This message is for you, my students, and anyone else reading this page. At the start of 2021, I offered a challenge to all my students, and who anyone else who was listening. The challenge was simple - perform a random act of kindness, of any kind, and then share the act on social media with me and the world.
I think far too often, with the best of intentions, we all do kind things for others, but then stay quiet about it. It seems wrong to share or speak about it, as it feels like that takes away from the act. However, my challenge is to go against that thought, to know it is not being shared for self promotion, but rather to help make demonstrations of kindness more prevalent in our world. They often happen, but we don't see them, instead we see when the opposite occurs far too often.
Now, as we come to the end of 2021, and a new school term begins, I wish to know how many would like to see the challenge continued?
Last time, I offered to throw myself in a snow bank wearing nothing but a swimsuit, if the challenge was met. And, it was, in amazing ways, so into the snow bank I went on Feb 28, 2021 (and yes, it was cold - you can hear that at the end of the video - at the bottom of the page).
So please, respond to this post, let me know if you'd like to see the kindness challenge?
And, if you wish suggest what the stakes should be... do I throw myself into the snow again, do I build a larger snow bank and stay in it longer ... what do you think the stakes should be for accepting the challenge I offer you?
I hope to hear from you, as the challenge is nothing, without you!