Kindness Calendar – January 2017

I am absolutely astounded and deeply heartened by the incredible response to my Kindness Advent Calendar and the amazing kindness ripple effect it has created.

With nearly 340,000 downloads, a potential 8.5 million acts of kindness have taken place around the world.

☆ Eight and a half million acts of kindness ☆

How brilliant is that!

My heart is overflowing with gratitude to everyone who has taken part… and have shared the calendar with others. I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to every single person who has completed even just one more act of kindness…  thank you for making a difference, you really are AMAZING.

I’ve absolutely loved reading about your kindness experiences and hearing how much you’ve enjoyed doing them. And I must confess, I’ve often shed a happy tear or two.

Hand on heart, I truly believe that together we are making the world a kinder place.

And so, why stop there?

I’ve been thinking how a kindness calendar doesn’t have to be just for Christmas, and how absolutely amazing it would be if we kept this huge kindness ripple effect going throughout the whole of 2017.. and beyond!

So, I’m going to be creating a Kindness Calendar each month and would love for you to join me.

Here is January’s Kindness Calendar…

Kindness Calendar January 2017

To download your free copy, please click on this link: Kindness-Calendar-January-2017.pdf (14214 downloads)

Again, I’ve made each kindness act quick, easy and mostly free (or really cheap!) so anyone and everyone can take part.

You may want to mix it up and swap the acts around, or even create your own kindness acts. And don’t worry if you can’t do an act of kindness every single day, sometimes it’s just not possible as I know too well with the nature of my CFS flare ups.

Every single extra act of kindness counts, so let’s get as many people as we can involved.

It was because of lovely you so kindly sharing the Kindness Advent Calendar that helped keep the kindness ripple effect going and reaching so far and wide.

And so I’d like to ask for your help again. It would be really brilliant and deeply appreciated if you could share this with family, friends, work colleagues, classmates… and share all over social media too 🙂

And don’t forget to join me on my kindness community page on Facebook, and I’m even on Twitter too (although I still don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’ll get there!).

Let’s have fun, and let’s remember to be kinder to ourselves as well, we are definitely worth it!

Thank you so much.

☆♡☆

A LITTLE EXTRA NOTE:

I’m going to be taking a little break from my blog and social media in January.

Unfortunately my Chronic Fatigue Symptoms have flared up after all the activity and excitement of the last few weeks. I have to practise kindness to myself by concentrating on my health and feeling the best I possible can, so I can come back ready to continue spreading a little more kindness.

Please do keep on sharing your kindness experiences, thoughts and ideas – I know how we all love to read them, and they really do help keep us inspired.

Have a wonderful and kind January.
Big hugs to you, love Helen Xxx

To download your free copy of January’s Kindness Calendar, please click on this link: Kindness-Calendar-January-2017.pdf (14214 downloads)

30 thoughts on “Kindness Calendar – January 2017”

  1. I love this. I shared it on January 1 on my FB page and I’ve been asking my friends to help me mark everything off the list for January. I am a high school teacher and today I plan to share it with my students to ask them to help me as well. Every small act of kindness helps make our world a better place. When do you plan to release the February kindness calendar?

    Thanks,
    Megan

    1. Thank you for sharing this Megan, your story has made me smile and smile. I hope you and your students had fun. I’ll be posting February’s Kindness Calendar later this today. Hugs to you Xxx

  2. Thank you for this calendar! Im finding it so helpful and makes me feel happy when completing these. It’s the little things <3

  3. Hi Helen,
    Thank you for the renewed inspiration! I had a tough month in December and my health didn’t allow for much. Thankfully energy is returning now. I was feeling a little down this morning as I sometimes feel my life get’s a little stale spending so much time by myself for my health, not being able to do much. I’m writing again which is great, but I realized this morning I wanted something to bring more variation to my days. Then I remembered your calendar! Downloaded it and hope to add some sparkle to my days by spreading kindness.

    Hope you are taking good care of yourself too!

    Oh, before I forget, did you see that famous Hay House author Cheryl Richardson shared your calender too? I subscribe to her newsletter for years and squealed with delight when I saw she shared your post.

    Love, Yvon

    1. Hello Yvon. I’m so sorry to hear you had a tough December, I hope January has been kinder. I know exactly what you mean about spending so much time by yourself. i find the Happier app is brilliant for connecting with other like-minded souls and is a burst of postivity right at your fingertips.

      How brilliant that you’re writing again, and I’m so happy you found my calendar – I hope spreading a little kindness has added some sparkle to your days.

      Yes, I did see Cheryl’s comment thank you – i love her so much that I squealed too 🙂

      Take care of your lovely self Yvon, and connect with you soon. Love+hugs Xxx

  4. I love this so much. Thank you for putting all the thought and love into this. I am totally doing the kindness calendar for January and looking forward to what February brings. Feel good.

    1. You’re so very welcome Michelle and I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying spreading a little kindness. Have a fun Febuary, filled with love+kindness Xxx

  5. Helen, this is just amazing! Thank you for your heartfelt work. I will use it and share it. Please take care of yourself and get to feeling better! You are awesome! Much love ❤️ to you, Deb

  6. Dear Helen,
    Thank you for the reminder that you can only do as much as you can do and that much is enough because kindness multiplies. I love the kindness calendar and the sense that it isn’t a New Year’s Resolution but flows from the jindness abounding throughout December.
    Here’s to hoping
    Here’s to trusting
    Here’s to giving
    Here’s to blessing
    Here’s to loving

    With all the above

    Mat
    x

  7. Thank you for continuing the calendar for January, Helen. I hope you are feeling better soon. Sending love and positive thoughts from Los Angeles. XOXO

    1. You’re very welcome Korby 🙂 And thank you so much for your well wishes, I’m feeling much better after my quiet and restful January. Hugs to you and L.A. Xxx

  8. I can’t believe this…I have JUST put away the stand in which the Advent Kindness calendar was sitting, wishing there was a continuation, turned on the laptop and there it was! Thank you so much for this; I hope you’ll feel soothed by a quiet January and will be in touch with people when you’re ready.
    You’ve made my New Year 🙂

    1. You’ve just made me smile lovely Anne ♡ I hope you had a fun+kind January. Thank you for your kind words. Love+hugs to you Xxx

  9. Thank you for this Kindness Calendar. I loved the Christmas one and printed some off and gave them out with Christmas cards – I hope that was alright – it was a little fuzzy when printed out. It’s a wonderful idea. I can’t seem to find a way of subscribing to you – is there a way? I don’t want to miss anything!
    All the best Saoirsé

    1. Wow Saoirse, that’s amazing. Thank you for handing out the Kindness Calendar with your Christmas cards, what a brilliant idea ♡ I’m sorry to hear it printed out a little fuzzy. On the desktop version, there’s a subscribe box on the top right, and I believe if you scroll down on a phone version it should be at the bottom. Hope you can find it! Hugs to you Xxx

  10. Thank you for being so awesome, Helen!! Love the January calendar!!! I would love to share it with other like-minded teachers and my students!

    Hope you feel better soon, sweetie!

    Lots of love,

    Maruysa xx

    1. Thank you for your kind words lovely Marusya ♡ I’m looking forward to hearing how your school enjoys doing them 🙂 Love+hugs to you Xxx

      1. Thank you so much Debe ♡ There’s a ‘subscribe’ section on the homepage – it’s on the right hand side on the desktop version, or on a mobile you should be able to see if it you scroll down. Hugs to you Xxx

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