There are three c’s I hold dear in my heart: coffee, chats and carbs.
(We will leave carbs out of this post, even though I think the creation of bread is truly mankind’s greatest act of kindness.)
Today’s act of kindness is simple. One that almost anyone can afford, but that I don’t think I do often enough. I treated a friend to coffee, but more importantly, I listened to her without yammering on about my own shit.
Full disclaimer: I am an interrupter. I love jumping into a story to say my piece. Not necessarily because I’m rude or am not interested in listening, I just get overexcited and want to contribute. Sorry, friends! Working on it.
I let her vent, express her frustrations, got caught up on her recent boy dramzzz and focused on making her the centre of my attention. With my iPhone securely stored in my purse, I devoted that hour to listening, ensuring that I only provided sage wisdom when explicitly prompted.
This is an act of kindness that I will be repeating regularly – booking it right into my work calendar. My friend left the conversation, noticeably happier, thanking me for the opportunity to get everything off her chest.
And with that, it’s a wrap on Day 6. Full steam ahead into the weekend!
Total Kindness Cost: $2
If you have any ideas for acts of kindness or want to share your own story, holler at me in the comments or contact me directly!