I spent my week working on being kind without expecting anything in return just as the challenge specified. I must admit that it was a lot of fun for me. What I realized is that although I didn’t expect anything in return, the more I expressed kindness to others the better I felt. And that had nothing to do with the reactions of the recipients.
A feeling of joy grew with each small act of kindness that I extended. It didn’t matter if the stranger I spoke to didn’t reciprocate. My spirit was lighter and my outlook was brighter. I could feel the world becoming more peaceful just with that little act of kindness.
The bottom line is that kindness doesn’t cost you anything so give it freely and let joy spread through you.