Last week I embarked on a project with my friend, Rebekah at We Live Inspired, called The Praise Project. The idea was solely Rebekah’s, and she asked me if I would be interested in participating with her. We exchanged emails for a few weeks about the project, such as ideas, rules and plans.
Rebekah came up with these rules for The Praise Project:
- I will try to use my words to only say positive things, kind things, speak praises over people, compliment them and let them know how I feel or how much I appreciate them.
- I will reach out to people and let them know how important they are, how I appreciate them and also freely give compliments. I am going to make a point to say everything food I notice about people this week.
- I may have to wear a rubber band around my wrist or something to remind myself because my goal is to not utter one derogatory thing to the people I come in contact with.
- If an issue arises that needs to be addressed that may not be in a positive light, I will address it but try to be mindful of how I am responding.
- I will take notes on a pocket notepad, on my phone or computer so that I can document what happens around me during the project.
- I can achieve these actions in various ways. The most effective will be in person, but also phone calls, texts, email, Facebook, etc. all counts.
- Finally, I will keep this project a secret!
Goal: To spread sunshine around and hopefully bring joy to people. I am interested to see if it improves morale in the environments I am in and how this affects all of the relationships around me.
During the month of November, I am participating in the National Blog Posting Month, also known as NaBloPoMo, hosted by BlogHer. Most likely I am following these suggested prompts, but I might just get crazy and change things up every once in a while. I’m one wild and crazy gal!