Mission #6 : Do Something Kind in Your Neighborhood

“Character is who you are when no one is watching.” –Anonymous

06-anonymous-kindnessTo best accomplish this mission, make it a two-parter. The first part is to tour whatever you define as your neighborhood. Visit the familiar but try to look at it as if you are seeing it for the first time. As you tour, take note of how much IS new to you and what you may have failed to notice before. This part of the mission is designed for you to look at your neighborhood with fresh eyes.

The second part of the mission starts with you thinking about what kindness you can do in your neighborhood. As you conduct your tour, look for opportunities for kindness as defined by you. Try not to complete your kind action on your tour; instead, use your tour to let it appear to you. Be open to it. Is it for a person, a group, a particular age? Is it for another species? Is it for the environment? Or is it for some combination? Go back home with the action in mind and consider it in depth.

06a-anonymous-kindnessBack at home, plan your kind action so it can be done as fully as is needed to complete it properly. Do you need to acquire something? Do you need to organize anything? Will it require the support of others? If it helps, consider the act as having its own integrity and your job is to honor that integrity. When the time is right, complete your kind action. Unless otherwise appropriate, work to keep yourself anonymous, factoring that part of our class into your plan.

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