Our assumption is that anyone shopping in Goodwill just before Christmas is in need. My sister and I went to Goodwill during the Holiday season and purchased gift certificates in $10 denominations. They still hand write them so we had time to share previously purchased gifts with the staff as we waited. Then we randomly handed out the certificates. read more →
I am crazy about kindness. Sharing it, spreading it, promoting it, talking about it, practicing it, blogging about it, teaching it, quoting it, buying t-shirts about it… crazy. about. kindness.
I am SO crazy about it that I felt the need to come up with a unique way to share this passion with my students and to practice kindness in a way that they would remember forever. I wanted to not only read cutesy little books about being kind (even though one of my favourite books is “What Does it Mean to Be Kind”) or practice kindness within the fours walls of our classroom (our number one rule in the class is “Be Kind”) or watch videos about examples of kindness (even though I always love me a good ugly cry kindness story on Ellen…). I wanted to LIVE kindness in our community. I wanted people to think about kindness and associate it with my kiddos and be hopeful that a bunch of 4, 5 and 6-year-olds could change the world. I wanted my learners to know that there are some lessons that aren’t in the curriculum but that will be important to them for the rest of their lives. From that place, Kindness Capes (#kindnesscapes) was born. read more →
Our minister was given a scholarship to UK for a year. His family was frantically saving every cent they could so they could go with him, so no birthdays or Mother’s Day. read more →
We learned in church of a family whose entire house had just burned down just before Christmas. read more →
An older man’s card kept declining and he said aloud he thought he had $70 in his account (sad that he knew how much was there) so I stepped up and paid for his groceries (I wasn’t sure if I had the funds in my account, but I did!). read more →
I have felt the LOVE today.
The company I work for has been broken up and sold to 4 different companies and I have been stressed and worried about my job. As a mid-level Corporate Executive, my job is at great risk. I have been looking and have been blessed with one job offer and probably another job offer coming too. read more →
Anyone who knows us knows that random acts of kindness have always been our thing. We did what we could when we could. When my husband Scott died we really upped our game, trying to do a few times a month if not once a week, because at a time where we were at an all time low. RAOK were something that made us feel better. Then, about a month ago, I finally quit smoking. Which gave us an idea. read more →
I was not feeling well enough to drive and a friend took me to pick up my girl from school. She’s 80 years of age. Anyway, she hit the curb and blew out the tire. read more →
Today my son and I were at Starbucks. There was a man that was looking for a wall outlet for his phone. I had my son ask if he wanted to switch tables with us since we were not using our outlet. An employee overheard this and offered my son a cake pop for being so kind. While he had no idea what a cake pop was, anything that had the word “cake” in it couldn’t be bad! read more →
It was a little later in the year, perhaps June, but in my neighborhood, I’m known as the flower lady. The little kids come and ask for flowers; they know that if they ask and don’t take, I almost always come out and help them cut a few. read more →
I was having a busy day, as most of us do, trying to get too much done on my day off.
I arrived at my naturopath appointment on time, but she was running late! There was someone waiting ahead of me. I expressed my anxiety of having another appointment to get to and that I would be late. The sweet woman waiting ahead of me said I could go before her as she was in no hurry. What an angel. read more →