Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I hope that ya'll had a great weekend! Ours was wonderful and we got a lot of things accomplished around the house. I'll share more on that tomorrow! : )
We were talking several days ago and decided how amazing and inspiring it would be to have a "random acts of kindness" day. Do you know what we're talking about? Have you ever gotten a random note from someone that made your day? Has anyone ever paid for your food/drink/Starbucks unexpectedly?? What about a random comment on a post that made you smile? THIS kind of stuff is what we are talking about!! One of the things that is SO amazing about blogging is that we are linked with each other across the country. If you take all of my friends, all of your friends, and all of their friends, imagine how many people we could reach! It'd be astonishing! I found this quote and I just love it:
"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." - Seneca
Think about that! Every moment of every day we have the chance to do something for someone else that can make them smile. We decided that it would be inspiring and eye-opening to have a link up day where everyone can post about a kind act that they have done. Imagine the happiness that we can bring to so many people! Plus, we get to read about each other's acts and become inspired to do more. Your act of kindness doesn't have to be anything major! Here are a few examples:
- Pay for someone's food/drink in line behind you (even if you chip in $5)
- Stop and help someone who looks confused at work/school
- Offer to help someone carry their groceries to their car (elderly/mom with several kids)
- Tell someone how pretty/handsome they look (and mean it)
- Call a friend/family member and tell them you love them
Some of those can be SO easy! We could do them every single day, if only we'd take the time to do them!! So here's what you need to do...over the next week, perform an act of kindness (or several), whatever you are inspired to do. Then, next Monday, January 17th, we are going to have a link up party here! Write a post about what you did, how you felt, etc...and come and link it up here! Even if you just write a few sentences, come and link it up! We want to see all the kindness that we have done as a group of blogging friends!
My husband is a fireman and this is one of his favorite things that they get to do. Every year around Christmas, they visit children's hospitals and let the children "spray snow" everywhere. Talk about making a child's day! (Sorry for the terrible censoring job!)
I'm SO excited and I can't wait to see the love that we spread! Let me know if you have any questions!! : ) Go and check out Jamie, Michaela, and Nicole's blogs, too!
PS: I am working a night shift tonight...what was I thinking?