The purpose of the #AmericaIsKind Challenge is simple: We want to spread kindness, gratitude and acts of good while highlighting the work of great charities.
We want to start a wildfire of kindness and positivity online and in everyday life. So if you are tired of negativity, strife & division—especially on social media—There are two ways to take the #AmericaIs Kind Challenge:
#1: On social media, SHARE an ACT OF KINDNESS you have witnessed with the tag #AmericaIsKind, then PAY IT FORWARD by doing a random act of kindness for a stranger. TAG 3-5 friends to take the #AmericaIsKind Challenge to keep the acts of good going.
#2: Participate in the 30-day #AmericaIsKind Challenge, where we are turning our #GratefulToGood by practicing gratitude and acts of kindness every day for a month. You can find the daily gratitude, acts of good, and highlighted charities HERE. Jump in or out any day...whenever you find the challenge is the perfect time to begin.
Theme: Education Charity of the Day: DonorsChoose.org Gratitude: “I am grateful for the ability to read this sentence, and for all the teachers who helped me along the way.” See post for Acts of Good.
Theme: Communication Do-Gooder of the Day: The World Needs More Love Letters. Gratitude: “I am grateful for my ability to communicate and in doing so, make a positive difference in the life of a loved one, co-worker, or stranger.” See post for Acts of Good.
Theme: Freedom Charity of the Day: The Wounded Warrior Project Gratitude: “I am grateful for the military members who fought for my freedoms.” Act of Good: Send a letter of thanks to a soldier or veteran.
Theme: ARTS Charity of the Day: ARTWORKS Gratitude: “I am grateful for the arts in my community.” Act of Good: Make something—anything!— a card, a flower arrangement, a painting, a Lego sculpture for a friend who could use some cheering up.
#AMERICAISKIND DAY : DAY EIGHTEEN
Theme: SCIENCE Charity of the Day: The National Girls Collaborative Project Gratitude: “I am grateful for the night sky, and for all we know about our solar system thanks to scientists.” Acts of Good or...tweet thanks to @AstroPeggy
Theme: FOOD Charity of the Day: The International Basket Brigade Gratitude: “I am grateful to be able to put food on the table for my family this Thanksgiving- and every other day of the year. ” Acts of Good
During the year I explored 30 religions, I found KINDNESS and GRATITUDE present in every faith. In spite of our many differences, these qualities unite us.
Later, through a yearlong battle with clinical depression, I discovered that practicing KINDNESS and GRATITUDE are two of the scientifically-proven ways to defeat depression and increase happiness.
Coincidence? I don’t think so!
The #AmericaIsKind Challenge is intended to inspire the practice of kindness and gratitude, unite Americans with the things we have in common, help others who may be struggling with depression, and remind us all that America is kind because Americans are kind.
Reba Riley is the author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: One Woman’s Desperate, Funny, Healing Journey To Explore 30 Religions By Her 30th Birthday, the 2016 memoir Elizabeth Gilbert calls: “Hilarious, courageous, provocative, profound...Reba Riley brings the light for seekers of all paths. If Eat Pray Love had a gutsy, wise, funny little sister, it would be Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome.” She is a motivational speaker, blogger, and television contributor. You can find her online on Facebook Instagram Twitter