This is the fifth of 10 weekly reading assignments and kind action recommendations using the book “The Power of Kindness” as inspiration.
Reading: Read the chapter called “Warmth”
Consider reading with some quiet music playing or with a candle lit. What can you do to “soften” your reading environment, to make it cozy for you?
Kind Action: Provide “A Warming Help” to Another
The expression “a warming help” comes from Ferrucci’s son when describing the support he received from a friend when he fell behind a group at the end of a long hike. His friend waited for him and offered him supportive encouragement, what the boy came to call “a warming help.” Ferrucci suggests that this kind of support may be the exact thing each of us needs in a specific moment in order to move forward.
So your job this week is to be looking for an opportunity to provide this kind of support for someone and then to provide it. And once having provided it, take special note of how you feel. Find if your specific experience matches what Ferrucci suggests, that a kindness of this sort is warming to both the receiver and the giver.