The #AmericaIsKind Challenge: Day Five

The #AmericaIsKind Challenge: Day Five November 5, 2016

The purpose of the #AmericaIsKind Challenge is simple:

To remind us all that #AmericaIsKind because Americans are kind.

We want to spread kindness, gratitude and acts of good while highlighting the work of great charities.

We want to start a wildfire of kindness and positivity online and in everyday life.

So if you are tired of negativity, strife & division—especially on social media—

America Is Kind

Take the #AmericaIsKind Challenge!

It’s easy! Simply…

On social media SHARE an ACT OF KINDNESS someone has done for you with #AmericaIsKind

TAG 3-5 friends and your favorite charity to take the #AmericaIsKind Challenge

PAY IT FORWARD by doing a random act of kindness for a stranger

If you run out of ideas, we have plenty at the #AmericaIsKind Challenge!

You can find the full 30-day challenge, along with daily gratitude, acts of good, and our highlighted charities HERE.

Today is Day 5 of the #AmericaIsKind Challenge:

Our theme today is Health, and our Charity of the Day is The American Red Cross,the amazing organization which prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​ Did you know the Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes?

“The American Red Cross turns compassion into action.”



Gratitude: “I am grateful for my beating heart, which gives me the gift of life.”

Good: Donate blood— the gift that save lives— at your local Red Cross drive

Good: Volunteer to drive or accompany a friend or neighbor to a doctor’s appointment

Good: On social media, share three things you are grateful your beating heart enables you to do

Good: Get your heart rate up by exercising with a friend or loved one

Good: Consider donating or fundraising for the American Red Cross


Need more kindness & gratitude ideas? We have them.

Find the other days of The #AmericaIsKind Challenge HERE.

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During the year I explored 30 religions, I found that KINDNESS and GRATITUDE are present in every faith. In spite of our many differences, these qualities unite us.

Later, through a yearlong battle with clinical depression, I discovered that practicing KINDNESS and GRATITUDE are two of the scientifically-proven ways to defeat depression and increase happiness.

Coincidence? I don’t think so!

I came up with the #AmericaIsKind Challenge as a way to inspire the practice of kindness and gratitude, unite Americans with the things we have in common, help others who may be struggling with depression, and to remind us all that America is kind because Americans are kind.

For daily inspiration & ideas,  follow Reba Riley, author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: One Woman’s Desperate, Funny, Healing Journey To Explore 30 Religions By Her 30th Birthday on:




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