In a world filled with bad news, tragedy, and unkindness, we want to promote the GOOD AND KIND things people do for others.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Week 23--Kindness Challenge--Nov. 7

Clean out your closet and take your "haven't worn in a season" clothes to Goodwill.

Monday, October 24, 2011

WEEK 21--Kindness Challenge--Oct. 24th

When you're driving let someone in whose trying to merge in your lane and refrain from getting angry when someone cuts you off or honks at you. 

Courtesy and Kindness while your driving will go a long way!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

WEEK 20--Kindness Challenge--Oct. 17

Make Cookies and give them to someone.

This is always a fun Kindness Act.  In my neighborhood they like to do the Phantom Ghost Treats where someone secretly drops off cookies or a treat and a picture of a Ghost that you hang in your window then you continue the act of kindness by secretly dropping off a treat for someone else who doesn't have a ghost in their window.

This weeks kindness challenge is the half way mark of the 40 weeks of kindness challenges.  How are you doing?  Only 20 more weeks to go!

Monday, October 10, 2011

WEEK 19--Kindness Challenge--Oct. 10

 Light a Candle today for either a loved one who has passed away, or to remember someone who is struggling.

Oct. 15th is a great day to do this on because it is Infant Loss Remembrance Day where people all over the world light a candle in honor of an infant who died.  When everyone lights a candle at 7 p.m. in their time zone it creates a wave of light all day all over the world.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Way To Be

I read a story from the book "Way To Be" by Gordon B. Hinckley that I really liked.  It illustrates how being kind not only benefits the person you are helping, but, it also helps you.

"An older boy and his young companion were walking along a road that led through a field.  They saw an old coat and a badly worn pair of men's shoes by the roadside, and in the distance they saw the owner working in the field.

The younger boy suggested that they hide the shoes, conceal themselves, and watch the perplexity on the owner's face when he returned.

The older boy thought that would not be so good.  He said the owner must be a very poor man.  So, after talking the matter over, at his suggestion, they decided to try another experiment.  Instead of hiding the shoes, they would put a silver dollar (which was then a commonly used coin) in each shoe and see what the owner did when he discovered the money.

Pretty soon the man returned from the field, put on his coat, slipped one foot into a shoe, felt something hard, took his foot out and found the silver dollar.  Wonder and surprise shone upon his face.  He looked at the dollar again and again, turned around and could see nobody, then proceeded to put on the other shoe.  When to his great surprise he found another dollar, his feelings overcame him.  He knelt down and offered aloud a prayer of thanksgiving, in which he spoke of his wife being sick and helpless and his children without bread.  He fervently thanked the Lord for this bounty from unknown hands and evoked the blessing of heaven upon those who gave him this needed help.

The boys remained hidden until he had gone.  They had been touched by his prayer and by his sincere expression of gratitude.  As they left to walk down the road, one said to the other, "Don't you have a good feeling?" adapted from Bryant S. Hinckley, Not by Bread Alone, Bookcraft, 1955, p. 95"

Monday, October 3, 2011

WEEK 18--Kindness Challenge--Oct. 3

As you go about your day, pick up trash.

Okay, I admit this is kind of a strange kindness challenge.  Sometimes people think kindness and service has to be these big projects, when in reality it is the small and simple things that probably mean the most.  Maybe you will brighten someones day who comes by after you and they see the area nice and clean and it will give them hope to keep enduring their day.