Catching Our Rainbow

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Kindness Friday

on March 28, 2013

After my last post, Theresa from Journey to the Finish Line and I have decided that we need a kindness Friday. The idea is that every Friday you write a post where you are kind to yourself and fight against some of the negative internal dialogue we all subject ourselves to. People in this community can provide such great support, but the support always seems to go outward–to other people, and it is time fore us to start sending some of that support inward.

This can take lots of different forms, so get creative. Here are some ideas I have thought of if you are unsure of where to start:

  • Confront a specific lie that you tell yourself and write about it. Write about why you tell yourself this lie and why it isn’t true. Then replace it with something else–something encouraging, kind, and maybe even flattering.
  • Write yourself an encouraging letter or comment and post it on your blog.
  • Draw/paint/doodle a kind truth about yourself and put it up where you will see it. It could be as simple as one word. Post a picture of it.
  • Take some time where you pamper yourself and surround yourself with things that make you happy. Do this for no other reason than the fact that you deserve it, and then tell us about it. 
  • Write a post where you tell us all something awesome about you. Don’t be modest, brag on yourself.

I’m looking forward to seeing some of the kindness tomorrow, and on Fridays to come! Also, since I have started writing about hubby’s Crohn’s disease, I seem to have acquired a new group of followers, and I encourage you all to participate as well. A lot of my posts are directed to the IF/loss community, but I know that those suffering from a painful and frustrating disease like Crohn’s could use some kindness as well!

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6 responses to “Kindness Friday

  1. Love this idea! I think I will try to elaborate on it in my blog, though I already have a Friday tradition. Looking forward to reading yours!

    • Please elaborate and spread the word. We could all use it some kindness :o)
      If you already have a Friday tradition, you could have it on another day, like a Monday Kindness Friday. Haha.

  2. April says:

    Heading to be kind now. :)

  3. […] RainbowCatcher and Theresa have come up with a new weekly ritual: Kindness Friday. […]

  4. […] a happy coincidence that Kindness Friday syncs up with the letter […]

  5. […] have not been super consistent with this plan to participate in Kindness Friday, and even though I’m naturally a couple days late I’m taking the better late than never […]

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