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02 November 2020
Words by Andy Smallman / Artwork by Fish Astronaut
Do Something Kind For Someone You Love

Doing something kind for someone you love is an opportunity to relax a little after what may have surprised people last week, completing a kind act for yourself.

Having said that, I know that it's sometimes hard to complete a kind act for those we love for several reasons:

  • we may already be doing kind things for those closest to us so having a suggestion to do something may come across as an unnecessary challenge
  • we may take for granted some of the kind things we do
  • we may actually not want to do anything additional (we might love them but perhaps don't like them much in a given moment, day, or week)
  • we may think an act in response to this prompt needs to be something big

On that note, I regularly stress that small acts of kindness are often the most significant. Small acts for those we love require paying careful attention. Timing can really add to these acts, too.

As you move forward, look for those small acts of kindness you can do for those people you love. These definitely come back as kind acts to yourself. They make you feel good and they help build stronger relationships with those closest to you. The stronger these relationships are, the stronger you become and the more positive impact you carry in the world. 

After having completed your act, summarize it for yourself in some way. Was this action easier than doing something kind for yourself? 

If so, try to do another kind act for yourself this week AND a kind act for someone you love.

With connection & warmth,


Kind Living inspires people to both recognize
and engage in acts of ordinary kindness.

Copyright © 2020 Andy Smallman, All rights reserved.

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