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Kindness Challenge

Today is June 1st and the official start date for the Kindness Challenge of logging 5,000 kind deeds for the month.  When you have a good story, come back to this post to place your comments about your experience.  I really want you to put as many posts as possible because your stories will help others during the challenge.
Go to the landing page to get detailed instructions at:  http://idontstink.com/index.php?p=idontstink_kindnesschallenge to learn how to issue your own challenge.  This page should be operational by late Monday afternoon June 2nd.

KIND DEEDS INDEED!

June Kindness Challenge:  Can you make a difference?  You feel called to make the world a better place, but when you watch the news you think, “How can one person possibly affect real change?”  You are the answer you seek!  You can make a difference by personally practicing random acts of kindness everyday.  A fun way to track the impact you’re having is to play Bill King’s Kindness Challenge at www.idontstink.com.  (Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Stinks!)  Bill has challenged us to do 5,000 kind acts in June.  Are you up to the challenge?  Every time you do something kind in June, go to www.idontstink.com to log your kind acts and watch the total skyrocket!  No kind act is too small, and together we can make the world a better place, one random act of kindness at a time!

Today I needed to run a few errands.  As I started out, I noticed I was going to need to get gas soon.  I had plenty to do the things I needed to do but something told me to go get gas, so I trusted it.  The moment I started pumping the gas, I heard “thump, thump, thump, thump.”  Before I even looked up, I knew what that sound was, a flat tire.  I walked over to the car where a lady was wondering what was going on.  She rolled down the window and I asked her if I could help.  She was relieved and immediately replied, “YES!”  I finished pumping the gas while she cleaned out her trunk to get to the spare tire.  I changed her tire and as I finished she said, “Thank you so much.  You sure have done your kind deed for today.  This really the qualifies your kind deed for the whole week ahead.”  That was really cool.  I told her she was welcome and drove off.  I was now dirty and sweaty and needed to go back home to clean up a bit.  I didn’t get to all my errands but I sure felt good after doing the kind deed.

As I thought about this incident, I could not help but remember all the times that people showed up to help me when I had car trouble or needed assistance.  My intuition or gut told me not only to get gas, but which gas station to go to.  Since this gas station was in the opposite direction of where I was headed, I probably would have either waited to get gas or get it closer to where my errands where if I hadn’t listened to my intuition.  She was truly grateful just as I was truly grateful for others that helped me.  When you learn to trust your intuition, you will not only transform your life, you will also help lots of people.

Beginning June 1st, I am issuing a Kindness Challenge.  The Challenge will consist of logging 5,000 kind deeds on my Kindness Meter at www.idontstink.com for the month of June.  Get ready to be challenged.  Don’t wait until June 1st, start today.

Love and gratitude,

Bill