Kindness Challenge – Day 5

Day 5: Keep track of how many people you smile at today


I feel like I am totally cheating on this one. The kiddo has a cold so we didn’t really go anywhere today. I walked the dog this morning which is where I picked up the majority of my numbers.

26. I smiled at 26 people today. (Not counting my hubs and son – I smile at them every day.) Which incidentally, was every one I encountered.

What’s more interesting is the number who smiled back. 6.

That makes me a wee bit sad. Less than 25% of the people I encountered could be bothered to return a gesture of kindness during the holiday season. What have we become?

Anyone else count today?


If you don’t know what I am talking about with the whole Kindness Challenge, you can find the calendar here. All normal posts will resume in January. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the kindness. Practice a little yourself.