Reflections

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  1. Jane Price

    To wake up each morning with the intention to make everyone I encounter that day feel valued by looking at them and speaking with kindness and respect.

    3 months ago
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    Sara

    my favorite is recycling

    3 months ago
  3. Linda

    My favorite one is letting people go in front of me at the grocery line when they have fewer items than I do. I was able to do this today. They are always so surprised and happy, and so am I!

    3 months ago
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    AP

    Being present and an active listener throughout the day in every interaction I have with my family and work peers.

    3 months ago
  5. Charlie T

    I am kind to everyone that I encounter and open to randomness every day. I love helping people when there is a need that I can fill. Holding a door, helping to carry groceries, checking in on my neighbors, texting friends out of the blue, just to say hi and see how they’re doing. This really is what I live for. Those seemingly random encounters.

    3 months ago
  6. Erich617

    I have already committed to some acts of kindness today. I reached out to a friend about having lunch. I have another friend who is recovering from surgery, and I arranged to bring them dinner on Friday. I want to look closer to home and do something special for my partner today. Perhaps ice cream for the heatwave we are enduring at the moment?

    3 months ago
  7. Cathie

    Yes! great idea – I can surprise my family by bringing back a milkshake!
    Well now that I planned this I suppose it isn’t random, but mom will enjoy the milkshake!

    3 months ago
  8. Don Jones

    Not only today, but every day – and not only kindness, but loving kindness. It will be whatever seems appropriate in that moment.

    3 months ago
  9. Hunter

    Since I don’t know what the afternoon will bring, my intention will be to be open to the possibility of performing a random act.

    3 months ago
  10. Antoinette

    I can send a nice note to a friend and let them know I wish them well. I can call my mom and ask her how she is . And call each one of my three boys! That’s a start!

    3 months ago
  11. Chester

    My reflection on this question is that I should rather embed kindness in all my acts, thoughts and areas of concern and work, rather than randomly inviting kindness in here and there. Kindness ideally finds residence within me.

    3 months ago
    1. Barb C

      This!

      3 months ago
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    carol

    hmm– my first thought was– what is kindness? The second– I will need to be mindful of what may present as opportunity. The third thought: Is kindness the intention to act in the care of the well being of the person in front of me ? The fourth–commitment- Can I be confident in myself to be mindful of this as I go through my day? The fifth– ok, why not give it a try, see what happens.

    3 months ago
  13. Avril

    Random is synonymous with spontaneous or unplanned. I’ll use this question as a prompt to allow myself to be open to the opportunity. But, if I declare it before I do it it’s not random, lol. I’ll do a second reflection later.

    3 months ago
    1. Avril

      My aging parents needed help with a broken window. It was great to visit, help, and laugh with them!

      3 months ago
    2. sunnypatti48317

      Right? If it’s planned, t’s not random! Hope the opportunity arose for something kind… I’m sure it did 🙂

      3 months ago
  14. Carla

    I’m usually not one to critique this site’s daily question. This one seems oddly phrased. “Will I commit…” seems more of an appropriate question. To project what might my action be, takes me out of the now of this moment. At 5:55 CST, I don’t know who’ll cross my path. I know the Divine will present an opportunity.

    3 months ago
    1. Avril

      I agree Carla!

      3 months ago
  15. Butterfly

    I will just be kind and open-hearted towards everyone who crosses my path today, as I am every day unless someone shows me that I need to protect myself from them. If then something arises where I can give more then I will 😊

    3 months ago
  16. Helly

    I am not sure about how I feel about the word ‘random’ in the question. I think the steadiness of intention is the most important part of being kind, and being aware enough to see where you can express that.

    3 months ago
    1. Barb C

      Thank you for this. So true that acting with intention isn’t random. It may seem random to the other when it isn’t on our part.

      3 months ago
  17. Joseph McCann

    I am not sure if I will be interacting with any other inhabitants of the planet today as I will be baling hay. If I do end up going to town and the opportunity presents itself, I will be kind as I always am to my fellow man. Grateful that I have some hay to bale to feed the animals this winter.

    3 months ago
  18. EJP

    Absolutely! When the right moment presents itself I will make it happen!

    3 months ago
    1. Antoinette

      Nice EJP!

      3 months ago
  19. Kevin

    Of course, but whatever it is I trust that it will present itself when the time comes. (I am not a fan of the approach some people have of running about to see how many acts of kindness they can deliver in a day’s time. In my view, that more about their needs being met than it is the receiver’s.)

    3 months ago
  20. Michele

    Love this! Of course I can commit a random act of kindness today. I won’t know what it will be till I do it:)

    3 months ago
  21. sunnypatti48317

    I’m pretty sure I can, but since it’s going to be random and it’s currently only pushing 4:30am my time, I have no idea what it might be! Have a good day, everyone 🙂

    3 months ago
    1. Kevin

      Haha! I had the same thought, sunnypatti, as you. It’s a bit early my time too (now 5:15 AM)! We could start calling our friends and ask them, “Hey! Good morning! Got any acts of kindness I can do for you today?” I’m sure they’d be thrilled! 🙂

      3 months ago

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