How I made it through 2020 - A Kindness Challenge
At the start of 2020, I committed myself to a year of kindness with the hopes of infusing daily kindness into my community and positively impacting those around me. Little did I know, this challenge would be vital in positively shaping my view on this difficult year. I completed 366 (February had 29 days) acts of kindness in 2020!
The kind acts have included a wide range of activities such as providing care packages through The Give Essential program, distributing water and gift cards to the homeless, preparing meals for sick family/friends, shopping for seniors, donating blood, and so much more. Extending the smallest kind act, like giving a total stranger a compliment, or paying for groceries when the person in front of you is short on cash, visibly mattered. I have donated my time, and money to many organizations over this past year and I journaled my year long experience.
Kindness is needed in our world now more than ever. This project did more for me this past year and I hope by sharing my experience it might inspire someone else to try a year of kindness, even for a month. Kindness Matters!
2020…I think it’s safe to say this year didn’t go as planned. However, in a year where it is easy to point out the bad, I wanted to highlight the good and share some of the positive things and thought this would be a good story to share.