Monday, 9 February 2015

Do Something Kind For A Stranger

This week's exercise is intended to help you to experience how it feels to do something kind when reciprocation is not likely. Please extend a kindness action to a stranger, someone you do not know on a personal level. Typically, these are the people you pass by or hear about as you go on with your day.

It's holding the elevator door open for someone. It's anonymously buying coffee for someone behind you in line at the coffee shop. It's going to the library and putting up money for the next $10 worth of fines. That sort of thing.

For an extra challenge this week, try completing a spontaneous kind act for a stranger each day. These are fairly easy to perform as opportunities to do so are being presented to us any time we encounter another person. They can be as simple as a smile.

As you perform your actions this week, I encourage you to put your heart into them and let doing so warm you. And for a super-duper double bonus challenge, try to plan in advance and then perform one kind act for someone you do not know that requires a little bit of advance planning.

Per usual, please summarize your experience in your journal, keeping your summary concise yet complete.

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