I recently discovered a site called Kindspring and I am excited to announce their 21-Day Kindness Challenge starting Sept. 11, 2013. All across the world people are committing to do an act of kindness every single day for 21 days straight. If you’d like to participate, you can sign up on their website.
Through this challenge, participants will receive a daily email featuring the suggested kind act for the day, alongside some inspiration and tips for putting it into action. By making a daily practice of doing these acts we have a chance to collectively build our kindness muscles. Along the way there will be exciting opportunities to share your adventures in kindness with others and read about what they’re doing.
For over a decade, the KindSpring user community has focused on inner transformation, while collectively changing the world with generosity, gratitude, and trust. The site is 100% volunteer-run, totally non-commercial and is a virtual well of kindness ideas. Browse this page for kindness ideas in many categories. These themes include: for friends and family, the environment, for the elderly, for animals, for schools, anonymously, for yourself, and much more. Here are a few ideas that you’ll find on the site:
- Gifting your favorite book
- Offering to babysit
- Pay for someone else’s table at a restaurant
- Pay for someone else at a drive-thru
- Leave money in a vending machine at work
You can also read inspiring stories from around the world and submit your own stories of kindness. Another fun offering is the Pay-It Forward Game where you do an anonymous act of kindness and leave a Smile Card, challenging the recipient to pass it on. Over one million Smile Cards have been shipped to more than 90 countries. You can order pre-printed cards or download them.