Good morning! In his TED Talk \”Why kindness matters,\” Kindness Coach John Sweeney makes an interesting point: One of the reasons that we should be kind is to make people feel like they matter. Who can we show that they matter today? Definitely some food for thought! Today\’s Kindness Challenge is: Collect soda (pop)Continue reading “Lent 2021: Day 28”
Good morning, Happy Friday, and Happy Let\’s Laugh Day! The \”print\” version of this Seinfeld clip is about the characters being not-so-kind to each other but the outtakes are hilarious. You know that you needed a good laugh today to give you more fuel for kindness! Today\’s Kindness Challenge is: Tell someone \”I loveContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 27”
Good morning! Today is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day! This \”holiday\” was founded in 1997 to encourage kids. We know that kind words are a powerful thing! Warm and fuzzy/tissue alert: Although this video is Christmas-themed, it definitely fits the \”absolutely incredible kid\” description. 85% of the kids in this experiment decided to give to othersContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 26”
Good morning! Today, enjoy a poem written to the St. Patrick\’s Society of New York back in 1789! A little geeky piece of information for you as well, \”Hibernia\” is the name for Ireland in Classical Latin. Impress your friends with that one, huh? 😉 Today\’s Kindness Challenge is: Happy Saint Patrick\’s Day! RefrainContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 25”
Good morning! The following article on kindness appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on March 17, 1942. The title \”Everyone Can Afford Kindness\” initially caught my eye. Then I was struck by the enduring nature of an article about kindness from 1942. Whether it\’s 1942 or 2021, we can all stand to be kind and \”considerateContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 24”
Good morning! This viral video of an act of kindness in Indiana is a great reminder to be on the lookout for people who might need help. Who knows when you\’ll run into someone who could use a hand today? Today\’s Kindness Challenge is: Send a pizza to someone who needs a break fromContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 23”
Good morning! Check out this simple and low-cost way to spread kindness. If you, too, love colorful sticky notes and actual handwriting, this could be right up your alley. Let the fun begin! Today\’s Kindness Challenge: Leave signs with encouraging messages on mailboxes in your neighborhood. Have a wonderful day, everyone!
Good morning and Happy Plant a Flower Day! The following Julie Parker quote tends to show up frequently in commencement speeches. I love the visual of \”planting kindness.\” It gives the impression that sowing seeds of kindness will cause them to grow and cultivate as time goes on. By being kind we are growingContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 21”
Good morning and Happy International Day of Happiness! We\’re halfway through Lent already. Can you believe it? Well, when I think of happiness, Pharell Williams\’ track \”Happy\” comes to mind. For a long time, this song was on my morning \”psych up\” music playlist because you have to bop along a little at theContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 20”
Good morning! I absolutely love the visual picture that this video called \”Color Your World With Kindness\” brings to life! Let\’s bring a little \”color\” to someone\’s day, shall we? Today\’s Kindness Challenge is: Go to http://www.moreloveletters.com and send a letter to a stranger who needs a smile. Have a wonderful day, everyone!