Welcome to Day 16 of the IN AWE 21-Day Challenge! Today we spark inspiration, meaning and joy by embracing EMPATHY.
CHALLENGE: On day 15 we talked about accepting ourselves. Today, we focus on accepting others.
INSPIRATION: A few years ago a video was shared with me and I have not stopped thinking about it. “World Apart: An Experiment” is a Heineken commercial and a real-world example of empathetic listening in action. Take a few minutes to watch:
ACTION: Send this video to a loved one who has a different view than you on a hot topic (politics, religion, etc.). Include in your text or email: “I care about you, I’d like to have a beer via FaceTime (or whatever tool you are using to connect while social distancing) and discuss [topic that you disagree on].”
This one may take a day or two to happen – so send the invitation now and come back to share about your experience after in the comments below or on social media, tagging me and using #InAwe. Everyday until publication (5/5), I’ll pick one person who does to win a copy of IN AWE to gift to a neighbor, favorite barista or as a random act of kindness (because you’ve already preordered copies for yourself, friends + family, right? :).
My friends, today is your day! Live IN AWE.