Kindness Challenge Week 4-Be Kind
This week we were challenged to be kind. You would think being kind wouldn’t be a challenge but if you think about it sometimes it is. It takes thought,time and effort to extend kindness.
One of the kind things I do is take food to folks in my building. I am not much for fixing a meal and having people over but when I cook or bake there is always more than enough to share so I take some to a neighbor. They don’t have to be elderly, sick, out of work or needy in some way I just randomly share. Mostly it’s with people I know but if I hear of someone I don’t know who needs help I will take them something. This is something I do on a regular basis.
I occasionally leave flowers at someone’s door with a note. I often don’t sign the note with the flowers, just leave them anonymously. This can be tricky. Seems some people are suspicious if they get flowers for no reason and don’t know who they are from and don’t like it.
As for things it seems I don’t do often I have worked on a couple this week. One thing is taking for granted when someone does their job. I do this a lot. This week I tried my best to remember to say please and thank you. Really we don’t hear those words enough in the workplace and I am one who is guilty of forgetting them.
I also tend not to call customer service people by their name or engage them in any conversation. I have shopped at the same grocery store for years and have never said more than hello, yes, no, thank you and bye to any of the cashiers. Weird when I think about it. I am trying to do better and did talk to Samantha for a minute the other day.
So, there you are. At home, I do okay but I guess I tend to be a bit unconscious when out and about. Going to have to work on it.