#1: On social media, SHARE an ACT OF KINDNESS you have witnessed with the tag #AmericaIsKind, then PAY IT FORWARD by doing a random act of kindness for a stranger. TAG 3-5 friends to take the #AmericaIsKind Challenge to keep the acts of good going.
#2: Participate in the 30-day #AmericaIsKind Challenge, where we are turning our #GratefulToGood by practicing gratitude and acts of kindness every day for a month. You can find the daily gratitude, acts of good, and highlighted charities HERE. Jump in or out any day…whenever you find the challenge is the perfect time to begin.
Today is Day 10 of the 30-Day #AmericaIsKind Challenge: Our theme today is the ARTS, and our Charity of the Day is: Artworks.
“ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth and talent to create art and community impact.”
Gratitude: “I am grateful for the arts in my community.”
Good: Create. Make something–anything!– a card, flower arrangement, painting, Lego sculpture, for a friend who needs cheering up. Bonus kindness points if you involve a child.
Good: Visit. The nearest city to you likely has a museum, arts center, or theater you’ve never been to. Take the time to check out the options–most arts organizations have at least one day a month where admission is discounted or free. Take that same friend (or a different one) to share the new experience with you.
Good: Thank an artist/author.Pick a living artist or author whose work has inspired you and write to tell them thank you. People (including me, before I became an author) assume these folks are too busy to read emails or social media walls, but it isn’t true! Artists appreciate knowing their work has made a difference.
Good: Donate. Consider making a donation to Artworks, or a community arts organization in your area.
Reba Riley is the author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: One Woman’s Desperate, Funny, Healing Journey To Explore 30 Religions By Her 30th Birthday, the 2016 memoir Elizabeth Gilbert calls: “Hilarious, courageous, provocative, profound…Reba Riley brings the light for seekers of all paths. If Eat Pray Love had a gutsy, wise, funny little sister, it would be Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome.” She is a motivational speaker, blogger, and television contributor. You can find her online on Facebook Instagram Twitter