— Question —
Why take a KIE Kindness Challenge? What are the benefits?
Take a KIE Kindness Challenge because it can bring out the best in us and may move us in the direction of our dreams.
So many of us dream of “more” — more happiness than heartache, more courage than cowardice, more love than loneliness, and more peace than problems.
We dream of happy days, healthy relationships, meaningful lives, and a more wonderful world — not only for ourselves, but also for our children and our children’s children.
We dream big, and we dream often.
However, to make our dreams come true, we need to do more than just dream:
We need to act.
Kindness Is Everything (KIE) Kindness Challenges move us to act — to act kindly, to act purposefully, and to act now.
They remind us we’re not passive players in the game of life:
- We’re people with passion and purpose who have the ability to do amazing things if we’re willing to work for it.
So let’s work for the futures we dare to dream by taking KIE Kindness Challenges that help us be our best:
- Let’s be kind to ourselves by working hard to be the people we want to be.
- Let’s be kind to others by treating people with the same love, respect, and compassion we wish to see.
- Let’s be kind to the world by doing acts of kindness that help restore faith in humanity.
There will always be things beyond our control and periods when we stumble and fall. There will always be moments we miss and times we don’t want to try at all.
However, no matter who we are or what we’ve been through, it’s never too late to be the best people we can be. No matter what we’ve done or how often we’ve failed, we have much to contribute to society.
No one can promise us change will come easily; but with time and effort, change can come.
That’s because kindness changes things:
Sometimes, kindness changes everything.
Great acts of kindness affect people in ways that can’t always be measured or seen.
Kindness creates smiles and hugs, but kindness also produces peace. Its fingerprints can be found in every fight that didn’t happen, every angry act that never occurred, and every war that wasn’t.
Kindness builds bridges. It also builds momentum.
As one act of kindness inspires more acts of kindness, and those acts of kindness inspire hundreds, thousands, millions, or even billions more random acts of kindness, we’re reminded we’re all connected in this world.
We’re all in this together, and kind actions that lift up one of us have the potential to lift us all.
Though we may not look the same, sound the same, or feel the same about certain issues, we’re all more alike than we are different:
Kindness strengthens us by bringing us together when anger and fear threaten to tear us apart.
Kindness opens our hearts and our minds and challenges us to not just see the light — but to be the light:
So let’s set kindness free so it has the power to take flight.
Let’s help people who are hurting, share sincere smiles with strangers, and touch people’s lives in a positive way — even if only for a moment — so the world is filled with more joy than sorrow, more compassion than cruelty, and more hope than hate.
If it only takes one act of kindness to start a chain of kindness, then let’s be that first link. If it only takes one small smile to start a string of smiles, then let’s share that first smile.
We’re not powerless people in the pursuit of our dreams:
- We’re people with promise and potential, and if we want our lives, our relationships, and our world to change for the better, then we have the ability to work for what we want.
If we want kindness in every corner of the globe, then let’s work to spread kindness far and wide so it can reach as many people and places as possible.
If we want kindness in every day of our lives, then let’s work to do acts of kindness every day we’re lucky to live — acts of deliberate kindness, acts of random kindness, acts of beautiful kindness — to fill our lives, our relationships, and our world with the kindness we crave.
As kindness chips away at indifference and apathy, kindness creates change.
As kindness counters callousness and cruelty, kindness creates calm.
Kindness can help us form the relationships we want with the people we want in a world that makes us proud.
Kindness can help us be our best and inspire others to be their best, too.
It’s not enough to dream. We must do.
It’s not enough to want. We must work.
It’s not enough to hope. We must help.
Many of us have waited a long time for the future we want to get started — but what if, all this time, the future we want has been waiting for us to get started, too?
Kindness is everything, and it’s way more fun with everyone — so act now:
Better yet — take them all!
Here are the KIE Kindness Challenges:
- The 24 Hour KIE Kindness Challenge
- The “Don’t Break The Chain” KIE Kindness Challenge
- The Traveling KIE Kindness Challenge
- The 30 Day “I Love You” KIE Kindness Challenge
Kindness matters — so do you. Join the action:
Change starts here.
A Rhyme To Remember
Take a KIE Kindness Challenge and you’ll see.
Kindness changes things so beautifully.
May we all be our best,
B. R. Best