Tis the Season
Inspired by a comment left by Irene of http://artrenekoh.tumblr.com when I was finishing my first 30Day Challenge (Blogging) and was deciding on the next challenge to tackle, she mentioned a book, 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker. Since then, I was looking forward to doing a challenge focused on giving to others in a non-monetary manner.
However the book, narrated by a 31-year young women diagnosed with MS just one-month after her wedding who follows the advice to heal by focusing on other people instead of herself through the act of giving, is more of a memoir than a how-to. So, I needed to find myself a chart to use as a guideline.
When a Google search on “30 Days of Gifting” failed, I finally found this on Pinterest – Popsugar’s 30 Day Kindness Challenge “designed to have you take time out of each day to do something for someone else — and hopefully they will pay it forward to the next person”. Perfect!
I read the daily tasks and was happily surprised to note that I already do many of the things listed. I realize that perhaps I’m nicer than I give myself credit for! Now, especially with the holiday season underway, I’m afraid this challenge might not be much of a challenge. However, there’s always room for more kindness – particularly in this day and age – so I’m doing this!
– I just figured out I’m already doing a lot of these “nice” things.
– Most of my routines involve just the kids and me with little contact with strangers, so finding people (aside from my kids) to be kind to might be difficult some days.
– I’m not a stranger to volunteering my time
– to complete this in 30days flat
– to find out-of-the-box acts of kindness
Want to read all 30 Days of the Kindness Challenge? View the Overview page HERE.