This week do a consciously kind thing for someone who, for whatever reason, gets under your skin. If it’s hard to do this for a specific person, try to find a situation in which you are feeling sour towards someone and respond by doing something kind for that person. Doing so anonymously is perfectly okay.
Among the many interpretations of this theme include doing something kind for someone you know well, maybe even love (you just don’t LIKE them in a specific moment), as well as doing something kind for someone you’ve just met who just rubs you the wrong way.
After completing your action, take some time to reflect on your experience. For those of us in the United States, I’m offering you this suggestion on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and during a week in which we transition from one president to another. Consider how these events might inform your thinking.