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Month of Deliberate Kindness

on November 1, 2015

For the last few years, I’ve declared November as a personal month of gratitude.  Each day, I posted in social media something for which I was thankful.  A few of my friends picked up the effort and did the same.

I believe that cultivating an attitude of gratitude helps not only me, but also those around me.  It’s good for me to notice, acknowledge and state things that I appreciate in my life.  So, every day, not just in November, I send thanks out into the universe.

A couple of days ago, I started thinking about kindness.  Occasionally, a kindness meme would pop up on a Facebook page, or I’d run across a quote somewhere.  More and more, thoughts about being kind arose and I started to believe that there was a message for me in this somewhere.   I imagined what it would be like, how it would feel to look for opportunities to be kind.

Don’t get me wrong.  It’s not like I live life as a bitch, running roughshod over people with no regard for their feelings and circumstances.  I believe that, overall, I am a kind and thoughtful person.  I’m not perfect – far from it.  I can be that bitch sometimes, but my preference is to be good and kind.  I think that’s a good way to live.

However, I also think that it’s good to go beyond what is hopefully the norm.  To be kinder than usual, if you will.  I bet doing so on a daily basis can and will create an amazing energy.  Really, what could be better than doing something nice and kind for someone else and bringing a little extra light to their day?

That’s what I want to do so I am officially declaring November as a Month of Deliberate Kindness.  Every day, I’m going to be aware and look for opportunities to do a kind act for someone else, more than a single act for a single person if I can manifest them.  I’d like to invite you to do the same.  Let’s see what we can accomplish in a month and how it feels.  The acts don’t have to be huge, they only need to be thoughtful.

In September, when my Pyxi was so sick and then when she died, so many people reached out to me in kindness.  I know how those actions helped.  So, I’m kicking off the month with a self-made meme honoring my Pyxi and going out of my way to be a little kinder.

Acts of Kindness

One response to “Month of Deliberate Kindness

  1. sleeveforme22 says:

    What a wonderful plan for November!

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