​Challenge: Practice an act of kindness each day

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​Why kindness?

​Did you know that kindness can be contagious? Imagine, if you will, that a simple act of kindness can spread around the globe, transferring feelings of good will from person to person. And even if kindness ends at the edge of your neighborhood, you’ll still benefit from giving kindness. Science shows that being kind makes you happier and more positive, and has even been linked to better relationships and improvements in health! So let’s spread the joy with the 30-Day Kindness Challenge.

​What makes this Challenge unique?

​Each day you’ll be prompted to perform an act of kindness. There’s nothing new about that – so here’s the twist. We’ll be walking through history on this challenge. I’ve scoured through newspapers to bring you essays and stories of kindness dating all the way back to 1873 – when Ulysses S. Grant served as President. We’ll jump ahead five years on every day of the Challenge, taking you through the World Wars and ending in the year 2018.  You’ll be treated to a variety of essays, poems, fictional stories, and real-life recordings of acts of kindness over time – and each day you’ll be encouraged to bring a little extra kindness into your community.

​What kinds of stories are included in the Challenge?

A hundred years ago, newspapers were quite different than they are today—very often featuring short stories, essays, and small town events. So you’ll read essays on kindness that reflect the times as well as stories of personal acts of kindness, such as Abraham Lincoln’s rescue of baby birds, a group of strangers who banded together to help a wayward girl return home, a World War I soldier writing to thank his home town for the “Christmas cheer” box, and a family who memorialize a young couple with acts of kindness. You’ll be inspired and intrigued!

​How do I take the Challenge?

​​The Kindness Challenge is "retired," but you can take it any time you like by ordering ​the Kind​​le book ​for just $4.99.