1. Let’s encourage kindness. Describe a small but significant moment of kindness that brought some warmth to your or a loved one’s tough day. You can describe something you did for someone else or something someone did for you. What do you want your readers to take away from this moment? If you respond to this writing prompt, use the hashtag #KindnessChallenge at the end of your post.
2. We all know what it’s like to feel lonely. Especially when you or a loved one is dealing with a health challenge, isolation and loneliness can be quite common. Describe a moment you felt alone — how did you cope with this, and what do you do to remind yourself you’re not alone? What would you tell someone who feels like this? If you respond to this writing prompt, use the hashtag #AloneTogether at the end of your post.
3. Self-care is all the buzz right now — but what does it really mean? Tell us what self-care means to you as someone with a condition or the loved one of someone with a health challenge. List the realistic ways you practice self-care, or highlight one creative way you do something for yourself. If you respond to this writing prompt, use the hashtag #SelfCareChallenge at the end of your post.
4. September is Pain Awareness Month. Describing pain is often one of the most difficult parts of chronic pain — whether it’s physical, emotional or mental pain. What’s a creative way you describe your pain to doctors, friends, family, etc. Do you describe it differently based on the person you’re speaking with? If you respond to this writing prompt, use the hashtag #ExplainMyPain at the end of your post.
The Mighty is also asking for poetry posts. Please write and use the hashtag #MightyPoets when posting to social media. We do not want to miss your words and experiences.