Week four reflections: Dani Gehr

This week was challenging because it is difficult to put yourself out there and do something genuinely selfless and kind.

I started with small things with people I’m close with like picking up food for them when they aren’t expecting it or writing a letter to family that I don’t see very often.

I think my biggest failure is that I couldn’t find something truly nice and selfless to do for a stranger. The furthest I got was holding a door open for someone or offering to help someone carry something heavy. I will have to work on putting myself out there and truly help someone.

The main benefit from this activity was that I just thought about what I can do to help. Often, people get so wrapped up in their own lives that they don’t even think about those around them. This gave me the opportunity to get out of my own head and it also made me feel good. In the end, all this selflessness turns out to be pretty selfish.