year of kindness challenge: week 40

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Hi everyone, hope your week is off to an excellent start! I’m a little late posting this because I spent all day at my aunt’s school, speaking to her class of eighth graders about writing. I also taught a writing workshop for them about the difference between scene and summary, since they are all working on their own short stories. They were such an enthusiastic and inquisitive bunch. I had so much fun! Nothing energizes me more than a roomful of writers, particularly young writers. You can practically hear their imaginations sparking with wonderfully creative ideas! The day flew by.

teaching  writing workshop

Speaking of teaching … last week’s kindness challenge {which came from my wonderful blogger friend Danica at It’s Progression} was to write a letter or an email or make a phone call to a former teacher of yours, thanking them for the influence they had on you. I wrote notes to three of my high school teachers and one of my college professors who had an enormous positive influence on me, and undoubtedly countless other students as well!

Teacher Collage

notecards for teachers

The Week 40 Kindness Challenge is simple: return someone else’s cart to the front of the grocery store the next time you go shopping. It was inspired by a man I spotted last week in the Safeway parking lot, returning shopping carts scattered around the parking lot to the designated cart areas. Such a nice gesture that only takes a few extra minutes of your time!

As always, blog about your experiences and include your links in the comments section below, or feel free to send me an email at dallaswoodburn <AT> gmail <DOT> com.

Have a wonderful week!
– Dallas


year of kindness archives:
week 1 challenge: donate items to those in need
week 2 challenge: leave quarters & note at laundry machine
week 3 challenge: write & send a kind handwritten note
week 4 challenge: give hot chocolate to someone outside in the cold
week 5 challenge: do something kind for a neighbor
week 6 challenge: deliver valentines to a nursing home
week 7 challenge: donate to a food pantry
week 8 challenge: donate toiletries to a shelter
week 9 challenge: post a kind note in a public place
week 10 challenge: do something kind for a child
week 11 challenge: thank someone in a genuine & meaningful way
week 12 challenge: deliver baked goods to a fire station
week 13 challenge: give someone flowers
week 14 challenge: donate books
week 15 challenge: reach out and spend time with people
week 16 challenge: smile at everyone you meet
week 17 challenge: pick up litter/trash
week 18 challenge: write a kind note to a mom figure in your life
week 19 challenge: leave an extra-generous tip
week 20 challenge: donate blood/join bone marrow registry
week 21 challenge: visit a cemetery and pay respect
week 22 challenge: practice a little patience
week 23 challenge: call 3 loved ones on the phone
week 24 challenge: do something kind for a senior citizen
week 25 challenge: pay for someone’s public transportation
week 26 challenge: volunteer at a food pantry or soup kitchen
week 27 challenge: send a care package to someone in the military
week 28 challenge: give at least one compliment every day
week 29 challenge: do a favor for someone else
week 30 challenge: scatter lucky pennies around a playground
week 31 challenge: mail an empowering postcard
week 32 challenge: plant something
week 33 challenge: donate school supplies
week 34 challenge: give a sandwich to a homeless person
week 35 challenge: compliment a salesperson to their manager
week 36 challenge: leave positive feedback
week 37 challenge: do a household kindness
week 38 challenge: let someone go ahead of you in line
week 39 challenge: write a kind note to a former teacher

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