Attention all Kindness Challenge Participants!
The Kindness Challenge is coming to an end. Over the past 6 weeks we’ve explored many ways of practicing kindness daily. We started with ourselves and have expanded it to the world around us. Although the challenge itself is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean that it ever really ends. For many this seed has been planted and has already begun to sprout. I encourage you to continue to tend to this beautiful flower of kindness that you’ve put so much effort into nurturing over the past 6 weeks.
A few years ago I came across this notion of being kind and keeping quiet about it. Doing kind things for others whether big or small and not saying a thing. Some feel that it taints the spirit of kindness in which the act was done by sharing it with someone else. Once you share it, it could be seen as boasting and you’re being praised for being so thoughtful and selfless taking the innocence out of the act. During the course of this challenge we’ve been sharing as a way to reflect with a two fold effect- one being to help us see things we might have overlooked or not realized and the other being to connect with our fellow participants.
This week we are going to explore what it feels like to be kind throughout the week and not say anything to anyone. It can be awfully exciting to share the nice things that you do even if you aren’t seeking a compliment. Just sharing the knowledge of kindness can make you happy but this week let’s discover what happens when we keep it to ourselves!
Let kindness touch those around you and the spirit live on through those that witness it.
This week’s focus is to be kind and be silent about it.
This week’s exercise is simple, keep practicing kindness daily and don’t say anything about it. Let your actions speak louder than your words and let the spirit of kindness fill the silence.
Week 7 blog prompt- After practicing the exercise for the week:
Don’t even blog about what you did! You can mention how it made you feel to keep it to yourself and any discoveries you made but don’t mention anything that you did. This week’s reflection will be on the challenge as a whole. How do you feel after focusing your thoughts on kindness for 7 weeks? Did you consider yourself kind before the challenge? If you didn’t focus on kindness before, did that necessarily make you unkind? Did you discover you’re more kind than you realized? Did you find ways to increase your kindness? Do you feel different? Did you see things that you might have otherwise missed? Did you enjoy it? Will you continue to practice living a kind life? Has it become a habit or part of your lifestyle? Have people noticed a change in you? Will you participate again next year? Will you spread the word to your family and friends for them to join you? Read your before post, did this journey take you where you expected? What did you get out of it? What did it do for you? Did it add any value to your life? Share whatever you want about having participated in this challenge.
Be sure to ping back to this post so that we can read each other’s experiences along the journey. To maximize the reach of this challenge, use this hashtag on social media #RevofKindness.
Don’t forget to check out fellow bloggers’ posts. Pingbacks are in the comments section. Show them some love on their posts, let’s interact and encourage one another!
If you aren’t on the WordPress platform, please leave a link to your reflection post in the comments so others can find their way there!
For details on how the challenge started see this post.
Sign up here. There is no deadline to start. If you miss the start date, feel free to start from week 1 and work your way through the challenge, we’ll be waiting for you at the finish line!