Join the 21-Day Kindness Challenge and Discover How You Can Make Kindness Contagious


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.

Is kindness truly contagious? Join this growing movement and find out! Check out their website, follow them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for lots of inspiration.

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  1. I love this idea and will be joining up!

  2. Thanks so much for visiting, Patty, and letting me know. I’m so glad you decided to join up! Have fun spreading some good cheer.

  3. A lot of the examples seem money-driven. I wish I had dollars to spare, but I don’t. So I’m going to be kind to others by smiling more often, waving to everyone I see, offering compliments, saying please & thank you at every opportunity, and offering my time. I don’t have anything to give beyond MYSELF, so that’s what I’ll do.

  4. I think those sound like fabulous ideas. Even a simple compliment can go a long way toward brightening someone’s day and so can sending a note to tell someone how much you appreciate them. And let’s not forget to treat ourselves kindly also. Sitting down 10 minutes to relax with a book or meditate puts me in a much better mood and then I am able to be kinder to those around me when I am not feeling exhausted.

Stacy Juba