21-day Kindness Challenge: days 13-15

21-day kindness challenge

Whew! I fell a little behind on posting this week. Let’s recap the past few days:

Day thirteen: “Be a more conscious consumer”–I try to buy my books used from the library or the thrift store instead of shopping new, and we shop locally whenever we can. My local natural foods store just celebrated their fifteen-year anniversary, so I headed down there for groceries and to say hi to the friendly staff.

Quote: “Buy less. Choose well.”  — Vivienne Westwood

Day fourteen: “Practice deep listening”–my husband and I try to sit and talk about our day each morning or evening when we see each other. It’s a relief for the person talking to get their day off their chest, but that requires the other person to truly listen instead of tuning out and nodding through the conversation.

Quote: “When we listen to people, our language softens. Listening may be the cardinal act of giving… I think it is the source of peace.”  — Paul Hawken

Day fifteen: “Share a homemade meal with someone”–I’m making burritos to share with a coworker!

Quote: “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”  — Jane Howard

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