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)
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 🙂
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 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
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 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 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 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?
Keeping your fears, doubts and prejudices aside and focusing on making someone smile
Anytime you feel the need to or if an opportunity arises or go for it and just be spontaneous
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/