As you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a great opportunity to check in with yourself, your friends and family, and your neighbors. How are you, really?
We all need connection with other human beings, maybe now more than ever before. Yet, there is something that has changed since the height of the pandemic. We want connections and many of us don’t have the energy to go out and make it happen. It’s easier to stay at home and do our own thing. Easier, maybe. It’s not healthier, though.
I’m wondering what would happen if we all made a bit more of an effort to share the joy of life with one another, and with those around us. Would you be willing to make May a “Random Acts of Kindness” month?
It’s simple enough. Just do something nice and unexpected for someone else. Bring cookies to your neighbors. Drop off a plant for a friend. Send a note of gratitude to someone. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line. Be generous. Be thoughtful. Be spontaneous.
Then tell us what you did right here in the comments on this post. If you can take a photo of your endeavors, email it to me. If you have permission from everyone in the photo, we can share them on Sunday morning. (You don’t need to take a photo of the people involved. You can take a selfie of the cookies, the coffee, the plant, etc. that you are sharing, and tell us about your experience.)
Please have fun with this! And notice how you feel after engaging in an act of unexpected kindness toward someone else.
I look forward to all our adventures in kindness and connection.
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