Week 11 Challenge : Incorporate Gratitude and Kindness Into Your Daily Routine
I am a bad SYLer this week. I failed to even give this challenge a second thought. If I can’t even THINK about being kind, how can I possibly incorporate it into my every day life?
I like to think I am a kind person. Thoughtful, generous, caring, concerned. If people ask me for help, I try to say yes. If someone in front of me drops something/is dragging toilet paper in her shoe, I tell them. If someone asks someone else a question and gets an unhelpful response, I will chime in and help them. If people ask for directions, I tell them. If I’m not from the area and don’t know, I apologise profusely, like it’s my fault I don’t know. If co-workers need shifts swapped, I accommodate them where I can. If someone is sick, I offer to bring them things. I let people with 1-3 items go in front of me at the grocery store. I let people out/across in traffic.
I have babysat friends children while they’ve gone to Dr appointments. I’ve given people rides to the airport. If kindy asks us to sell raffle tickets or donate Easter Eggs, I do both. I donate clothes to St. Vinny’s. I listen when friends need someone to listen. I offer encouraging and positive words of support when it is physically/logistically impossible for me to do more. I help short people get things off the top shelf in the grocery stores.
I haven’t done all these things this week but I have done these things, all on more than one occasion.
I am a believer in Karma. I strongly believe what goes around will most certainly indeed come back around. I
I am a kind person. I am a good person. I give gratitude daily in my journal. I say thank you constantly. I have empathy.
I may not have given this challenge a thought this week, but maybe it’s because I already incorporate kindness into my daily routine, without having to think about it? Because maybe I think kindness should just happen, and shouldn’t have to be forced. Maybe it is sad to think that kindness is something we have to consciously strive to achieve.
What kind things have you done this week?
It’s not too late to join in with Deb and those of us participating in her 52 Weeks to Simplify Your Life challenge. Join in where you want, catch up if you want, link up if you want, or don’t. At least read the challenges and give yourself some food for thought.
Also linking up with Jess at Diary of a Stay at Home Mum for