The #AmericaIsKindChallenge: Day Four

The #AmericaIsKindChallenge: Day Four November 4, 2016

America Is Kind

The purpose of the #AmericaIsKind Challenge is simple:

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—

Take the #AmericaIsKind Challenge!

It’s easy to take the challenge: Simply…

-SHARE an ACT OF KINDNESS on social media that has been done for you & mark it with the Hashtag #AmericaIsKind

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

PAY IT FORWARD by doing a random act of kindness


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 4 of the #AmericaIsKind challenge:


 Our theme today is Family, and our Charity of the Day is the Ronald McDonald House, the charitable organization by McDonald’s which helps keeps families close when they face the hospitalization of a sick child.


“The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Our vision is a world where all children have access to medical care, and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care.


Gratitude: “I am grateful for a parent, child, or grandchild in my life.”

Good: Use to send a free e-card to your parent, child, (or all three!)

Good: On social media, tag special family members with the reasons you are grateful for them

Good: Share a fun or funny family memory online and tag those you love

Good: Pick up the phone and call your parent, child, (or all three!) just to say “I love you”

Good: Invite a person who lives far from their family to join your next dinner or gathering.

Good: Explore the mission and vision of the Ronald Mcdonald House, and consider making a donation to help other families today.


The #AmericaIsKind Challenge will help us remember our many blessings. It will help us take our gratitude and use it to do good. It will help us commit random acts of kindness and targeted acts of love on a large scale.

The #AmericaIsKind Challenge will show us just how kind Americans can be when we turn our #GratefulToGood.

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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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