This is the third of 10 weekly reading assignments and kind action recommendations using the book “The Power of Kindness” as inspiration.
Reading: Read the chapter called “Sense of Belonging”
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: Enhance a Group By Being Kind to an Individual
This week’s kind action is for you to act on the connections we all have to other people.
First, do something kind for someone you know and with whom your connection is obvious, in some way your act enhancing a group to which you both belong. This could be for a family member, a co-worker, a fellow member of a book group, etc. To be clear, make sure your kind action is for an individual but in completing it your shared group is strengthened.
Next, and having the knowledge gained from your first experience, do something kind for someone you see regularly but don’t know well. As the first time, choose a kind action for this individual that also enhances a group to which the two of you belong. You might find you have to be a bit creative to complete this.
The first act is the warm-up. The second act is where the significant learning experience will likely come. Having completed both, reflect on your experience. What new insights have you gained? What was difficult? What was easy?