Year of gratitude week 1: Why start this challenge?

Fancy taking up a challenge? Then pop on over to Fiona’s blog and read more about this challenge.
I am going to do this, but I shall be doing mine via my journal, instead of my blog. No doubt I will end up leaving what I wrote in some of Fiona’s blog posts and join in there.


Kindness to me is:

  • Remembering the very basics our parents taught us, which is thank you and please. It does not cost anything to remember these simple manners.
  • Holding the door for someone
  • Giving up that disabled seat for who it is meant for; the elderly and disabled, or anyone who is struggling to stand on a crowded bus
  • Seeing a person for who they are, beyond their physical appearance, or disability
  • Seeing every person for who they are, we are all individuals
  • Giving kindness
  • When you are struggling but someone gives you a reason to carry on
  • A simple hello to someone you pass, or a short conversation at the bus stop
  • Being able to give kindness when you are struggling yourself