Experiments in Wellbeing – Acts of Kindness

Ty Sullivan is one of my friends over in the USA. Today, he and others are starting a 30 day random acts of kindness pledge. Ty is inviting others to join in, optionally using the hashtag #OneGoodThing. Having previously enjoyed the #100HappyDays and the #RWRunStreak experiments, I’m going to give this one a go too, and yes, I know, signing up for something like this does take some of the ‘random’ out of random acts of kindness.

I’m curious to learn how I get along with this – although I enjoy giving I frequently find myself wrestling with kindness. I’ll keep you posted, and if you fancy giving it a go and sharing your experience too – that would be great.


A letter to you

Dear you

It’s 10.30 am and we’ve only just finished breakfast. Coughs and colds abound and the mood is light and playful. A few work tasks need completing, I’ll get to those in a minute. For now I just wanted to share two things. The first is a silly game Keira has just played with us. It looks like this:

Doug. Dumb. Octopus like. Understanding. Great.

Carole. Crazy. Arty. Right. Observant. Loveful. Exciting.

Keira. Kangaroo like. Epic. Incredible. Reasonable. Adorable.

Shaw. Smart. Hugging. Arts. Wacky.

You might like to have ago yourself, feel free to post the results here if you do.

The second thing I’d like to share is a thank you. Over the past few days I’ve been amazed by how many people are in my thoughts. How much support and greatness and kindness you’ve shared. With me. With each other. These are of course tears of joy, not sadness.

Thank you. Merry Christmas. See you in 2012.

Love from Doug