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  • Writer's pictureLori Trindade

30 Days of Kindness: Day 15 - Checking In on Someone 🌟💌



Hello, caring souls! 🌸

Welcome to Day 15 of our “30 Days of Kindness” series. Today, we focus on the simple yet profound act of checking in on someone. In our busy lives, it's easy to get caught up in our own worlds, but taking a moment to reach out to someone can make a significant difference. Whether it's a friend you haven't spoken to in a while, a family member, or even a colleague, a quick check-in can show them they're valued and not alone. Ready to extend a caring hand? Let’s check in and spread some kindness! 📬

The Importance of Checking In 🌈

A check-in is more than just a conversation; it's an offer of support, a sign that you care, and a way to strengthen connections. It tells the person that they're in your thoughts and that you're there for them if they need someone to talk to.

Ideas for Checking In on Someone 💌

1. Send a Thoughtful Message:
- A text, email, or even a handwritten letter saying, "I've been thinking of you, and I just wanted to see how you're doing," can brighten someone's day.
2. Make a Call:
- Sometimes, a phone call can be more personal and meaningful. Hearing a friendly voice can be incredibly comforting.
3. Ask Open-Ended Questions:
- Encourage them to share how they're feeling by asking open-ended questions. "What's been on your mind lately?" or "How have you been feeling about everything going on?"
4. Offer Specific Help:
- If you know they've been going through a tough time, offer specific ways you might be able to help. Sometimes people hesitate to ask for what they need.
5. Plan a Visit or Outing:
- If possible, arrange to spend some quality time together. A change of scenery and good company can be a great mood booster.
6. Listen Actively:
- If they choose to open up, listen actively and without judgment. Sometimes, all someone needs is to feel heard and understood.
7. Follow Up:
- Let them know this isn’t a one-off check-in. Follow up after your initial conversation to reinforce your support.
8. Share Resources:
- If they're facing a particular challenge, and you know of resources that could help, share that information with them.

Reflecting on the Connection 🌟

After checking in, take a moment to reflect on the interaction. How did it make you and the other person feel? How might this act of kindness strengthen your relationship and support network?

The Ripple Effect of Caring 🌊

Your simple act of checking in can have far-reaching effects. It can provide comfort, foster a deeper connection, and perhaps inspire them to reach out to others, creating a ripple effect of care and kindness.

Join me tomorrow for Day 16, where we'll explore the generosity of sharing your skills with others. Let's continue to touch lives and show that we care, one check-in at a time.

With love, thoughtfulness, and a sprinkle of care,
Lori
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