#CaptureKindness: Week 1

Remember when I last posted about #CaptureKindness? Well, I registered and will be practicing semi-random acts of kindness over the next 14 weeks. I will also be blogging photos of each act of kindness right here.

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Week 1:  Be Kind to Your Community.

There are tons of things you can do to make changes in your community in a big way.  I instead chose to go a couple small acts.

  1. I made a point of talking to folks of different backgrounds than my own and actively listen to their opinions, feelings, and experiences. I think this is the first necessary step toward a more integrated and peaceful society.
  2. I also helped my community in a more tangible, concrete way by cleaning up some trash in a nearby park. It only took about 10 minutes and it made the park a more pleasant place for everyone that uses it.



This week’s challenge is to be kind to your family. With Thanksgiving visits and such, it’s a great time to pitch in and help!  I’ll be back next week with another photo!

In the meantime, be kind.




Last year, the Vortex took some inspiration from Random Acts of Kindness and built a kindness tree.  This year the organization is back with a 14-week challenge called #CaptureKindness.


Each week between World Kindness Day on November 13 through Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17, participants are challenged to do something nice for someone else (or even themselves), take a photo of the kind act, and post it to social media with the hashtag, #CaptureKindness. Each week has a different theme so you don’t even have to rack your brain coming up with ideas.

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And, if kindness itself isn’t its own reward, you can also win prizes for posting your pics! Visit Random Acts of Kindness Foundation for more information and to sign up. You can sign up starting on November 13.

And check in here each week to see my photos as I challenge myself to bring more kindness and smiles into the world!

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