I think we would all agree that the world would be a much better place if we were all more kind to each other. So, just how kind do you think you are? Here’s a little quiz that should tell you exactly how kind or unkind you are. I would encourage you to take the quiz before and after you take “The 30 Day Kindness Challenge”. This little challenge is actually no little challenge. It’s part of a national research project from Shaunti Feldhahn , author of the book “The Kindness Challenge”. I highly encourage you to read the book, but even more so, I would encourage you to take “The 30 Day Kindness Challenge”.
Shaunti asserts that kindness doesn’t just change the person you are being kind to, it also changes you. She says that kindness is almost a kind of “superpower” that has the ability to “make you bulletproof”, “give you x-ray vision”, “melt through walls”, “makes the invisible visible”, and much more. In short, kindness changes lives. It’s certainly not the only thing you need to have a healthy relationship, but it is vital to the health of any relationship.
Now, granted this is tough challenge, but it may be one of the most important challenges you ever take. In short, here it is:
Pick someone with whom you want or need a better relationship. For the next 30 days, do the following three things:
1/Say nothing negative about them, either to them or about them to anyone else.
2/Every day, find one positive thing that you can sincerely praise or affirm about your person and tell them, and tell someone else.
3/Every day, do a small act of kindness or generosity for that person.
Shaunti says that these 3 aspects of kindness are like “three chemical elements that, when they come together, react and build something different, something remarkably beautiful, powerful, and above all, transformative.”
So, go ahead, take the challenge, and strengthen those kindness muscles. You may just be amazed at the results!