Kindness Challenge Check-In & Giveaway!

A few participants requested that we regroup and share how the Kindness Challenge held earlier this year impacted us. So for those of you who participated, I’m opening up the forum to discuss it. In the comments, feel free to share what you’ve learned about yourself in the months since the challenge ended, what impacted you, what you carry with you from that challenge or anything else you want to share.

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For me personally, the biggest awareness that I have is that kindness is not only a choice but a practice. There are many opportunities throughout the day to practice kindness and it’s often the times when it’s the hardest and I feel like doing it the least that it’s needed the most. So every day my intention is that my actions, words, and reactions stem from a place of love and kindness. This is truly a practice, sometimes I fail miserably and excel beautifully on the same day. At the end of the day, I make sure to extend myself the same kindness I give others. I evaluate what I could have done better without shaming or guilting myself and move forward with grace and self-compassion.


Speaking of kindness, today a book all about kindness has been released! I’m honored that I had the opportunity to be one of the contributing authors of Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness. If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that one of the things I did to cultivate a more positive mindset was to stop watching the news. This is the perfect replacement for a news segment! I encourage you to see what one page a day will do in your life! If you purchase a copy today, you can enter to win one of many prize giveaways including a coaching session with me. To raising the tide of kindness!


I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and experience in the months since The Kindness Challenge concluded in the comments! Thank you for participating, I look forward to next year’s! ❤

Sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to raise the tide of kindness!

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12 thoughts on “Kindness Challenge Check-In & Giveaway!

  1. I was already a person who focused on the positive so it was great to put it to good use. I learned a lot about spirit from writing those pieces. I could feel myself being directed to a situation to write about or being supported while trying to express myself. I believe my spirit was active during those 8 weeks because spirit actually thrives in positive energy. Negative energy is too heavy and heartless for spirit to get thru to communicate. I also enjoyed writing for someone else’s purpose or directive. There is something interesting for me with taking someone else idea and writing about it. Lastly, I liked the challenge of making the pieces interesting and finding fun ways to express myself and my guru kindness. :>

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    1. That’s awesome! You had some really incredible experiences you shared about. I was so excited to see how the challenge moved so much within you. Sounds like you enjoy writing prompts and being supported to express your creativity. I hope you’ve continued to explore that! ❤

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      1. Thanks Niki. You are so correct being supported while expressing my creativity is huge. I just started exploring last January. It’s still very new to me. I’m sensing just this week that writing is important for me. I can feel “the stuff” coming thru. I’m working on how to make this a business. Any advice or thoughts from you would be great to hear. Thanks!

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      2. You might want to search websites that offer daily writing prompts, that could give you an idea for something to write about each day. Personally, I get inspiration from daily life. I regularly evaluate my life and observe what goes on around me (online, social media, conversations, tv shows). I write about it and process as I do. You might want to join a local writer’s group. You might be able to find one on meetup.com. That way you can regularly surround yourself with other creative individuals. They might be able to offer tips or you just might be inspired to take a path you hadn’t thought of. I think immersing yourself in it regularly is the key. Email me to talk about this further as far as the business aspect because I’d need to know a little more to come up with ideas. niki@nikimeadows.com

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  2. Congrats, Nikki! Exciting about the book–which, of course, I will share.

    Since the Kindness Challenge, I’ve stopped pushing myself so hard. I make more time for what’s most important–my family and friends. I still have goals, and I still have to fight the perfectionist within me, but I’m practicing patience. All in all, I’ve reduced the stress in my life. I take cues from my body and put my health first. If I can’t keep up with the crowd, so be it. I’ll move at my own pace and do the best I can.

    Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, Linda ❤

      That's amazing! I'm so glad that you got so much out of it! I used to think that the opposite of perfection was slacking. The reality is, just because we aren't striving to the point of excess doesn't mean we just give up on it all. For me, learning to release perfectionism actually resulted in healthy striving and balance. I'm so glad to hear that it's supported you to refocus and tune into yourself.

      It's my pleasure, Linda. Thank you so much for participating ❤

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  3. I had never looked at kindness that way, now that I know that it’s both a choice and a practice I will be more active in extending kindness to those around me. It’s easy to be the biggest cheerleader of negativity in life but unfortunately that comes with draining all your energy, if anything kindness costs nothing but feel good hormones.

    Thank you for sharing this and I hope your available for purchase in my country.

    MaKupsy | http://www.makupsy.wordpress.com

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    1. You’re absolutely right, giving into negativity comes with a high cost to ourselves. Kindness is free and it benefits both the giver and the receiver.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. I’m not sure if you’re referring to the book or my services, but both are available worldwide. If there’s something I can help you with, feel free to email me. niki@nikimeadows.com

      Sending lots of love your way!

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  4. Congratz on the participation and the book release, dear Nikki!
    What I learned from being a participant during this year Kindness Challenge and struck me the most; there are so many kind and beautiful souls out there. Wasn’t able to follow them all and their personal progress, but what a fantastic Challenge you’ve created.
    So, also congratz on that and a big thank you! XxX

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    1. Awww thank you so much, Patty on all accounts ❤

      Thank you so much for sharing! I'm so glad you were able to connect with so many wonderful people. Isn't it great to know they still exist? 🙂

      Thanks again for sharing ❤

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