this week we will focus on kindness. Small nice things we can do for others, and also to do small things without being discovered. I just love it, give me so much joy and a good feeling. Being kind without expecting anything back.
We made signs that said, “Free Hugs!” and “Do you want a HUG?” (the latter in our native language, Norwegian), hung them around our necks and started walking around down-town here in Fredrikstad…
There were very different hugs that day, some returned really good hugs, others held more distance and for some it was big step to say yes to a hug.
Whether it was a good bear hug or just a little contact on the cheek, it made us feel a change in energy, joy. I was happy and it seemed that those who got hugged were also happy
It is perfectly ok to say no to a hug, we wished them a good day ahead.
Some people hugged for real, not just a polite hug, they embraced us.
We gave hugs to people of all ages. One youth said “this we can do at school tomorrow” Lovely
I think Bibi and I will do this several times
Another side of kindness, is to be kind, do good things for oneself. Often, I find it easier to be kind to others, say positive things and encourage.
Treating myself as my best friend is challenging at times. So for the rest of this week, I want to focus on being kind to myself, as well as being kind to others.