In honor of my birthday this month I’ve decided to perform 31 Acts of Kindness in 31 Days.
I try and be a good citizen so I’m sure I do 5-10 Acts a month in general, but why not step it up and create new habits? I think this will be a chance to not only do nice things for people when it occurs to me, but to think further about what else I can do to improve the lives of others.
I’m sure I’ll face some challenges, like how do you mow a stranger’s yard without getting yelled at for trespassing?
Here are the guidelines I’m working with:
- The goal is 31 Acts in 31 Days. Even though that works out to one per day I’m not necessarily going to get one in every day – Other days will have multiple Acts.
- I’m unemployed right now so the Acts will cost little to no money. I kind of like that restriction because it will hopefully help me realize how much of a difference I can make it someone’s day without it costing anything.
- The acts will vary in size and effort…Many will be small gestures. Again my hope is to make a difference in someone’s life and create personal habits that can last forever.
- I’m going to publicize them on my social media channels. It’s not to draw attention to me – It’s to hopefully inspire others to do the same.