14-Day Kindness Challenge – Reflection

I have completed the 14-Day Kindness Challenge created by Celes Chua on her Personal Excellence Blog. Along with some 800 participants, I did 14 acts of kindness over the 14-day period, from 1 Nov to 14 Nov.

Celes asked for feedback and comments from the participants. Here is my reflection.

How has the kindness challenge been for you?

It was a great experience. I made the commitment and followed through by doing the task every day and blogging about it. By sharing it with others, I held myself more accountable.

By being intentional in doing acts of kindness, I was also living a more intentional life.

The Challenge made me a kinder person, even if just for a little bit more, and improved my own life. I hope I have touched someone’s life in a positive way along the journey.

What has been your favorite task(s)? Why?

My favorite tasks are:

  • #1 Day 3 - write thank-you notes
  • #2 Day 9 – write a letter to someone who has made a difference in your life
  • #3 Day 4 – sign up for volunteer work
  • #4 Day 12 – forgive someone

The first three tasks are something I have already enjoyed doing. They are easy for me. Forgiveness is not something I am good at, but I really need it in order to live a better life.

What have you learned from participating in the kindness challenge? What have you learned about kindness?

The challenge gave me a new mindset. It set my mind on a different path. Every day I focused my mind on doing something kind for others, so my thoughts were more positive than negative. Kind thoughts produce kind actions. It reinforced what Mahatma Gandhi said: “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”

Kindness begets kindness. When I am kind to others, it’s not only good for others, it’s also good for myself, because I feel better.

A small act of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life.

How do you plan to integrate kindness into your life moving forward?

Doing something for 14 days can create a new habit. I will definitely be thinking about and doing more acts of kindness  moving forward.

Anything you would like to see at PE moving forward? What is it? 

I would like to see more people participate in this kind of challenge, more people visit your website and read your articles. Doing radio/TV shows, interviews will definitely increase your readership and audience.

Your energy, dedication and passion are very admirable. I truly appreciate all you do.

 

3 Responses to 14-Day Kindness Challenge – Reflection

  1. Hi Qin Tang! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I’ve responded to your comment but am not sure if you would see it, so I’m pasting it here directly at your blog. Thanks so much for being a part of the 14-Day Kindness Challenge again.

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    Qin Tang, thanks for blogging about the Kindness Challenge on On My Mind. I hope your readers were inspired by your acts of kindness and were spurred to enact more kindness in their lives.

    I love the way you went about doing the daily tasks. For example, on Day 9 on writing a letter, you wrote about how one of the letters you wrote was to this primary school teacher who made a difference in your life (but has passed on). I thought that was beautiful that you bothered to write a letter to him even though he is not around anymore.

    Thank you for being a part of PE. I look forward to many great moments and experiences with you moving forward. *hug*

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