Day Four: The Kindness Challenge

Day four of the KindLab, Kindness Challenge, and we are almost at the end of the week. It has been amazing how beneficial the series of acts have been, I hope you have felt so too. This is the first day that has taken place over a weekend, which allowed for more emphasis on the…

The Mother: The Sense of Self

He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. J.K.Rowling,¬†Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone My mother is the art of storytelling. Estelle Tersia Truter was born in Durban on the 8th of May 1959. She studied English and Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch before moving to…

The Collective: The Sense of Whole

Why do I occupy these pages with words about the betrayers of poor nations instead of reserving all the space for the story of a miserable woman with a broken heart? Why do I shed tears for the oppressed peoples rather than keep all my tears for the memory of a weak woman whose life…

The Father: The Sense of Worth

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee My father has always been my hero. Born, Alan Stern Cooper, on the 13th of April 1956, in Schweizer Reneke, on what…

Day Three: The Kindness Challenge

The third day has come and gone and it is amazing how the KindLab and their acts increase your feeling of happiness. I am still not sure how it affects overall kindness, but possibly when you are kind to yourself you are kinder to others. As I said yesterday, I am going to explore the…

Day Two: The Kindness Challenge

Today, the second day of the KindLab experiment, I am a little more prepared for the series of acts. They are the same as the selection yesterday, however, I tried to switch it up a bit. Tomorrow, I will discuss their method for surveying you after the day is complete. Read a poem The poem,…