Today it is our turn to thank you. Thanks for following this series of challenges with me and thank you for taking part. With simple acts of kindness, you have changed lives this August.
Watch the slideshow below to recap what you’ve been doing this month.
This is, however, not yet the end….if you’ve done your daily challenge and took photographs, please share it with us. If you want to tell your own ‘kindness story’, please do so. E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with header: #AugustKindnessChallenge.
Alternatively, complete the contact form below, share your story in comments and submit.
Once again, friends, we do SO appreciate the fact that you cared enough to take part in this month long challenge. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Remember, complete the form below to share your kindness story.
I know you’ve noticed the spring flowers, the fresh smells in the air…yes, summer is on it’s way. It is time for you to clear out wardrobes and make room for new, lighter clothing to wear in the warm, warmer, HOT AS HELL-months that lie ahead.
Use this opportunity to sort your clothes. Those that you don’t want or wear anymore, donate it to charity. Did your children outgrow their clothes? Box it and drop off at your church or organization that constantly needs clothes to distribute in the communities they serve.
Old blankets or linen? Toys, books, furniture? Anything you don’t want or need anymore will be a welcome contribution that can help make someone else’s life easier.
Don’t know where to take it? If you are in South Africa I can help, just complete the form below and I’ll tell you where to drop off your donated items. International readers, please contact your local Oxfam, charity shop or church.
In the spirit of yesterday’s challenge, let’s keep this in the family.
Offer to wash your spouse, parent or sibling’s car today…..for FREE!! If you don’t live with family, offer to do this favor to a friend.
They will be SO surprised and grateful, I’m sure.
Today I need you to make a point of showing your love and appreciation for your family. Our lives are so busy that we barely have time to sit down for a proper family meal. I know we see the kids and spouse every single day and sometimes they make us mad as hell, but sometimes it is important to TELL them how much they mean to you.
We tend to think that they ‘know’ and, yes, perhaps they do, but sometimes they just need to hear it said.
Make an effort then and hug each family member in turn, tell them how much you care for them and how important they are to you. Thing is, friends, we never know when our ‘perfect little families’ may be ripped apart by tragedy.
Don’t waste any time, do it today. You will NOT regret it.
Sundays are traditionally ‘family days’. If you haven’t seen your family or friends in a while, why not give them a call?
These days we communicate with SMS’s, WhatsApp and IM’s. It seems that, though technology tries to bring us closer, it drives us further apart. We don’t make time to sit down and have a proper telephone conversation with anyone anymore.
Back in the day this was the solution when you’ve been unable to visit someone in person. You called and chattered on for hours. I miss those days…..
So, if you miss someone, don’t complain that you miss them, give them a call. Avoid those pesky texts and e-mails, they are SO impersonal. Let your friend or family member hear your VOICE.
Enjoy your chat and have a beautiful Sunday.
It is Saturday. You have all day off (hopefully), so why don’t you visit your local retirement home. The elderly often feel lonely and lost and will appreciate a kind word from another person.
If you have a family member or friend who lives in a home, take them out for a stroll in the park.
Not up to visiting the elderly? Then just be helpful to anyone you see on the street. Perhaps the neighbor’s little boy lost his ball. Why not help him look for it? Or your husband wants to clear out his wardrobe (finally), why not give him a hand.
Good luck on your efforts today and remember to share them!
You’ve been going out of your way the entire month to become aware of other’s needs. Today I want you to put your feet up and do something you enjoy.
Read a book, watch a movie or meditate, whatever makes you happy.
It is very important that we take care of ourselves. We have to make sure that are happy and healthy and able to support those who needs us.
Enjoy your day!