I trust that you're all feeling marvelous today!
Megan Campbell's Be The Change: 30 Day Mind, Body, and Soul Challenge..a challenge that started Sept 1, 2012 and runs for 30 days.
When I first read about this 30 Day Challenge several months ago via Facebook and email messages, I knew deep in my heart that it was something I wanted to be a part of. Even though I knew this, it wasn't actually until the very last minute (final registration day) that I finally declared to myself "Yes! I CAN do this!"
Have you ever wondered how to make a sustainable difference in your health, your life, your world? Well, this challenge is definitely showing me how!
Entering Day #3 with a Heart of Gratitude
I truly believe that there is nothing that contributes better to a person’s overall long-term health and happiness more than cultivating the heart with gratitude. When we have a grateful heart, we can easily accentuate our radiant beauty, attractiveness, happiness, and inner health. Our lives become more blessed, more beautiful, more marvelous, more harmonious, more righteous, more perfect than we can ever imagine or open our eyes to!
But to begin to see all of this, we have to start being grateful for what we can already see.
A Challenge to Myself:
For the remainder of this 30 Day Challenge, I will randomly select a few tasks - or Random Act of Kindness from the following list:
-Look for something around you that can be fixed,
-Give a lottery ticket/gift card/
-Write a note to management or someone who has treated you nice while doing their job (waiter, clerk, sales person., etc)
-When you go somewhere or do something, ask someone around you if you can pick up, drop off or do something for them while you're at it
-Cut coupons and leave them at the register for others
-Cut an article out of the newspaper that would interest a friend and mail it to them.
-Put together a writing kit (stationery, envelopes, stamps, pen, etc) and give to someone
-Send a card to someone in the military overseas
-Visit a nursing home. Spend time visiting with someone who doesn't get visitors
-Drop off a toy or game at a hospital
-Drop off a toy or game at a homeless shelter.
-At post office leave some extra stamps for someone.
-Find a nice picture you have taken with a friend and send it to them with a note.
-Buy a phone card and give to a homeless shelter for them to give to someone.
-Open the phone book, pick a name, and send them something anonymously (movie tickets, thank you card, you are appreciated card, book, etc.)
-Take flowers to a hospital and give them to someone who hasn't had any visitors.
-Send/Bring something special to someone who recently had a baby (diapers, clothes, toys, gift for mom)
-Bring cake, pie, chocolate, flowers, plant, etc to a neighbor or senior citizen
-Send someone a small gift anonymously
-Donate your time (if you offer a service for a living, or a product, or seminar, or class, or whatever it is that you do) as a gift to someone.
-Invite someone who is usually alone out for dinner.
-Share a comic strip or something funny with someone.
-Write a note, send a e-greeting "just to say hello" to someone who might need a pick me up
-Visit a hospital. Bring smiles, treats and friendly conversation for patients.
-Send a thank you note or something cheerful to someone who may need an extra smile
-Send a gift or write a thank-you note to someone who has made a difference in your life.
-Drop off a plant, flowers, or treats at a public service organization.
-Send someone an animated greeting card by email.
-Write a note to the boss of someone who has helped you, praising the employee.
-Bring a teddy bear to police department or children's treatment center to give to a traumatized child
-Buy a copy of your favorite book and give it to someone
-Write letters of appreciation to groups who are helping the community, the environment, etc.
-Make a point of introducing yourself to someone you see all of the time but never say hello to.
-Send someone an anonymous scratch card, lottery ticket, theater ticket, gift voucher, a funny card, chocolate, or whatever you feel they would enjoy
-Send someone a $5, $10 or $20 gift card.
-Put change in a charitable change box
-Bring cookies or snacks to someone/an establishment
-Tape some change to a payphone with a card saying it is for whoever needs it
If the task is a viable option which I can successfully complete as a Random Act of Kindness both time wise and financially, then it will be completed and crossed off the list.
Please feel free to leave a comment with your idea for a Random Act of Kindness.
I am open to any and all suggestions that are presented to me :)
Keep being marvelous...always!