You Matter Challenge Week 4: Do Something for Someone Else

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Welcome back challengers!

We are heading into week 4 of the You Matter Challenge!

Last week:You Matter Challenge Week 3: Let it Go 

Last week we worked on the difficult task of letting go of what others think about you. Everyone, sing it with me: Let it go…let it go (you seriously can’t say “let it go” without Frozen).

I think we can all relate to feeling like this challenge was a hard one. Last week taught me that I care way too much about what other’s think. I even noticed times when I wasn’t acting like myself just because I was trying to people please. I don’t want to be a person who worries about what others think. I want to continue this challenge and keep working on letting it go.

Now it is time for You Matter Challenge week 4!

Challenge #4:
Do something for someone else every day.

I know, I know. Last week was all about letting go of what others think, but this challenge is not about what other people think of you. Week 4 is all about recognizing the power you have to make a difference in this world. It is about bringing something special to the lives and the world around you.

It doesn’t have to be something huge or complicated. Here are some ideas:
– Help your mom with the laundry
– Compliment your friends
– Buy a coffee for the guy behind you in the Starbucks line
– Play a game with your little sister or brother
– Smile at strangers (just don’t stare too long, I’ve been known to look like a creeper)

You have the power to affect the world every day. Put that power into action. Even a little smile can make someone’s day.

The bonus: when you make someone else feel good, it automatically makes you feel good!

Comment ideas of what we can do! Let me know how this challenge goes!

– ttfn G –

3 comments

  • Reblogged this on A Diva's Diary and commented:
    Hello world!

    This started off as a challenge, but now that I am about to write about it, I realized I do more for people than I have ever gave myself credit for. So, lets see how the week went.

    Sunday – I am a “couponer”, not extreme but I do ok. I had a friend that was in need of what I like to call immediate household necessities. So, I put her together a bag laundry detergent, soap, lotion, and toothpaste and suggested that she come by and pick it up versus going to the store. She was excited, she got to use that money for some other things needed for her family. It felt good to be able to help a friend.

    Monday – shared some of my financial cutbacks and ways to save a few dollars with a friend. Great advice is the gift that keeps on giving.

    Tuesday- I was a listening ear and provided words of encouragement for a friend whose mom is in the hospital.

    Wednesday – Prayed a “special” prayer for a relative.

    Thursday- Gave a pep talk to my son about playing football in the fall is a good idea.

    Friday – Encouraged a co-worker to apply for position that would be a promotion within the company and increase in her bank.

    I am very proud of myself. I was unaware of the good I may do on a daily basis until I participated in this challenge. I read the challenge mid week and was already on the right track. It’s nice to know unconsciously, I try to do the right thing daily. I feel real good about the week I have had, and to be honest, I felt as though I did not have a good week. Taking a little time out to reflect can be life changing.

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  • Thank you divadiary for the reblog and the wonderful comment!
    It is exciting to hear how the challenge is going for you! It’s amazing when you actually stop and look at your week, you see that you are already doing those things. It sounds like it is not only effecting the lives of those around you, but yours as well.
    This challenge made me reflect on my week as well. I started realizing all of the little things I am already doing, like holding doors for people or listening to a friend. Doing things for others every day is actually easier than I thought it would be and it feels great! – Gabriella

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