In light of this post, and the lack of kindness in the now, I thought I’d do a kindness challenge every month. It can be for someone you already have a friendship with, a new friend, or even a complete stranger. I’d love it if you helped me to spread a lot more love around this place we call home and as an added bonus, maybe we can restore a little faith that humanity does exist.
I think these days, my perception is that most things are given conditionally or in expectation of something in return. But if we choose, in those moments of conviction, we can give unconditionally. For todays challenge, think of benevolence and someone important in your life that may need a little extra love today or just in his or her life in general. I think when we are present in our friends’ lives it truly shows them how much we care, even if it is in the form of a little gift or even a simple card with a few loving words of affirmation.
Here’s an easy idea for this month’s kindness challenge: make some of my homemade lavender scrub, tie a cute little name tag on it, and pass it on to whoever is on your heart. Make it extra cute with a little tag, using this method to fake calligraphy. I got my wooden tags from a Joann store but, I’m sure you could find something similar at any craft store. Honestly, with essential oils + mason jars all the rage right now, the lavender scrub is something you can probably make in under 15 minutes with things you currently have in your home. While this is an extremely feminine gift idea, I find that food can be the way to both men and women’s hearts. So, check out these easy made treats here, here, here. Toss your treats in a cute bag, tie them off, and hand deliver them. The point is, the gift doesn’t have to be something expensive at all. It’s all about doing something unexpected to show your friends that you are someone they can continue to count or lean on in both good and bad times.
Thanks so much for stopping by and if you choose to participate, be sure to post your kindness challenge on Instagram using #ADLKindnessChallenge so I can see.