This week was literally “A World of Kindness” with MKMMA’ers all over the world focusing on kindness.
I had a slow start to this week. I mentioned in an Alliances post that my husband and I did a “burn and turn” 16-hour drive from MD to OH and back to bring my youngest son his car. However, I did the same thing on Sunday by myself to take him back to school because he wasn’t able to drive his car back that day. We left early Sunday morning; I dropped him off and drove back through by myself (my husband was still working to get his car fixed to try to drive it there that day but unfortunately, it didn’t happen). So, I missed the live webinar. I was very disappointed because I was really looking forward to what would be said about our 2nd makeover week knowing that KINDNESS was our virtue for this week. I mentioned in my post last week that this would be a VERY POWERFUL week with us all focusing on KINDNESS and from all of the comments in our Mastermind; it indeed proved to be.
However, for myself, personally, I was a little disappointed because I expected to observe kindness and becoming more and more aware of acts of kindness immediately as the week began. I don’t know if my anticipation and expectation was too high or if it was just because, as with last week, I worked much of the week from home and had little interactions with the outside world but the week started off slow. I was pleased though that as the week progressed, so did my observations. Although my observations were few, I, myself, was able to exhibit acts of kindness. As mentioned in the webinar from last week, we’re able to practice and become more aware of these virtues because they’re already within us. So, it was a little weird to make mention in the Alliance section of things that I normally do and think nothing of it as an “act of kindness” because to me it’s just the norm. However, I did see how Masterminding comes into play because as I read people’s posts and then reviewed the webinar replay I began to think of ways I can practice KINDNESS that are not the “norm”. So, although we’re moving on to a new virtue this week, RAKs are part of our 5 step progression; it’s a lifestyle commitment so, there will always be opportunities to display KINDNESS and I look forward to being able to do so.
This comes at a perfect time as I’m thinking of a way to serve on our National Day of Service for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday observance on Monday, January 18th. It’s not a holiday for my company but, I always try to take the day off to participate in an observance activity. So, I hope that all those who are able to do so on Monday will PRACTICE KINDNESS and ACT to do something in service for the community.