First, thank you to everyone who joined The Winter of Love Challenge as it kicked off today!
Earlier, I received a question regarding the purpose of my challenge. I know it can feel strange, at first, to post a kind deed you’ve performed. That’s natural. This challenge is intended to be part of a bigger picture. Many people perform kind, altruistic deeds almost daily. When we typically perform a selfless deed for someone, the love and kindness are usually appreciated. It’s kept between the giver and receiver, and that’s wonderful. But why not spread that love? Every time I read articles or watch videos about people helping others or carrying out kind gestures, I can almost feel myself fill with light. Giving, receiving, and witnessing love often create a truly indescribable feeling within. It would be awesome to share that with as many people as possible.
This challenge is about spreading good vibes, ideas, and feelings related to love. It may even challenge us to do something that we typically, on a daily basis, might not think to do for others. This is about making people feel good, including ourselves… and inspiring people to consider others more, whether it be our families and friends, a completely random stranger, those in need, or those we might not think to reach out to daily.
My one and only goal for this challenge: to watch love and kindness spread like wildfire. ❤
Love you all! Happy holidays!
Let’s spread some love this winter! Recently, I’ve counted my blessings more than usual. I’ve been frequently reminded that I have so, so, SO much to be thankful for. There’s something about reflecting on my gratitude that inspires me to give, be nicer, and spread happiness.
With a whole lot of gratitude in my heart this morning, I stopped at Quick Check en route to school to grab a coffee. Before heading in I declared, “I’m paying for someone else’s purchase today.” I’ve heard about other people doing this but never actually tried it myself. Strangely, I was a bit nervous before walking in. I’m not sure why. Maybe I was concerned my gesture would be taken offensively, but I decided to go for it anyway. When I approached the counter to pay, I asked the cashier to take my $20 bill and pay for however many people she could until the money ran out. I’m not sure how many purchases it covered, but it really doesn’t matter. I just hope it put a smile on a face or two, as it did mine, and maybe even inspired someone else to spread a little love. So my morning events lead me to this…
The Summer of Love Project presents… The Winter of Love Challenge! In honor of all we’re grateful for, let’s spread love this season through acts of kindness. Our good deeds don’t have to be over-the-top. Simple, caring gestures can go a long way. Simply post a picture or description (or both) of your random act of kindness and tag 3 friends to spread the love and do the same. Copy and paste this paragraph along with your act of kindness. Use the hashtags #summerofloveproject and #winteroflovechallenge to track the good deeds and see the love spread and grow (posts should be “public” for others to view). Here’s to another season of love!
Happy winter, friends!