live:kind is the 2019 TED initiative to celebrate 100 years of family ministries in the Seventh-day Adventist church. The initiative invites everyone in your churches and families to commit to 100 acts of kindness to people outside their home.
live:kind invites everyone in your churches and families to commit to 100 acts of kindness to people outside their home in 2019. That is about one act of kindness a week for people at work, strangers, neighbours, etc. and one act of kindness a week for people in your local church, especially those you don’t know so well. Also, its a great a idea to do at least one act of kindness a day for every person in your home!
Why kindness? Kindness creates a healthy foundation for every relationship. When we are kind to others it is good for our physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing. When people are kind to each other there are fewer arguments. And when we are kind to each other, people can see and feel God’s love in action.
Click on the links below for:
- Kind things you can do when you live alone
- Kind things you can do at work
- Kind things children can do at home
- Kind things you can do at school
- Kind things you can do at church
- Kind things you can do in your local community
- Kind things you can do for your spouse
- Kind things you can do for free
- Kind things you can do from your own home
- Kind things you can do for your neighbour
- Kind things parents can do for their children
- Kind things you can do for your pastor
- Kind things students can do at college or university
- Kind things you can do when you are travelling
In a time of crisis, it can be a gift of incredible kindness to call someone and just listen to them, especially if they are alone, distressed, frightened and anxious. Here are some resources to sharpen your listening skills and infuse them with kindness. There are some handouts and the recording of a live Zoom seminar on listening skills created by Karen Holford (family therapist) and Helgi Jónssen (our health director and psychiatrist). It’s not a polished presentation, but it will help you to be a channel of God’s love when you are listening to others in crisis. We hope that you find this useful. If you would like to translate these materials, please email [email protected] to access the original non-pdf files.
Listening Well – training:
This project is being developed. Come back and check this space for kindness journal pages, kindness devotionals and inspiration, stories of kindness, children’s live:kind log page, and much more