3 – Do Something Kind For a Stranger
“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” –Seneca
This exercise is intended to help you to experience how it feels to do something kind when reciprocation is not likely. Please extend a kindness action to a stranger, someone you do not know on a personal level. Typically, these are the people you pass by or hear about as you go on with your day. It’s holding the elevator door open for someone. It’s anonymously buying coffee for someone behind you in line at the coffee shop. It’s going to the library and putting up money for the next $10 worth of fines. That sort of thing.
Moving forward and for an extra challenge, make completing a spontaneous kind act for a stranger part of each day. These are fairly easy to perform as opportunities to do so are being presented to us any time we encounter another person. They can be as simple as a smile. As you perform them, put your heart into the action and let the act of doing so warm you.
As you contemplate your kind action, please take a minute to read Andy’s inspiration message associated with this theme.
As before, please consider summarizing your experience for others in the comments section below.