dinner at Panera so they can give someone a break from cooking all the time.
People don’t think to drop a card in the mail on your loved one’s birthday or “just because.”
People don’t think to mail cards and notes of gratitude back or even acknowledge the receipt of a greeting card when you remembered their birthday or anniversary.
People don’t think to make a couple extra plates at their gatherings to drop off when they know you can’t go anywhere.
People don’t think to throw a few more holiday goodies in their cart when they’re buying gifts and stocking stuffers.
People don’t think to put up some of their baked treats to offer up to someone who’s too tired to make holidays special anymore.
People don’t think (or perhaps they simply don’t care) about how their actions and behaviors affect others around them, both short term and long term.
People just don’t think.