We’re into a new month already, which means it’s time for another bucket list life dare. This month is about taking action on those kind, uplifting ideas you’ve had for making another person’s day better.
One of my struggles is in making the shift from being a person who wants to be more generous, thoughtful, and kind, to actually acting that way more often. I’ll think to myself, I should send a card to so-and-so to let them know I’m thinking of them or praying for them. And then a day goes by, and a week. And nothing happens. I forget until I’ve lost the inspiration or prime opportunity to do it.
Or I hear someone’s reaction to having their Starbuck’s drive-through order paid for by the person in front of them. I don’t think, I wish someone would pay for my order. Because that’s not what excites me about these stories. What I think is, I should do that someday.
Well, just like my other Bucket List Life Dares (which you can find collected on the Bucket List Life Dare page), the purpose of this month’s dare is to help us make someday happen now. In October.
So while there may be an official Random Act of Kindness Week, I’m challenging us to make random acts of kindness happen this month. Why? Because I think collectively we could pad the lists of things others will be thankful for this month if we get out there and shower the world with kindness. And I’ll bet we’ll have more to be grateful for too.
I don’t have a particular idea in mind for my own response to this dare. Instead, I am preparing myself to seize the moment when it comes. One thing I’ve learned in my adventures in bucket list living is that when you focus your attention on something – in this case, finding a random act of kindness to commit – you’ll be poised to recognize it when it presents itself. So I’m ready!
How about you? Are you game to join this month’s Bucket List Life Dare? Is there a Random Act of Kindness on your Bucket List? Or is simply the action of committing a RAK on your list? Make this the month it happens!