#ygkChallenge: The Good Mornings Project

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Say Good Morning to a complete stranger! Each and every workday, regardless of rain, snow or humidex, I walk to work. I’ve been doing it since I got my first post-undergrad job, although thinking back on my formidable years, I’ve been walking work as far back as I can remember. For me, it’s a great way to deal with stress, as I endeavour to leave my work problems somewhere along my route home. Over time, I’ve come to recognize a few regulars on my travels, whom I recognize with a hearty nod. But of course, there are many strangers I encounter along the way who pass by without so much as a millisecond of eye contact. Enter this week’s challenge, inspired by The Good Mornings Project. Hit play on the video embedded above, get inspired and say good morning to your fellow Kingstonians.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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