Kindness Challenge – Week 2 Observe Kindness

Week 2 of the Kindness Challenge didn’t go so well for me. I blogged about how I’ve been feeling this week here.

But writing that post helped me break through the black cloud over my head and it also allowed me to observe some kindness. I want to say a big thankyou to BeetleyPete, ScribbleArtie and RecoverytoWellness for their kind words. To receive this kindness from complete strangers (who are now internet friends I hope) was a wonderful thing to receive and observe. It just shows how the Internet and our blogs can bring us together.

In the same vein, I’ve observed another kindness for strangers. Brooke, a ten year old girl, is donating her long hair for a wigs for children with cancer AND raising money for Cancer Research. I think she is so brave and kind!

I’m feeling a bit better and am looking forward to this week being kind to others. Will also try and get back to my morning route of being kind to myself.

Let me know what you think

0 thoughts on “Kindness Challenge – Week 2 Observe Kindness

  • beetleypete

    Despite the downsides, you were able to see and give kindness. So, job done, Lauren.
    Once you are feeling more like your old self, you can get back into the swing of things.
    I appreciate the thoughts, and hope that I am indeed a ‘blogging friend.’ I always strive to be just that.
    I have had great support through people on the blog, and regard many of them as cherished and valued friends. Sometimes, not actually knowing someone that well makes it easier to tell your true feelings, or to offer uncomplicated and unencumbered support. In that respect, I am always here.
    Very best wishes, Pete. x

  • scribbleartie

    I too, hope to be counted as a blogging friend and I’m delighted that you are managing to smile a little more. Its perfectly ok to take time for yourself, so while I respect your wish to be kind to others, I hope that for the time being, you can be kinder to yourself. And Beetley Pete sounds like a lovely person too – what a great name, haha! I agree with what he says about being able to talk more honestly with people you don’t know that well. I always find it harder to share with loved ones, than I do others. Anyway, again I wish you a lovely week filled with happy moments (gosh that sounds like a cheesy birthday card, sorry!) You know what I mean…..have a nice week. 😀

  • Niki

    Great job not only finding kindness around you but finding the strength within you to continue this week even though you could have easily decided not to participate or just let it slide this week. I meant what I said on the other post and look forward to hearing from you whenever you want/need to. Don’t forget to incorporate week 1’s exercises, it’s especially important when we are going through a rough time. Even if it’s only 5 minutes, or while you brush your teeth or on your way to work. Make sure you tell yourself something positive about yourself or say an affirmation and repeat it over and over and over until you know that it’s true! <3