#31daysofkindness

A journey to give back to the world , the universe , the people… through random acts of kindness one for every day for December (View my TED talk on this topic)

Day 1 – Share tea collection ! IMG_20121216_201703

Im sharing my collection of tea from places ive traveled to with :

– @magali_cbecause i love her pins on tea and reading her blog 🙂

-@hiway because now n then im greeted on my reader with d beautiful things he writes n records n shares on his blog 🙂

-@actionink because she is passionate about tea and shares her findings and learning with others 🙂

-@flyvenkat because if you read his bio you’ll know he deserves a good gesture and because he loves black tea 🙂

Day 2 – Gift mint condition , plastic sealed iron man animated series dvd collection ! IMG_20121223_133230

to @Shadez Because of that 1 impromptu yet interesting coffee meet with a complete stranger when all other plans had failed 🙂

Day 3 –  Give someone less fortunate all the change I have jingling in my pocket 🙂 http://instagr.am/p/Sx3b-xqELt/

Day 4 – Say “I love you” to the people you love 🙂

Day 5 – Revive my old bicycle and give it to someone who needs it and will use it

Day 6 -Secretly install car air freshener in a friends new car which currently reeks of plastic

Day 7 – Forgive – Be there for someone when they need you even if they’ve hurt you

Day 8 – Offered my mint lozenges to a co-passenger that was coughing violently on flight

Day 9 – Wrote a long overdue letter of apology

Day 10 – Make someone their morning coffee – @Danika Dalal 381980_10151118864611021_452527002_n

Day 11 – Let someone jump the queue at the ATM

Day 12  – Buy someone less fortunate a meal

Day 13 – Surprise people with something in their mail – Sent out the season’s greetings in form of a card and note to a few people I haven’t stayed in touch with in awhile.

Day 14 – Leave a copy of an interesting book on a train

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Day 15 – Each time you get a new item of clothing, give away something old. (Bought 5 new tees and gave away 5 old ones)

Day 16 –  Make a sick friends day – @Marisa Dias got get well soon balloons IMG_20121205_210234

Day 17 – Gift of warmth – Donated some of my jackets and sweaters to a few street kids

Day 18 – Bought movie tickets for the people behind me in line

Day 19 – Tell your parents your proud of them

Day 20 – Made someone feel beautiful (An aunt who has partial down syndrome and PKU was intrigued by me painting my nails , so I painted hers too …happiest ive ever seen her)

Day 21 – Place a flower in your neighbours  newspaper without them seeing it.

Day 22 – Designed a bicycle helmet for a kid I know and then taught him road safety rules for when he goes cycling

Day 23 – Make a friends birthday by doing something special – @Samar Naik IMG_20121223_193722

Day 24 – Read a book to my youngest cousin

Day 25 – Wished 10 strangers I see every day on my street A merry christmas with my biggest smile

Day 26 – Took a friend out for a birthday dinner

Day 27 – Created 5 cards with positive messages and left them on coffee shop tables

Day 28 – Plant more trees or encourage the people behind @Project35trees by funding them !

Day 29 – Cleaned up the lane i live in of all pastics and junk

Day 30 – Share the gift of Music – Created a dropbox folder of all the music that made me happy and shared it with whoever wanted it

 Day 31 – Gifted my house–help with perfume and a raise cause I can’t imagine life without her help and to let her know that she is valued.

Why

 Why not ? Can you imagine a world where no one gave to each other? Where we all just looked after our own needs and ignored everyone else’s?

How

Keeping your fears, doubts and prejudices aside and focusing on making someone smile

When

Anytime you feel the need to or if an opportunity arises or go for it and just be spontaneous

What next

Id like to do :- Wash a strangers car , Have flowers delivered to a teacher/ mentor  and volunteer to teach others to do the same.

Everyday made me smile and everyday I went to bed thinking I had done something right to deserve that day lived.

We may feel we have little to offer, but whether it is a few pennies or a whole bankroll, a cup of tea or a banquet is irrelevant– it is the act of giving itself that is important. As Mahatma Gandhi said “Almost anything we do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that we do it.”

If you’d like to take on this challenge by yourself  and watch my TED talk on the same go to: http://nickolaikinny.com/bekind/

7 thoughts on “#31daysofkindness

  1. Mona says:

    ..Now I know why I like you…:)

    1. I like you too , my love to the family ! 🙂

  2. Awesome Nicokolai>> thanks for sharing:-) i will try it too

    1. Thankie 🙂 and yes you should n get others to try it too 🙂

  3. Rishabh Jain says:

    This is one of the best things I have come across after a long time.

    You truly are a very special and a gifted person and Im glad I know you. A nice breakfast or lunch is your gift for what you did above. Call me to redeem it

    1. Thankie ! 🙂 & i shall call to say hi soon !

  4. aditya says:

    Nice one. innovative and inspiring. keep it up. best wishes

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