As much as I like traveling, I also like coming back homeJ. There is something magical about the comfort of my room (even though its generally messy), the warm, cozy bed and my kitchen with all its gadgets. A few months back, we were on our way back from Hawaii. Our flight landed around 8 pm and it was almost 10 by the time we reached Mountain View. We were tired, hungry and debating if we should go home and cook a simple meal or just pick up something on the way back. We agreed on the latter and as I placed the order for food, a dear friend texted and said – “Neha, you guys must be on your way back and tired. I have some home cooked food for all of you. Why don’t you stop by on your way home.” I was touched and incredibly grateful to have such a caring, loving and kind friend with a big heart. She truly made our day.
Stories like these remind us of the power of kindness, generosity and care. It is moments like these that truly fill up our hearts and stories like these make life meaningful. Our ability to be present, notice, love, give, share, connect, empathize is a key part of being human and unfortunately in the “business” of modern day living and in attending to our to do lists, we forget that being kind is such an important part of our to be list.
I am inviting you all to join me in a small project where we do at least one #kind thing for someone else everyday for 30 days. No act is small and everything counts – bringing lunch for a coworker, helping an old person cross the road, a generous tip, helping a sick neighbor, whole heartedly thanking the janitor who cleans your office restroom…
Pause, see where you can contribute and you’ll find someone who can receive your love and warmth.
“I am on board. What do I do next?”
- Great, we’re excited you are joining us. We’ll be starting the project this coming Monday 04/06. Add your name in the comments section below to be a part of the gang!
- Pick one act of kindness and inspire others to do the same by sharing your story, pictures & thoughts on social media. Use the hash tag #30daysofkindness
- Save the date – May 17th For all my bay area crew members, I have a surprise where we practice kindness for ourselvesJ
- Invite friends & family. More kindness can’t hurt, isn’t it?
Thank you for joining me on this journey! I am looking forward to listening to your stories:-)
I’m in ! Thanks for starting this!!!
Thanks Kate and for all of your lovely kindness projects. The world needs more kind people like you.
Truely, being kind is such an important part of our ‘TO BE ‘ list…….Love you lots !
Thank you mumma! You deserve so much credit for making me the person I am. I love you too!
Very thoughtful ! Good way of giving back!
Thank you so much! I am so glad you had an amazing experience with your first project. How about a second one?
Enjoyed this post… Such simple ways to be kind and connect with each other!
Thanks Raksh! Please share any additional ideas that you may have!
Thank you Neha, you are such an inspiration. We all have such busy lives that we tend to forget simple act of kindness. I am in and hoping my kids will join me especially my 8 year old .
Thank you masi! So true that our everyday busyness takes over… Here’s to more kindness in our world.