It’s Kindness Project Day!

It’s the second Wednesday of the month, which means that it’s Kindness Project day.

I blogged about the Kindness Project here, but in short, it’s an initiative by a group of bloggers to try to make kindness not a random act, but a daily reality for themselves and those around them.

I had plans for this project, but I must admit, they have fallen somewhat behind. But I have been re-energised today by reading this story in the Harvard Business Review.

It’s a story about a some guys in Boston, which is apparently renowned for being unfriendly, who are going to set up a social media tool to give people a public, lasting way to thank people who have gone out of their way to be nice.

I think it’s a wonderful idea and hope they get it off the ground.

And, since I believe in spreading good ideas, as well as kindness, I am going to honour their ambition by including in my daily tweeting, at least one tweet thanking someone for their kindness to me and mine.

It may never reach the kindness-doer, but I hope that it will help me make me (and maybe some of the people who read the tweets) mindful of others’ kindness and grateful for the goodness in people.

I will start here and now (and go and put in on Twitter in a minute) by thanking the bus driver of my girl’s school bus, who, no matter what the weather or hour, always seems to have a smile for the kids heading off to school.  It warms me, on these cold dark mornings to see it, and I am grateful.

What about you? What are you grateful for, this Wednesday?

6 thoughts on “It’s Kindness Project Day!

  1. Today, I am grateful for my son who helped me with a big moving project and was game to go to the local eatery in my new neighborhood to have a lunch reward. We people watched from our streetside table and had amazing conversation (he’s all growed up)! Truly he should be helping his mom, but it was cool the way he did.

  2. I think this is a beautiful idea and I hope it is catchy. I have a lot to be thankful for today. I am thankful for my two understanding children who were so quiet when I went down with my headache earlier this afternoon. I am thankful for the two brilliant, hardworking teachers that guided my kids this last year and the amazing school and after school staff, because without them they work wouldn’t get done. I am also thankful for the manager at the eatery where I had lunch with the kids today for he was kind enough to refund my dollar when the video game at the front door ate it. I like your idea of twitting out the thanks. Maybe you can start a new wave.

    BTW, Thor has tagged you. You will go down in the Immortal Hall of Fame for your knowledge in last week’s challenge. 😉

    • Hi Debra, thanks for visiting! I hope it catches on too. I loved the idea of the Boston guys and thought it was worth spreading around. It’s not entirely altruistic – it’s great for me to remember to be grateful too. Does wonders for your state of mind. I’ve started using the hashtag #thankyouproject. I found another lady on Twitter who has started a weekly project of writing letters of thanks to people and businesses who’ve been great and she is happy for me to jump on her hashtag bandwagon. Her blog is here: if you would like to have a look!

  3. I just found you – have several other blogger friends who have been participating in this. I’m working on women’s lit right now and am super happy to find some like minded people. New follower 🙂

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