I truly believe that if we don’t instill pockets of kindness into every nook and cranny around the world, it could quickly become a lost practice. As I said in a previous post, I believe that even a smile can go a long way and create a difference far beyond the person smiling and the person receiving the smile. My hope would be that kindness can be spread around the world and be as effective as a yawn traveling from one person to another.
This week I stumbled upon Niki Meadows blog The Richness of a Simple Life and a challenge she created to inspire fellow bloggers to think and write about kindness. The challenge consists of creating one post a week for seven weeks based on a prompt provided by her.
What particularly intrigued me about her challenge was that several of the weekly topics related to being kind toward yourself and not just others.
Although I know that both are intricately connected and that it is hard to fully embrace one without the other, self-kindness is definitely an area that will be harder to explore for me. But I am willing to take the challenge.
When I started finding myself debating the difference between self-love, self-compassion and self-acceptance and began researching how each could be defined, lived, and put together to make the full and larger picture, I knew I owed it to myself to take this challenge and see where it will lead.
I plan on posting my challenge posts on Wednesdays. I am also very curious to see, where the fellow challenge participant bloggers will take the topics and hope to gain new insights to apply for myself.
I hope you will follow along for the journey.