Week 4

As I explained last Tuesday, Claudia of Everyday Kindness has made some changes … splitting the Everyday Kindness Challenge into two parts:

1. The original challenge to perform at least one act of kindness per day continues.
2. The new challenge is ‘Simply Kind Tuesdays’ … the goal of which is to increase awareness of the kindness that surrounds us.

I invite you to participate in either or both challenges as time & energy permit. Clicking on the Simply Kind and/or Everyday Kindness logos at the top and bottom of this page will take you to others participating.

I happened upon a link to an article on ‘self-compassion’ at Mama’s So Mindful recently and was reminded that until we’re kind to ourselves, it can be difficult to practice kindness with others.  I commend this article and the accompanying website to you.

According to research by Dr. Kristin Neff, Associate Professor in Human Development at the University of Texas at Austin, there are three elements of self-compassion: Self-kindness, Common humanity, and Mindfulness.

The website provides information and tools for self-assessment.  Click if you’d like to find out how ‘self compassionate you are’, for a self-compassionate exercise, and some suggestions to increase self compassion.

Click to see earlier Simply Kind Tuesdays post.

Thought for Today
“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” Bob Hope

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