Week 5 Reflection: Gratitude

RevofKindnessWhoa – is it week 5 of the Kindness Challenge already? My, my. How time flies.

Here’s the link to Niki’s site, that explains our goal for the week.

In general, I was to reflect on the things I’m grateful for in my life.

Have you heard about confirmation bias? (This might seem a little off-subject, bear with me.)

Basically, confirmation bias is our tendency to look for things – or only see things – that confirm what we’ve already decided to be true.

So let’s say you think the world is an awful place and people are idiots. You can find proof of that wherever you go — because you’re looking for it. (Honestly, you can be a real downer, you know that?)

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Week 3 Reflection – Kind Energy

RevofKindnessHello all! This is me, reporting in after Week 3 in the Kindness Challenge, which I stumbled upon at Niki’s site, which you can find here.

This week, I was to focus my energy on being kind. It’s more than just being kind, it’s radiating kindness.

Does this puzzle you as much as it did me?

It’s a bit of an abstract concept, so maybe we can find a more concrete way to think about it.

Let’s say you’re wandering down an unfamiliar street and can’t find your way to the nearest payday loan shop, where you were hoping to score some funds for your next tattoo. (Honestly, you need to put more thought into your financial decisions. I worry about you.) Continue reading “Week 3 Reflection – Kind Energy”

Kindness Challenge- Before Post

RevofKindnessI’ve never done a blogging challenge before, so why now?
One: This only requires one post a week and I can choose my day (I love the lack of rules).
Two: My favorite all-time movie is Harvey. Seen it? You should.
Here’s my favorite quote from it:
“Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be’ – she always called me Elwood – ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.”

I’m going to give pleasantness a try. Wanna join me?

The Richness of a Simple Life

Attention all 2016  Kindness Challenge Participants!

As one challenge ends, another begins! If you’re already signed up, feel free to write a “before” post and pingback here.

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