19 July 2010

90 Days of Kindness Challenge :: Day One


Today, I officially start Day One of the "90 Days of Kindness Challenge," hosted by Laura over at the wonderful blog, Along for the Ride.

I find myself joining this challenge, since I tend to look for what's wrong with the world, whether than what's right with it. 
I assess my personal life and think of ten things that are not going well, while simutaneously ignoring the ten things that are going fantasically awesome!!! (It takes a lot of energy out of me, I must say...)

My goal for this challenge is to actively recognize three things each day, no matter how small or trivial, that exude kindness.

How will I accomplish this goal?? Glad you asked!!!
  • Right here on my blog, I will recognize three kind things that I encounter each day.
  • These proofs of kindness could be anything, from a kind word I hear at home from my children or husband to something amazingly kind that I encounter on the blogosphere or web.  These kindness encounters could be a picture, word, or deed.

I am so excited about this challenge and looking forward to reaping the benefits of opening my eyes to everything that is kind!!!

What better time to start than right now???!!!

Mary Elizabeth's Day One Kindness Encounters:
  1. My son, Elijah, tenderly gazed at me this morning and said with a smile, "Mama, you're beautiful!".
  2. My husband called me this morning from work to tell me how much he enjoyed a conversation we had last night.
  3. The opportunity of this challenge!

** This post is part of "Meet and Greet Monday," hosted by Southern Reflections!!! **

As always, extending ten thousand ((hugs)) to you,


Vicki Rocho said...

Great idea. I was thinking that the challenge would be for the participants to be nice for 90 days but that might be waaaaaay too easy for most of the bloggers I know anyhow. It is a little more challenging to recognize the kindness all around us.

Good luck! 1 down, 89 to go!

Diane said...

I think this is a really wonderful idea!

Laura said...

Your post was amazing!! I'm so glad that you are taking the challenge with me. Thank you so much for featuring my blog this week, I'm honored. Please keep me posted!!

Best, Laura