I actually had a completely different topic lined up to talk about today but a series of events prompted me to write about something that has been weighing heavily on my heart lately. While I don’t watch the news, I’m not completely oblivious to the events that happen around the world or unaware of the disconnection. It seems that this disconnection has been calling my attention louder each time. It’s a sense of separation, that somehow instead of us being a community, a unit, a collective made up of individuals impacted by the same things, we’re each little pods. If something happens that doesn’t directly impact one’s pod, it’s like it didn’t happen. Continue reading “Caring Enough to Take Action Creates Change”
It didn’t take very long for me to list the people who inspire me to be more kind. While I consider myself a kind person, there’s always room for more! The people I’ve chosen each inspire a different form of kindness in my life. Continue reading “My Kindness Role Models”
Even as someone who hasn’t watched the news regularly in years, I can’t completely escape the constant stream of stories of the vile acts and horrendous things that go on in the world. The thing is, there’s plenty of good people doing good things in the world. If that weren’t the case, the world would be in an even worse state than it is. There are plenty positive things don’t get nearly as much attention. Continue reading “Thank Goodness for the Goodness in the World!”
Attention all Kindness Challenge participants!
I just wanted to check in with you and see how this week is going. No matter what week of the challenge you’re on, feel free to share in the comments how it’s going. If you haven’t published your reflection post for a previous week, feel free to do so. Continue reading “Pulse Check |Kindness Challenge”
Attention Kindness Challenge participants!
The reflection posts are pouring in and I’m so excited to see the self-discoveries being made on this journey! You guys have shared some amazing stories and been an inspiration for your readers! For those of you who haven’t posted your reflection post for week 1 or 2 yet, this is just a gentle reminder and encouragement to do so. Continue reading “Reflection Posts”
Homelessness is something that really puzzles me. As a society, I feel we have a responsibility to take care of one another. The stigma and stereotype around homelessness is detrimental to those living on the streets. It’s caused people to turn a blind eye many times without a second thought. It’s created a view in society that those who are homeless are less deserving of kindness and compassion and have brought it upon themselves. Continue reading “Helping the Homeless”
Attention all Kindness Challenge participants
No matter what week you are currently participating in, I just wanted to take a moment to check in with you. How’s it going? Are you remembering to incorporate the prompt into your life? How are you feeling this week? Don’t feel like you have to give too much away, I look forward to reading the details in your reflection post. Continue reading “Pulse Check | Week 2”
On Thursdays, I try to bring awareness to issues we can have an impact on improving. This week my heart went out to kids who depend on school meals to survive. I want to encourage you to contact a local organization that provides kids with packed lunches in your area. There are charities and businesses that come together to send kids home over the weekend with a bag of food so they can eat over the weekend. Continue reading “Feeding Children”
I’m so excited to welcome the newest participants to sign up for the 2nd annual Kindness Challenge! Last year we had over 80 people sign up to participate. This year we are currently at 66 participants. Help me spread the word and get as many people to sign up to commit to this kindness movement by sharing this post! I personally encourage you to invite those in your inner circle to participate. Your partner, children, siblings, parents, friends, coworkers. They don’t have to be bloggers to participate, they can participate using social media.
Continue reading “Welcome Participants!”
I just wanted to take a moment to welcome the newest participants who signed up for The Kindness Challenge that begins May 7th. If you haven’t heard of The Kindness Challenge, check out the bottom of the post for details. Continue reading “Welcome New Participants!”