Reading : Read chapters 1-7. Read with a highlighter pen and mark your favorite passages. Pay attention to what stands out for you. Take notes about this with the book closed.
Kind Action : Choose a passage from this week’s reading that speaks to you and let it inspire a related kind action. For instance, using the passage above (from the first paragraph of chapter 3) I might consider ways I can be thoughtful for a stranger without causing her/him to be uncomfortable with my presence. This might be as simple as crossing to the other side of the street when encountering a young woman walking toward me alone.
Storytelling : While you are reading, pay special attention to any connections you make from the story to the stories in your life. Choose one of these and write it up. Then edit it to a point where it is succinct, no more than three short paragraphs.
Comments Section : If you’re willing, post two messages this week. In the first, introduce yourself in a way that feels genuine to you. In the second, share with us either a summary of your experience completing your kind action or your 3 paragraph story. Feel free to comment on the postings of others, too.