There should be no days within the Kindness Challenge that should feel overwhelming, or stressful. That is not what this is about. It's not for adding more things to your already busy schedule. It IS about, perhaps, shifting a few priorities.
We are told ALL THE TIME that we only have so many days left on this earth and we should make the most of it. That we only have our kids under our roof for so long and we should build memories as well as create a strong foundation for them. We are told our parents time is limited and we should not take it for granted.
Why don't we listen??
Many of us have, unfortunately been snapped back into reality when we lose someone we love. Either by death, or things not working out, or they just grew up too fast.
We can't get time back. It should be considered our most precious commodity. And yet we squander it on a regular basis.
This week, we focus... REALLY FOCUS on those people around us who are most important. And then we branch out a little further to those that are a part of our lives on a regular basis whether we realize it or not.
But to kick off this week, I'd like to keep things fun.
I'm talking about a game night. Not video games. A shut down all the screens (TV, computer, phone, laptop, ipad...) for a no-screen-only faces-kind-of-evening!
How is this part of the Kindness Challenge? Time. Time spent with those you love is kindness. Anytime you can share love, that's considered a kindness.
"But I thought we had to go out and do things."
There's plenty of opportunities for that, it's only DAY 9!
But let's get some time in with our family right out of the gate.
A game night with the kids is SUCH a great way to spend an evening. Don't have kids? That's okay! Invite some friends over! Just you and the spouse can have a great time over some cards or dominos... so many options!
I KNOW you have a closet or shelf full of games gathering dust that were given as gifts or bought for yourself for such a time as this!
Clear the schedule! Pop the popcorn! Gather around the table and spend some quality time together. Laugh and play. Get a tiny bit competitive. (Not too much- don't spoil the evening!)
Social proof Mini-Challenge! Share your pictures of game night on this post over on Facebook!
Suggestion: On the weirdly off chance you have NO board games, NO decks of cards... how about a craft activity? Cut out some simple heart shapes and let the kids decorate and then hand them out to people the next day! Some paper and markers/crayons can make for a beautiful evening too!