Ready to Spread Kindness to Others? Join the 14-Day Kindness Challenge!

This is the announcement post for the 14-Day Kindness Challenge for Nov 2012 where hundreds of participants from around the world get together in spirit to do 14 acts of kindness over 14 days. The challenge is now over, but you can do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all Kindness Challenge tasks and posts.

Join the Kindness Challenge!

Do you enjoy spreading kindness to others?

Do you like being a kind person to others?

Do you see yourself as a beacon of kindness in this world?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then the Kindness Challenge is for you!! :)

Come 1 November 2012, I will be kicking off the 14-Day Kindness Challenge, where all of us will.get together to do kind acts every day for 14 days! If you are excited about the idea and you want to be a part of the process, then read on!! :D

Introducing: The November Kindness Challenge!

Since 2010, I have been conducting regular challenges at PE, where everyone gets together each month to perform a challenge, ranging from living a better life, to becoming a better person, to.being more positive, to living a healthier life. The regulars here at PE would know the drill!

After stopping public challenges since six months ago, I thought this is a perfect chance to launch a new challenge and rally everyone at PE together to live a better life again! A kindness challenge would be perfect to help spread the message of kindness to everyone and get us going in being kinder people!

Besides, with World Kindness Day coming up in November 13*, Thanksgiving in November and Christmas coming up soon in December, what better time to launch a kindness challenge than now? :)

* Update Oct 26, ’12: I absolutely didn’t know that World Kindness Day is on Nov 13 when I created the November Kindness Challenge! It was only when a reader brought it to my attention that I realized it. How serendipitous is that??

It doesn’t matter whether you think that you are a kind person or not. Even for those of you who think you are already quite kind, the Kindness Challenge will still apply to you, for there is always propensity for us to be kinder people! No matter how kind you think you are, there is always room for improvement, room to be kinder. It’s all about challenging your limits and expanding your comfort zone!

What’s Going To Happen?

  1. Starting 1 November, which is Day 1 of the challenge, I will post a daily task (an act of kindness) on Personal Excellence (the very site you are reading now), for 14 days. The tasks for each day will be different, and will range from something…
    •  …as simple as giving your seat up to someone who needs it more than you to, to…
    • …actions surrounding people in our daily lives like giving a genuine compliment and writing thank-you notes to people you appreciate, to…
    • …more elaborate acts like writing a letter to someone who has made a real difference in your life and paying more attention to someone you have never thought of speaking to.
  2. Your task as the participant is to perform the task within the day itself.
  3. After you complete the task, share your results in the comments section of that day’s entry. Things to share include:
    1. Your experience doing the act of kindness
    2. How you felt when doing the act
    3. The response you received after doing the act (if applicable)
    4. Anything else you want to share.
  4. Throughout the day, you can read the results posted by other participants in the challenge as they do the same act of kindness. There are various ways you can interact with other participants:
    1. Comments sections of the daily task entries themselves.
    2. Twitter, where participants can connect with others via the hashtag Kindness Challenge.
  5. The daily task postings will stop on 14 November, the 14th day. A roundup post will be posted on 15 Nov where you will get to share your experience after being a beacon of kindness for two weeks, as well as create your plan to fully integrate kindness into your moving forward.

How To Sign Up!

Participation is 100% free! :D

  1. Reply to this post now with your intention to sign up!
  2. Get a friend to join the challenge with you! This is not compulsory to sign up, but I really think that it will make the challenge a lot more fun and richer! My challenge to you is to
    1. Tell a friend or family member (just ONE person; if you want to share it with more people, you are welcome to do so!!) about the Kindness Challenge happening on Nov 1st!
    2. Share this page with him/her/them so he/she/they can read the details, and
    3. Get him/her/them to sign up officially (via replying to the post) so that both/all of you can do it together!

Blog About Your 14-Day Kindness Journey!

For those of you who run a blog, I encourage you to blog about your experience with the Kindness Challenge from 1 Nov through 15 Nov! Share about the challenge with your readers, then write about your experience with each task starting from Day 1, 1 Nov. This will add a layer of accountability for yourself, and also let you serve as an inspirational example to your own readers as they see your results from performing each kind act!

Read more: Blog about Your 14-Day Kindness Journey!

Spread the Word!! Let Others Know of Your Participation!!

I implore you to spread the word about the November Kindness Challenge to others! Let’s spread the message of kindness to as many people as we can!!!

Spread the word via emailing this announcement/link to a friend, sharing the announcement Facebook, retweeting on Twitter (with hashtag: Kindness Challenge), and posting on your blog if you own a blog! The more people we can get to join the challenge, the more explosive the challenge will be for us!

(Convenient share buttons can be found at the bottom of the post. :) )

Ensure You Get All Updates on the Challenge

To ensure that you don’t miss out on any updates regarding the challenge, below are several channels to keep you in the loop.

1. Newsletter

Subscribe for the Personal Excellence newsletter to receive the daily tasks directly into your inbox on the day itself, starting Nov 1.

On top of that, you will also get you 2 members-exclusive ebooks, 101 Things To Do Before You Die and Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time, and a life-time access of free personal excellence articles as part of your PE subscription. :)

2. RSS Feed

If you read RSS feeds, subscribe to the RSS Feed so each task will load up on your feed reader on the day itself.

3. Social Media

If you are on Facebook and/or Twitter, join my Facebook Page, and follow me on Twitter (@celestinechua). I will post updates on the challenge there in real time, so it is a great chance to connect with me plus other participants on the challenge!

Get Ready to Rock the Challenge!!

Are you ready to be kinder than you have ever been? Get ready for the first task come Nov 1! :) Remember to share the challenge with your friends and family on your social media channels and get them to sign up with you! Let’s get rolling in a week’s time! :)

Update on Nov 14 ’13: The kindness challenge is now over: we had an amazing run with 810 participants, so thank you all of you for your wonderful participation! While the challenge is over, you can still do it in your own time. Start off with Day 0′s task with a friend/family member: Get at least ONE Friend / Family Member to Join the Challenge!

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  • Celes

    This is the official participants list for 14-Day Kindness Challenge starting Nov 1, 2012!

    Sign ups is now over, but you can still take part in the challenge in your own time! Visit the overview page with the list of all the tasks:

    FINAL Participant Count: 810!!

    #1-10: Celes, Allison, Lennon, Appu, Sahul, Jen, Bilal Kamoon, Vicky, Sherry, Kimberly
    #11-20: Janet, tams, John Michael Broussard, Emma, Terrye, Hetal _S, Abinaya, Mahbouba, Brittany Fearon, Ganesh
    #21-30: Susan, Nix, Lisa, Shivawn, Amatera, Gunjan, Tracey N., Wilda , Farrah, heather
    #31-40: Leyla Jordan, Bobbi , Jesse Teverbaugh, Shiroh, Too_Much, Linda, Heike, Brigitte, Pat, Jan
    #41-50: Marius, Sheryl, Radu, Stacy, Aline, Amy, tsholofelo, Victoria Harrah, Rico, Theo
    #51-60: Kaushik, Chelle, leeloo, Hallmmmy, Jennifer Miller, P.Callychurn., Joyce, Teresa Shaver, Pierre , Winter Snow
    #61-70: Jennifer Miller, Ale, Melanie Scalley, Max, Chelle, beli, beli, Rayanne Stemmler, wanxuan, Bill Van Hall
    #71-80: Eva, steffany, Madelaine, Jana, laura odom, Glenn, LeeM, Sara, Annie, Kim
    #81-90: Rachel, Stephanie, linette, linette uys, Celayne, Tina, Desiree Garcia, Shayan, Kat, Kat
    #91-100: Kat L., Katherine Luke, Terri, felicia, Sharon, Kate, Debbie Scott, Prairie, Claudia, Alyris
    #101-110: felicia, Becki, Ley, Eileen, Bill Van Hall, Amanda, Xhensila, christine, Michael, Netta
    #111-120: g, Melody, mike bebb, Joni, Lexi, Hendro, Patricia Dondlinger, fufu, Steve, Alexa
    #121-130: Corey, Deanna, Spirit, Bob, Susan, felicia, felie, Brenda Pancratz, Tina Timmons, Lynn
    #131-140: karrolle, Diane, Jehico, Debbie, Jeremiah, Lifetolove, Marie, Jess Meyer, Ron More, Atira
    #141-150: ShelbyMc, maria, vibha, Rach, Usha, Samantha, Lynda, Ross, James, Patricia Papenfus
    #151-160: abdulhamid, Ninschubur, Arpita, May, Zanja, Siddhartha Roy, nontando, Sue Sabatowski, Coco20, lee
    #161-170: Neha, Amt, Racheal, Tracy, Matthew, Sindri Björnsson, Lakeitha, Sharie, Kathy, Dena
    #171-180: keri valente, angelina ann, Sharon, Squiggle, Suzanne, Lulu, Heather, Becky, Nafiza j, Audrey
    #181-190: Moira, Angie-lee, Dillon, lisa thorp, Ellie, Denise Mills, Ashish, Ken, moka, linette
    #191-200: Leny Keo, Dee, Rochelle, AndzSA, Laurina, Lisa, Jen Zappo, Stephanie, Jane, Robin
    #201-210: Apple, Shari Jennings, Shari’s Husband, Shari’s Son, Lisa L, ioana, Celi, Emily, Winter Hankins, Sian R
    #211-220: JadePenguin, Faby, Katherine G., Katherine, Kaye, Liz (Boynton Beach, FL), Karen, Fenella, Woody, Michael
    #221-230: Jodi, Amy, StorageGurl, Mel, Ronda Bowen, Dave, Elton, Alta, boon, Kylie_Mac
    #231-240: Amanda, Emo, krazykansaskitty, Xanthe, Grace, Karen Baker, Hang, Hang’s Friend Tom, Karin, Joanne
    #241-250: Marcia, Mirthe, JOYICHEN THOMAS, Sanjay, Attila, Ining, Zell, ketka zva, Blaine, alison
    #251-260: nontando, Debora, Janey, PKay, Stella, Dona, Bella, Marie, Dr.Punam, ASLO
    #261-270: Miss Elf, sandra, Mary Levine-PENN, Kristin, Anna, Kim, airynne, Ashwin.v, shital, Barbara
    #271-280: cindy, Trish, punam, apratim, Candy, Dezzy, Jason Pablow, divya, Vasundhara, Okane
    #281-290: Bryan, Hulda, Amy, Anne, Karen, jola, kalina, Tina h, angel_keeper43, Razvan Toma
    #291-300: Sheebs, PrinceAss, Nikkiko, violetz, Bala, Martin Tsachev, Frantz, Melia, tam, Di Kennard
    #301-310: Jenn Forbes, chpsusan, Kathy, Nimi, Ahmed, sheri, Veena Naik, justine, Sindri Björnsson’s Dad, Joe
    #311-320: Kara, Mitra, Mark Ziebarth, cecile, Anjali, Rosie, Fay, Mansi, Bird, Donna
    #321-330: Anabel, Miste Anders-Clemons, Shota G., Freespiritedlovechild, Yongjue Tan, Mary, Julfonda, Rita, Marge, Cary
    #331-340: Cathleen Teoh, Mike Long, Dave DmmBenz, Joe, Royce, Natalie Sloot, Otakar Hulka, anuj grover, Raeesa Simjee, Nadja
    #341-350: Adeline, Dolly Yeo, CWigs, Caitlin, Rebecca, Anu, Sandy, Sarah, Rachel, Lelani
    #351-360: Leahr, Keith, Calen, Daniel Maya, Larisa, Pritesh, Megan Festin, Ce, Paula, Tia
    #361-370: Dan Garner, Joyce, Klange, sharon, Leah, Wouter, Bette, enoch osei, William Oh, Jennifer
    #371-380: Vicki P, Joanne, Toni, ab, hendri, PAW, Linh, Lisa, Daria, ashley bx
    #381-390: Mary Ann Case, enperumal, Ozcaveman, Chan, BonnieB, Josie, Patrick Chan, Liz, Teresa, Ngee Key
    #391-400: dave, Sam, Diane, Megan, Aneesha, swati kakade, Angele, Luvena, mrs, Jenne
    #401-410: Kay Nana, Taimi, Nadia, Corinne Harding, Brenda, Alex, GMA, Deb Nicholls, Ragavan
    #411-420: Cristina, Fiailoa, Nicole, shirley hasson, shirley hasson friend 1, shirley hasson friend 2, shirley hasson 3, RioX, Mel, Inidra
    #421-430: Prasenjit, Alvin Nio, Brendan, Susan, Pam, Anamika, Brijendra, Sheryl, Jackson Nyarko, Christine
    #431-440: Charlie, Christine, Sheryl Heff, Diane, Teresa, Catrina, Subramaniam S, Sheila D., Johnson, Page
    #441-450: Megan Festin, Patrick, St. Boniface Community and Development Group, Aline, Lesilly, Stacy, Heleen, David Anderson, Melissa, Julronimo
    #451-460: Viraj Patel, Soo, Binod, Megan, Kevin, Felice White, Kelisi, Roman Walley, Tammy, Sharon
    #461-470: Beth Lucas, Barbara Mayers, Marina, Melissa g, Georgia, KimP, Lynn, Maggie, Emma Ennis, Akshay
    #471-480: Akshay’s mother Luvena, Darryl Mizer, Leanne, LaTonsha Cravens, Chantelle Ennis, Thimbelina, Chris, Eve, Truanna, Caroline Ennis
    #481-490: Lisanne Wilcox, Ron, Heather Kits, ChristiW, Olivia, Amanda Massarella, podivin.o.plamen, Patterner, Kydon, PAW
    #491-500: Marie Edwards, Nisha, Gail, Kimberly Smih, Heatherly, Melissa, Sharon Shiraz, cadabra00, Michelle Clarke, Irene
    #500-510: Alicia, Tara M, Donald, Becca Lucas, I.A., Coutney, Katrina, James Brown, Cassi Crum, Jade
    #511-520: Becky, Gina Kennedy, Stacey Massulik, Daphne, Tameka Franco, Atarah Rumph, Fufu’s gf, Nahida, Krissy, Qin Tang
    #521-530: MIRIAM, Afiq Karim, KELLEY, Krishnakumari, Cat, Kristen, Jitender, Ash, Ezza, El
    #531-540: Lee, Lindsay, Don, sheriff, Crystal, Chestnut, Epsie, Ad, Natasha Doren, Brendan
    #541-550: Chris Wigg, Lucy, Tamara, Isa Machado, Carol, Deirdre, Deanna, Nadine, Teresa, Miriam
    #551-560: Kelli, Abraham, Gloria, Terry, Sharon, Nick, Rose, Rose’s husband Terry, Jayann, Jenn GD
    #561-570: Brenda, Trey, Deborah, Barbara W, Nina, Yvonne, Jody, Jen, Anca, Kay
    #571-580: Michelle, Sergio, Narmin, Laura Jean, Sharon Warner, Martina Valentová, Jess, Netta, Naomi Alipio, Cheree
    #581-590: Lily D, DeeAnna Adkins, Rada J, Ibrahim, Honey Erna, Karen, Jaime, Abdulahi Issa, Lauren, Marcu Alexandra
    #591-600: Dascalu Iulia, Toni, Areqa, Madalina, Carole Maclean, Sherea, Ludger, Margaret, Louise, Montserrat
    #601-610: Jamie, Lil Deb, Susan B, Rose, Sherry, Tebogo, Cindy, Monique, Sharon, Carol Sturgeon
    #611-620: Kristen Whitchard, Cindy, Mei Law, Heather, Rosa, Rebekah Arndt, JoAnn, Mabel Del Rosario, Vania, Cesar Abarientos
    #621-630: Cesar Abarientos, Cathy, Wilson Vargas, Si xian, Tiffany Reynolds, WorkingtowardPE, Mhaila, Albert, May, Jackson Nyarko
    #631-640: Zafer, Belynda Miller, Joshua, Anderson, Helga, Johannes, Kind, Heather Gibson, Heather Gibson’s Mom, Thea
    #641-650: Alice, David Ekren, Monisha, Soh vil, johannes Van staveren, OSAMUYIMEN. AJAYI, Tami, Becky, Nancy Lopez, Jamie
    #651-660: Louise, SholaOguns, Juliana, Colleen, Orrin, Sonietcka, Orrin, Matthew F, Philip, Joanna
    #661-670: Cholly, Karen, Deb Hentschell, Karen Locking, Eleanor, Stephanie Mandarino, Sharon, Wei Kung, Claire R, Joe
    #671-680: Gwenny, Susan, Tamara, Viola, Irene, Tanya, Jo Casey, Tina, Sunny369, Carolyn Brundage
    #681-690: Ross, Hassanreza Masjedi, April danner, Kim Taylor Knight, Catherine, Mary, Dayna, Heide, Elena, Ted
    #691-700: Sal, Roxanne, Rpablo, Agnes, Susan, TINA THOMAS, Faith, Divya Singh, Mama Mia, Doree
    #701-710: Janhavi, Julie Beille-Foltz, Eugenia, Honey Erna, Diane Carmelle, Frances Jarrett, Monica Garcia, Angee, Lori
    #711-720: Bailey, Fauzia Qania, TUMUSIIME BRENDA, Cary, Roxanne, cathy, Genesee Larche, Sereana, FrndshpAlgrithm, Dianne
    #721-730: Ray, Connie Preu, Gabrielle Michel, Francia, Stacy H, Cindy, Vani, Melinda, Elsie J, apple
    #731-740: Skye Ferguson, mandy, Rachel, melanie, Carl Schaumburg, Maria Blowe, JMSC, Carmen Isais, Susan, LiShien
    #741-750: joyce, OBIOHA GODSPOWER L., Tegz, Vero, Brandy R, ccavescave, Dip, Cheryl, Paul Gitonga, Gitonga
    #751-760: Adina, Sam Rayala, VickiB, Aida, Tamika Jeanette Wright, Just Joan, Helen, Njokshan, C, Dr Bola Aromiwura
    #761-770: Jing Wang, Angie N, Kenneth, Johannes Van Staveren, Yira, Satish, Winmama, Jen, Mike Pouraryan
    #771-780: Eric Devoll, Sam, Kely, Meagan Burns, Lara Muir, Jean, Sharon Hammon, Rebecca Barnes, Papuda, Prakash H Gadiya
    #781-790: Ritika, Cassie502, Angela, Shama, Andrew Carroll, Sarah, Kathi, Mia, Talia, Erin McDonald
    #791-800: Cari, Susan, Melissa, Dania Percy, Michael Percy, Maryne, David Augustine, Clay, Irina, Ashley low
    #801-810: VIKAS KUMAR SINGH, Linda, Caroline Bakker, Steph Abbott, Shruti Kansal, Debbie, Maheen, Jackson Nyarko, Mischa, c3 Ahillion

  • Celes

    I’m up first! Let’s rock the upcoming month of November and be beacons of kindness to people all around us! :D :dance:

  • Allison

    I totally want to join! :love:

  • Lennon

    Lol this should be fun. ok i’m in.

  • Appu

    I want to join :dance:

  • Sahul

    Im in to make a difference :bow:

  • Jen

    I think that everyone needs to join….as for me, I’m in 100%!

  • Bilal Kamoon

    I’m in!

  • Vicky

    Fantastic idea! Count me in!

  • Sherry

    This would give us all a reason to start a trend, a wonderful trend. Make the world a better place.

  • Kimberly

    Count me in as well!

  • Janet

    Count me in

  • tams

    This is an amzing idea

  • John Michael Broussard

    I’d love to participate! Would make a great article on my blog!

  • Emma

    sounds intriguing – looking forward to it.

  • Terrye

    I look forward to this challenge ! I enjoyed the last challenge that I participated in.
    This is my first time back since that challenge!

  • Hetal _S

    Would LIke to take this up :rolleyes:

  • Abinaya

    I totally want to join! :)
    All ready to be KINDER in November :))
    I’d love to write new posts about it everyday on my blogs! :)

  • Mahbouba

    Count me in:)

  • Brittany Fearon

    cant wait to start the challenge!