Here is February’s list, Be Kind to Others. Something we should do on a daily basis, innately and unconsciously. Kindness is not about giving back to a specific group of people (or creatures), its about realizing there is a world beyond ourselves, our perceptions; ultimately our actions & interactions affect one another. But most importantly be kind to yourself first & foremost.
You don’t have to do this alone, you make a project out of it, invite your friends &/or family, start a group, spread random acts of kindness and you can even share your journeys. Don’t limit it to a month! Lists are to stimulate and help come up with more ideas!
Here are some links that can help you out
Learn about Operation Beautiful & Contribute
No-Kill Animal Shelter Locator
Locate a Recycling Facility
Locate a Salvation Army in your area
Locate a Food Bank
Reach Out & Read
Locate a Public Garden near you
Million Trees LA Trees for the Future
International Ocean/Coastal Clean-Up locator
Love With Box is an organic/healthy subscription box that donates a meal to a hungry child in the USA
Learn about the Kind Campaign
Random Acts of Kindness has great ideas & you can be a RAKtivist
Even more acts of kindness & one you can try with children
Making lists to usher in the New Year is nothing new yet however, I thrive off of lists. the issue was, I hadn’t continued the process of making them – let alone following them. Last year life got really busy, transformative and with that my mind can’t begin to file and annotate all the thoughts, dreams, ideas & emotions that process every second.
I awoke on New Years to a overcast morning, hardly slept the night before (watching too many Twilight Zone reruns) but I know in my heart in order to grow you have to nurture and nourish yourself. I don’t want to fall into a cycle of self-doubt and not everyone has the privilege of a support team rallying them on. So I decided to take matters into my own hands: assess, distinguish my goals and desires and every time that fleeing thought of anxiety of doubt creeped in, I worked so hard to silence it. For the most part, it’s working.
This is my list for what I’d like to achieve as a person in this year. I decided for each month I will come up with a list and theme of actions, thoughts and anything else pertaining to that theme. It’s my humble goal to hopefully inspire others and motivate you. I believe we can convert our dreams into fruition, it just takes hard work and a lot of practice. Fear is not real (I continually remind myself of this) I push myself because in the end, I can rest knowing I did something because I wanted to, and learned something in the process.
Feel free to share your own lists, or better yet write them down, write whatever comes to mind, create vision boards and throw kindness around like confetti.