While catching up on my blog reading I found a new one and my new challenge. It is the 90 Days of Kindness Challenge.
I do try to be kind most of the time, however I have noticed myself getting "sucked in" to the attitudes and behaviors of those around me, especially at work. This has been a tough year at my school. It seemed that almost daily we were in the newspaper because of teacher indiscretions out side of school. Two teachers and one custodian lost their jobs and a third teacher will be returning in the fall.
As you can imagine, morale was low, rumors and gossip were flying. I usually try to stay out of the gossip, neither listening to or repeating the ugly things I hear. But as the year went on I found myself becoming more and more a part of it. And as I became more and more a part if it, the worse I started to feel.
I have been in a funk for months and I haven't been able to figure out why, but I think my participation in the unkind gossip has been the root of it.
So this 90 day Kindness Challenge will be my commitment to return to my anti-negative and anti-gossip ways at work. When I start summer school I will see many of the same people so I will be able to begin this change right away and I will continue it when school resumes in the Fall.