“I looked at your nice backpack; that tells me you’ve got a mission.”
Kind Action: This week exercise is to say hello to everyone (friends and strangers) you see. Your job is to not wait for others to acknowledge you — you acknowledge them first. In the process, take note on how doing this makes you feel. Are you nervous, self-conscious? Do you feel warmer, friendlier?
- Variation — If saying hello feels too intimidating (or if you find you are made uncomfortable by someone’s demeanor), try to simply smile at everyone instead.
Reflection Exercise: Review the following three acts of kindness:
- Lester (introduced on page 86)
- Jennifer (introduced on page 90)
- Doris and family (introduced on page 94)