#BeKind21: Volunteer to listen + support

September 11, 2019
This story took place in United States

Today’s #BeKind21 message is brought to you by our partners at 7 Cups.

At 7 Cups, we see meaningful acts of kindness every day, between complete strangers, by the over 340,000 emotional support active listeners who have offered non-judgmental help to over 39 million others around the world. From being a compassionate ear to a member struggling with a break-up to helping someone under the weight of depression feel less alone, we strive to be the hand that will always squeeze back in a time of need, no matter what you might be going through.

Peace, empathy, patience, and generosity. The feeling of being validated, understood, and valued. A big hug. Your favorite comfortable sweater. Kind eyes. A warm smile.

All of these represent love.

Can you remember your strongest experience of love? Take a minute and go back to that point in your mind and remember what it felt like. Warm? Life-changing? What did that feel like for you?

Tap into that love and go the extra mile to care for someone else. It will fill you with warmth like nothing else.

Your kindness challenge today: Volunteer your time to become an online emotional support listener. It can be done anywhere you have internet access – from a coffee shop to your couch, and on your schedule. It will not only benefit the person you help, but you’ll feel great, too!

In Kindness,

Glen Moriarty, Psy.D
7 Cups

P.S. Invite a friend to join the challenge: bornthisway.foundation/bekind21.