#Capture Kindness: Week 4

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In case you haven’t been following along, I am participating in RAK’s #CaptureKindness campaign and challenging myself to do something kind each week. Each week has a theme so I have a bit of inspiration and don’t have to think up something on my own. (Phew!)

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Last week’s theme was “Be Kind to the Environment.” There are sooooooooo many things that you can do to be kind to the world around you! You can put out seeds or other food for birds, squirrels and other critters that haven’t gone on winter vacay or snuggled up into a burrow for the season. You can clean up some litter. You can buy and use recycled items. You can switch your outdoor lights to solar-powered ones. You can volunteer at a wildlife refuge. You can dedicate your life to designing devices that run on clean energy. Personally, I went a simpler route. While, I *usually* use a reusable cup for my coffee at work and I *generally* recycle everything I can, I sometimes get lazy and don’t feel like rinsing out my yogurt cup to recycle it or don’t want to go upstairs to get my coffee cup so I’ll just use the non-biodegradable Styrofoam cup that is free and right in front of me.

For my week of kindness to the environment, I said “no” to the lazies and made sure to reuse when I could recycle whenever possible. These are small steps. But it showed me that these things can be done. If I can do it for a week, I can do it for a year. If I can do it for a year, I can do it for always. And, if I can do these small things, what other, bigger steps can I also accomplish?

This week’s theme is to be kind to strangers! Check in next week to see more pictures!

In the meantime, how will YOU change the world?

 

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Tara

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