In February, I invited others to join me in a 28-Day Lovingkindness Challenge. I posted on social media daily ideas for ways we can engage in kindness. If you didn’t see these suggestions, you can find them all here on the 1,000 Mitzvahs FB page. Some that really resonated with others were February 5th, Call someone you’ve been thinking about but haven’t spoken to in a while. Reconnect. February 13th, Acknowledge a widow/widower with a surprise for Valentine’s Day. February 16th, Lighten someone’s load today.
All of the ideas are evergreen so perhaps you’ll find one that moves you today.
If you were tuned in last Sunday night to the 89th annual Oscar awards ceremony, you witnessed an unprecedented and beautiful example of lovingkindness in action.
Last summer, during the Olympics in Rio, we were witness to another example of a lovingkindness. When New Zealand Distance runner Nikki Hamblin and US runner Abbey D’Agostino collided during the 500 meter race, D’Agostino pulled her fellow Olympian up to her feet. She chose to help another athlete, someone she didn’t even know, despite the fact that it meant losing her own chance at a medal.