We’re ending the 2nd week of the Kindness Challenge. This week we were supposed to look for kindness in your family and friends, in acquaintances or strangers. HEAVY DUTY!
As if I am not critical enough without any external help…I was watching the people around me, acquaintances or strangers, receive opportunities to be kind and they didn’t take them. They weren’t necessarily unkind, they just ignored the opportunity. It’s like some people, here, have the Kindness Alert Button turned OFF.
So I figured, if I have to report some kindness at the end of the week, I’ll be the kindness around me. I’ll hold the elevator door for someone with luggage, I’ll smile and greet the neighbours, I’ll stop complaining about my usuals and I’ll do everything with joy.
To be fair, today a man took the time to explain to me in detail how to get to a point I needed that was quite far away, and while some of you might think this is common sense, it’s not. Sometimes, in Bucharest, people give you false directions just for the fun of it.
But no worries, I’ve got more than my daily recommended dose of kindness provided in the comfort of my home. 😀
If you haven’t read it yet, take a look at last week’s reflection on self-kindness: Be Kind to Yourself in 6 Ways.
If you need encouragement, please read Nicky’s inspirational message in her post: You Are Amazing!
Have a lovely weekend everyone! Share kindness!