Compassion Games 2013 is under way and the world is a sweeter place for it. I’m playing on behalf of the Melrose neighborhood of Oakland, California. Around the globe, groups and individuals are competing to earn their hometown the title of Compassionate City.
Well, not exactly “competing.” They’re calling it a “coopetition,” cooperative competition to achieve a noble goal. You don’t have to be part of a group to participate in the Compassion Games… you can check it out and sign up here. It’s free, it’s fun, and you’ll be doing nice things. That’s what the games are all about!
As a Secret Agent, you will accomplish vital missions of generosity, kindness, gratitude… like the operative who secretly gifted a postal carrier with a care package of beverage mixes, or the Kindness Web spun by a bi-coastal family. Your effectiveness is limited only by your imagination.
Of course, this kindness spree is not limited to the Games. Art Abandonment is an on-going movement of artists who create (and abandon) artwork around the world. Art is Moving recently hosted Art Break Day 2013, providing a day of free art-making in 19 cities around the world. Rumor has it that Secret Agents are using art in their campaign of compassion. Such actions will certainly cause ripples of goodwill to reach every metropolis, town, and hamlet!
The WMD (Weapon of Mass Delight) in this Compassion Revolution is the World Gratitude Day Story Contest hosted by “relentlessly positive” Alexandra Franzen. The rules are simple: find a fun & fancy way to thank someone. Write a story about what you did & how it went. Post it here. Everyone wins. Mega-delight.
I’d like to thank Ms. Franzen, not just for this contest, but for her missives that sparkle with encouragement and inspiration, and for the motive & opportunity to share the ways that we can make a difference wherever we are. Saying “thank you” is just the beginning. I’m taking my place in the Revolution.
Will you join us?
P. S. ~~ my little act of gratitude is just one of the 21 featured on Alexandra Franzen’s World Gratitude Day post. Over 130 people took the time to do something nice for someone else & share it. Thank you again, Ms. Franzen. This equinox weekend is overflowing with blessings!