Have you heard the news? Random Acts of Kindness are popping up everywhere!
In just the first five days of December, I've heard of many stories of people showing kindness and it's quite inspiring. Let's take a look.
Today's #31RAOK: bought lunch for the person in line after me in the dining center.
— Kathryn Magura (@Kmagura) December 3, 2013
Got an unexpected $5 Starbucks gift card today and an equally unexpected (but very needed) hug. #31RAOK
— Stacy OliverSikorski (@StacyLOliver) December 4, 2013
Enjoyed helping a few people today with doors & let a women in front of me in a line. I am loving this more than I thought I would. #31RAOK
— Laurie Berry (@LaurieABerry) December 2, 2013
— Carianne Meng (@carimeng) December 2, 2013
#31RAOK brought my soul sister coffee, made her dinner,washed her sheets & made her bed bc she’s working 14 hour days this week.
— Kelley McCarthy (@KMcCarthy8185) December 2, 2013
Doesn't that excite and inspire you? The inspiration is just beginning.
Over at Cheaper Than Therapy, another ChicagoNow blog, she's teaching her kids about spreading kindness through their Advent Calendars. Her 11-year-old made five calendars, following her instructions, and then she wrote in acts of kindness on all the calendars for each day, December 1st through December 25th. Her "rule" is that each child must complete his or her act of kindness by the end of the day. I love it.
Speaking of Advent Calendars, there's an Advent Calendar website, called The Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar, appropriately enough, where you can sign up for and each day until Christmas you'll be emailed an act of kindness to perform that day. They'd also like you to report back to the site that you completed your act of kindness so they can tally up all the acts this month. I signed up for the email a couple of days ago and, although I'm not necessarily performing each act each day (because I've also got a list of my own), I'm saving the ideas for later use.
You must be excited to spread kindness now.
Keep spreading kindness and sharing your stories. Are you receiving any Random Acts of Kindness? I'd love to hear about those too.
Remember, what we put out into the Universe will also come back to us. Maybe not immediately, but when you need it and are least expecting it, the Universe will respond.
Don't forget to enter the #31RAOK Big Giveaway! You've got til 5pm CT on Friday, December 6th to enter.
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