What our T-C Rotary Club is able to accomplish is in large part due to the kindness in our T-C and greater Blue Mountains community. Kindness is a key quality of our community that shows strongly even in tough times. We have all lived though much anxiety and stress for over a year now and finally we are starting to see the end of Covid-19 restrictions. Life will now slowly become more "normal" but the need for kindness will continue. So, what better time for a new year-long theme for our T-C Rotary Club and our community!
We want you to help us put kindness at the forefront of our minds, and spread more of it! Let’s be kinder to ourselves and recognize those who make a difference in our lives with their kindness.
What is Kindness? What does it look and feel like to you?
Kindness fills us up and warms our hearts, especially during these times of separation and physical distancing. The world and our community can always use a little more kindness, and it all starts with you! Take time for you and do what you need to, to take care of yourself. So take the time to curl up with a good book, go for a quiet walk or a run every day, do what you enjoy, or take a long hot bath at night to relax.
Being kind to ourselves allows us to feel at peace, be happier and more motivated, and be more compassionate towards others. We are all coping with a lot right now, and we need to remember to take care of ourselves, and others. Showing kindness to others could be smiling and looking someone in the eye when asking them how they are doing, and actually stopping to really listen to their response. It also could be checking in on your neighbour during this long and difficult time, or even buying a coffee for the stranger in line behind you, without needing acknowledgement. Additionally, kindness could be making sure an injured animal is cared for, or planting a pollination garden for bees. Kindness is all of this, and so much more!
Have some fun with it, and take part in our Community Kindness Challenge activities - different ones every month!
Check back regularly for new activities and announcements or follow us on Facebook or Instagram - just click the links on the left. Our first activity will be announced July 1st. And you can download our Kindness Tracker to track your kindness, to yourself and others (link is at the bottom of this page).
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” - Scott Adams (yes, that Scott Adams, the one of "Dilbert" fame).