Welcome to the first official day of the 25 days of kindness! If you are a bit confused as to what I am talking about please follow this link here .
For this first day I decided to start slow. My goal today was to smile to three people. An easy task but a simple smile can make someones day or at least make them feel a bit happier. These days I feel people (myself included) are really tied to their phones and sometimes somewhat anti-social. Smiling to someone when walking down the street can be a good way to make this world a bit more kind.
Of course don’t be creepy about it. There will be people who you will smile to who will give you a glare in return. In those cases don’t take it personally that person might just be having a bad day. Just keep doing what you were doing and try again. My challenge when I started the day was to smile to three people and make them smile in return. If you are doing these challenges with me you can change it to just smiling at three people whether they return it or not.
So here is how I did with today’s challenge:
I was away at an event all day but that just helped me meet more people than usual. I started my day by smiling to some people on the bus. Some smiled back some gave me looks. When I got to the event I smiled at some people and started a conversation. This ended up making me some friends for the day and we spent the day together. They were really nice and we had some really interesting discussions about the SDG event we were at! I also talked with a lot more people at the event and guess what? It always started with me smiling. On the way home I made sure to smile at some people on the bus as well. One person was lost so I helped her find the right bus stop to get off at.
So I that makes well over 3! It’s something so simple but It just made me so happy to brightens someones day even a little.
I know this post was a bit late but this one is so simple you can definitely fit it in tonight or tomorrow with the next goal. If you do let me know!
Tommorow’s goal: To start off I will explain briefly how these posts will work in terms of the goals. Everyday I will write a post on how I achieved the daily goal. On the bottom will be the goal for the next day so we can attempt them at the same time! So here is tomorrows goal that we can all attempt:
open the door for someone else
To see why I picked this and how I did come on back tomorrow!
In the meanwhile have a good evening and spread some kindness!