Happy beginning of June, Lovelies!
The last couple of months have been rock n’ roll for all of us. It has shaken our habits and our routines, but I still believe in the importance of making a positive difference in other people’s lives, so here is your brand new Kind Hearted Challenge!
What is the Kind Hearted Challenge about?
It is really simple… First of all, it is not a challenge per se, but more an invitation to take a moment and think about doing kind things around you. You don’t have to participate every month, and if you join in, you have all month to complete your mission.
I think that spreading the word out is the best way to get at least a couple of people to think “You know what? That’s really easy, I think I’ll give it a try!” There are so many free, easy acts of kindness that we can do in our everyday life… Things to make other people around us happier. Things that can be a day-shifter without us even knowing… This challenge is just a dare to you all, to make a positive difference, even with the littlest things!
So on the first day of the month, I’ll post your new mission. (should you accept it!) I promise they will be free (or very, very cheap!), easy to do and not too time consuming. You can do it just once, or several times…
Why a Kind Hearted Challenge?
Because we never know who needs a little extra kindness in their life. And if we can’t change the world as individuals, we can help make it a little better in our close surounding.
It doesn’t take much to make someone’s day better, and I’d like to create a circle of people who make the effort of spreading a little extra kindness around them. I’d really love to prove that it is possible to make a difference, as small as it might be!
And you know what? I believe in Karma, or something like that… What goes around, comes around, and I am convinced that we’ll all benefit from being kinder. It can only be rewarding in the end!
How can I play along?
Easy, you read the challenge below. You put a smile on someone’s face by doing it, and then, you’re done!
You can keep it to yourself, write a post about it and link it to this page, or you can leave a comment to tell us about your completed challenge!
And if you really really like the Kind Hearted Challenge, you can share this post on your own blog, to hopefully bring more and more people to perform free acts of kindness all around the world!
Oh, and if you have an idea, for a future challenge, please contact me via my contact page! I’d love to feature your challenge, if it meets the only two condition of being easy to achieve, and being cheap enough for anyone to join in!
Just a little note, to explain this month’s challenge…
Two weeks ago, I announced this month’s challenge, to give a little time to get prepared, for people who wished to participate. As I explained, the idea isn’t from me. It was inpired by Derek Aucoin, a personality here in Québec. I am aware that the challenge is much more demanding than the previous editions, but it also means spreading much more kindness around… And I am sure it will be equally more rewarding in the end.
If you’d like to read more about why I chose this challenge, and how Derek Aucoin inspired me, click here.
And now… The most important thing! (drum roll!!) Your June Kind Hearted Challenge is the following:
Everyday of June, pick one person and email/text them, or give them a short call to give them thanks for something you are grateful for! I am working on getting an email adress, so we can send Mr Aucoin a ”thank you” note on June 30th, and show him that his will to spread kindness and gratitude is having an effect all around the planet.
I’d like to thank Candace, who inspired me this challenge in part, with the lovely cards she sent me, a while back. The image above is a detail of one of them, and makes me smile every time I look at it. If you don’t know Candace, you can visit her blog, Revenge of Eve.