Monday, February 10, 2014

A Year Of Kindness - Challenge Week 6

Last week's challenge was to do a kindness for a neighbor. Despite my physical limitations and how much I detest being cold, I did manage to shovel a portion of a neighbor's sidewalk when I was done with my own. I did as much as I could until my back couldn't take it anymore. The neighbors to the other side of me helped plow out the bottom of my driveway. So it felt like there was a lot of swapping kindnesses and paying it forward happening here. I also sent a book I was done with on to a friend who might benefit from it and sent out my largest stack of cards so far!

I also showed myself a good bit of kindness this past weekend. Saturday I had the day completely to myself. Instead of spending MY day cleaning house and organizing, I spent some time getting creative, and I took myself out to the movies to see Disney's "Frozen".  I really enjoyed it and LOVED Olaf! I'm dreaming of Summer too, Olaf!
On Sunday, I spent the day with Jay and we went to see the movie "The Monuments Men."  Very interesting story about saving some the world's artistic treasures from the Nazis.  It is rare we go out to the movies at all, so two in one weekend was quite a treat.

What about you?

The challenge for this week is hopefully an easy one - send a card to someone who needs one.  Do you know someone who is feeling down, sick, or just needs to know you are thinking of them? Make a card, put it in an envelope, address it, put a stamp on it, and put it in the post. If you do just one of those steps each day, you'll have it in the mail by Friday!

Don't know anyone who needs a card?  That's okay, I do!  I came across this blog post two weeks ago:
Cards for Melody.  If you don't want to click over to read the post, let me give you the short story. Melody is fighting cancer. She could use words of support. Here is the address to send a card:

Melody R
PO Box 697
Portage, MI 49081

So if you can't think of anyone else, send a card to Melody.  Maybe send one to her in addition to anyone else on your list!


Sian said...

I can't wait to see Monument Men!

It sounds as if your kindness campaign is gathering pace..

scrappyjacky said...

Lots of kindness here,Cheri....glad you were kind to yourself as well.

Missus Wookie said...

Glad you took yourself out and then got to go with Jay too. :)

debs14 said...

My husband is really keen to see Monument Men too!

Miriam said...

Glad you were kind to you. Postcards in the post x

Barbara Eads said...

Your weekly kindness challenge sounds like a good way to be mindful of others. I'm sure your neighbor appreciated the head start on their sidewalk.I learned from my daughter, when she lived in PA that y'all get fined if you do not clear your sidewalks!

alexa said...

Heart warming to hear of your kindness :). And glad you got some too!

Melissa said...

Gosh, it can't be that a week has gone by already. I don't think I even saw one of my neighbors the whole week! I did take Robbie's car to the shop last Monday . . . and it stayed there all week . . . so I stayed home without a car . . . until my friend picked me up for lunch one day (kindness points for her!). I did send a very nice surprise gift to my sister today with a note, so maybe I'll count that for this week! :>)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love your kindness campaign. I will try to drop a card to someone this week.