Yesterday was the official start of Random Acts of Kindness Week, which runs through Saturday.
(If you missed my Saturday post, you may want to go back to read about my favorite RAK, plus some RAK ideas for you this week. And check out my FREE printable with many more ideas for you and/or your family!)
We shouldn’t need a specific week as a reminder to be kind. While it will be fun to do random acts of kindness this week, we should also practice infusing more kindness into our lives all year long.
To help inspire you, I have three books to recommend that offer challenges for changing your relationships, how your kindnesses can really make an impact, and how kindness can be built into the framework of who you are.
3 Books to Inspire More Kindness into Your Life
The Kindness Challenge: Thirty Days to Improve Any Relationship (2016)
Author Shaunti Feldhahn has determined that after extensive research, kindness really is a superpower, and it can “change any relationship, make your life easier and better, and transform our culture.” In this book, she offers self-assessments, day to day tips, a 30-day challenge and specific kindness ideas. Great to do together as a family, or group.
The Simple Difference: How Every Small Kindness Makes a Big Impact (2021)
Author Becky Keife helps answer the question we often ask ourselves: at the end of the day, can one person really make an impact at all? By letting God change you and work through you in the midst of your ordinary days, you will focus more on seeing the people in front of you, and be able to make a small, intentional extravagant act of kindness at a time.
Kind is the New Classy (2018)
Is it possible to be kind in Hollywood? Candace Cameron Bure writes how kindness is built into the framework of who we are – practicing the fruits of the spirit. It isn’t just an act that you do randomly, but how to incorporate it in life choices, career, relationships and personal goals. She shares her thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to stay centered while practicing radical kindness and graciousness to others. Definitely worth the read.
Another book that I found that may be worthy of a look: Random Acts of Kindness: 365 Days of Good Deeds, Inspired Ideas and Acts of Goodness (2020). This book tells true stories about acts of kindness and generosity of spirit, suggestions for living more compassionately and inspirational quotes. At the time of this post, you can purchase a Kindle copy for just $2.99.
What books have you read lately that have inspired you? Let me know in the comments!
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