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Join the Kindness Revolution: Give 29 Gifts in 29 Days

Join the Kindness Revolution: Give 29 Gifts in 29 Days

We’re living in the Age of Entitlement. Take, take, take. Buy, buy, buy. That’s what it frequently seems like anyway. I often wonder why people have become so focused on themselves. Isn’t it time to give back? Then I was reading a friend of mine’s blog. Jo Davidson, songwriter, pianist, journalist and more, interviewed the author of a book called 29 Gifts on Zentertainment Radio. Jo shares some of the interview:

“At age 33 Cami Walker, the author of 29 Gifts, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and the life she knew changed forever. When she was going through some of her most difficult symptoms, she received an uncommon prescription from a friend, an African medicine woman named Mbali Creazzo: Give away 29 gifts in 29 days. Cami was amazed by what unfolded during her month-long journey.”

Now I’m curious. While I’m curious about what Cami received and can’t wait to get my hands on her book, I’m also interested in what I can give.

Some initial thoughts come to mind.  I love to cook and tend to shower my loved ones with healthy breads, baking, curries, and other concoctions I create in the kitchen.  So, food immediately comes to mind.  And then there are the obvious hugs and kind words, giving away the clothes that no longer fit, or extra furniture.  After that, it starts to become a conscious effort.  “What can I give?”

So, here’s the plan:  I want to start a Kindness Revolution.  I’m tired of all the lying, backstabbing, gossiping, and other parasitic characteristics I’ve seen in many people lately.  But, instead of getting even with all those who hurt us, why not join the Kindness Revolution?  Why not raise the bar?  Reach for the highest common denominator instead of dropping to the lowest?  I think kindness is the answer to the world’s ills.  And, I’m hoping you’ll agree.

Over the next 29 days I’m going to be blogging about my experiences as I try to do my part.  Join me, Jo, Cami, Care2.com, and all the others out there who are ready to be part of the solution–the Kindness Revolution. You don’t even have to spend a penny. You can give prayers, smiles, hugs, kind words, a shoulder to cry on, or donate some of your things to people who might need them. There are so many ways we can give of ourselves to transform the world. Let’s face it there are a lot of people who could use some caring and sharing right now.

Please join me in The Kindness Revolution. Isn’t it time we all learned we’re connected, we’re in this together, and that the way we treat each other really does matter? If you’re going to join me in The Kindness Revolution, please add your comments to my article below to let me know.  Let’s raise the roof with good deeds.  And, don’t forget to come back and share how giving transforms your life. I’d love to hear about it. And, I’ll let you know how it goes for me too. Hmmm. I’m not sure what I’ll give today…my husband and fellow Care2 blogger had a 15 hour workday that was pretty difficult. He won’t be in until late tonight so I think I’ll make him a homemade pizza with a gluten-free crust tomorrow. That will be my gift to him for all his hard work and for just being a great husband and person.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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6:06PM PDT on Jun 16, 2014

Kindness...the Gift that Keeps on Giving :)

1:26PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Really nice plan. I am all for spreading a little kindness :-)

4:16PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

very keen article, thanks!

6:18AM PDT on May 20, 2012

thanks! great idea!

11:37AM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

Oops. I meant 'thing to do'.

11:10AM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

I love this idea. Better to think kind thoughts, than negative. And, it's such an easy thing to go.
Thanks!

11:09AM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

thanks

10:04AM PDT on Oct 27, 2011

Somewhat belatedly, I'd like to join. I shall seek out the other article sin this series.

11:36AM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

I WOULD LOVE TO JOIN AND SPREAD THE WORD. GOD BLESS THOSE WHO ARE KIND, CARING, AND GIVING.

3:23PM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

Thank you

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