You’ve all seen them, those beggars with the ‘Will work for food’-signs at the street corners. Why not take an apple or a sandwich from the kitchen today. While you’re picking up the kids from school or on your way to work, just roll down your window and give the food to him or her.
Yes, I can hear you saying: “But they don’t want food, they want money. They want to spend it on drugs and drink…”…and so on. That, my friends, is NOT YOUR PROBLEM. As long as you take the time to give something to that person, however it is received is of no consequence.
Remember, giving with a good, honest heart, without expecting anything in return is very fulfilling. The point is that you made the effort.
Good luck!! And share your stories of kindness. Complete the contact form below and tell your story.
When was the last time you told your spouse you loved him or her? Can you remember telling your best friend that you appreciate and love her?
Well, today you must make a POINT of doing so! You don’t have to buy flowers or chocolates or take your companion out to dinner, no, just tell them, face to face, that you love them, appreciate them and care for them.
Try it, you will see, it is not only them who will feel all warm and fuzzy, you will too!
Today you need to reach out and help someone who is struggling with some sort of problem or just needs to get some things done.
Why not do Mom’s dishes, while she watches her favorite story on television? Or clear out Daddy’s garage? Perhaps you have a colleague at work who simply cannot get around to do all that pesky filing, offer to do it for him.
Point is, you need to ask the question: “How can I help you?” and insist on doing something to lighten someone’s load.
I can promise you this, they will be super-impressed and touched by your kindness.
Try it, you’ll see.
On #Day15 you must all try and visit a creche or daycare centre in your city. If you can manage, find one in a poorer community. Call the teacher and ask her to give you some time just before the children take their naps in the early afternoon. Take along a favorite storybook and read to the kids as they settle down on their little mattresses.
Not only will the teachers appreciate your kind gesture, the kids will enjoy listening to the story while they nod off.
Remember to share your kindness challenge pics (if you have) and DO tag me.
Aaah, so you’ve noticed I went AWOL for a week, did you? I was TESTING you!! And, I’m must say, I am a bit disappointed, since no one actually contacted me to find out what happened to the daily challenge!! Shame on you!
Don’t worry, I forgive you and will, just FYI share those ‘missing’ challenges below. Have a look and see if you can, maybe, make it up over two days or so.
Remember to share your efforts and tag me. I would LOVE to see how far in the world the challenge goes.
Today on Day 14 of this challenge, I want you to share something nice with a friend. An ice cream or a chocolate, a cup of tea, a cold drink. Why not make your Mom a cup of coffee while she does the dishes? Or bring your husband a glass of wine after work? Give that girl who teased you at school last week a chocolate bar or bring flowers to your teacher.
Here are the details of the days you’ve missed:
- Day 7 = Look around you. Do you see a colleague, friend or family member that can do with a hug?? Well, off you go!
- Day 8 = Be kind to yourself, then you can be happy and be kind to the world.
- Day 9 = Decorate a shoebox and fill it with compliments written on small pieces of paper. Go around the office or home (or even the shopping mall) and let people pick one. I guarantee they will be surprised and you would have made them smile.
- Day 10 = Visit a friend. Not just SMS or WhatsApp him or her, go to their home office and surprise them with a quick, friendly word.
- Day 11 = Driving to or from work/shopping/school? Do you see someone walking on the sidewalk, perhaps loaded with shopping bags or a heavy schoolbag? Stop and offer to drive them home. (Don’t be offended if they say no, we all understand the world we live in. The point is, you tried to be kind, you made an effort.)
- Day 12 = Play with your children or friend’s children. Jump rope, throw a ball around, play Monopoly, whatever makes them smile. Spend some quality time with them.
- Day 13 = Visit a sick friend or family member at home. Take some flowers and just sit down for a short chat to cheer them up. Perhaps you can take a book or magazine and read to them.
Watch the slideshow for more inspiration on these days. I do hope you will try and make up for these lost days. Don’t let me catch you out again, now, you hear!
Day 7: Give someone a hug.
Now, I’m not saying you should hurry to that girl or boy you had your eye on for months and just hug and hug! Or even to grab a stranger on the street! You may be charged with someone unmentionable!!
No, look around you, in your office, at home, at school, I’m sure you will see someone who looks like they can do with a hug. Go right ahead and, if you are not a ‘hugger’, give the person’s shoulder a squeeze. Just show them that you noticed and that everything will be allright in the end.
I believe that, through touch, we can transfer a sense of strength to another person. You show you care, that they are worthy of being touched.
I once heard someone say that hugging is a gift you give, that you get back immediately, because by hugging or touching another person, his/her energy transfers to you in turn.
Come on, try it, you may be surprised at the results!
Sunday’s are such happy days. We go to church, get some much needed inspiration from the Good Word, so you have NO reason to be gloomy! Approach the day with a smile and a positive attitude and the rest will sort itself.
Day 6: Make an effort to think positive thoughts. Ban all negativity and look on the bright side. (There ALWAYS is a brighter side!) Try it, you’ll see!
The thing is, if you start looking on the bright side, you will be kind to yourself too. You will stop feeling gloomy and depressed. Don’t you think you deserve that???