Saturday, February 9, 2013

52 Weeks of Kindness

You may remember in January when I co-hosted a really great linky party with my friend Amber.

It's called 52 Weeks of Kindness, and it's all about random acts of kindness, good deeds, and paying it forward. The whole idea is to link up each week and post about your random act from that week. It could be one kind thing you did for a stranger, or it could be a list of various nice things you did throughout the week. The point is to give people inspiration to spread some joy in the world by helping out someone in need. Even if you can't afford to do something like buy coffee for the person behind you, that's OK. An act of kindness doesn't have to be about money. It can be as simple as putting your neighbors garbage cans out to the curb for them on trash day. Easy, simple, FREE, and most of all, it brightened someone's day. 

My act of kindness started when my son Ayden brought this home in his backpack:
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I try to donate to stuff like this when I can, so I was excited to pick out a few items on the list when I was at the grocery store. Here's what we ended up donating:
6 boxes of instant hot chocolate (48 servings), 3 toothbrushes, and 3 travel sized toothpaste.

My son helped me deliver them to his school and he proudly told the ladies in the office "There's 48 packs of cocoa in here! That's like...almost 50 or something!" Silly kid. I love that he's so excited about helping people.

I'm linking up on Amber's blog for 52 Weeks of Kindness week 6. Hope you come and check out everyone's good deeds. Amber's just so happens to be an act of kindness for ME, and involves this adorable Valentine's Day banner. She's the best! 

5 comments:

  1. I think what you did is amazing. :) You are a wonderful person. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Yay Melissa!! That was so nice of you!
    I do that too! If fins class needs something se asks each parent to bring one, I usually pick up like 2-3 instead. Little bit goes a long way kind of thing. I love the idea of mugs of love!

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  3. That was very kind. Cocoa/chocolate is always a great gift.

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  4. Great post. Good for you for being a compassionate person.:) Most blogs are boring photos of the same person posing in the same designer crap over and over ad nausum, Not you,!!you are chaning the world for the better!

    This week I treated my Brother who is challenged to dinner out and took him surprise shopping for grocries and Target. My acts of kindness have to be for him first as our Mother just died and he is leaning on me.

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  5. This is such an awesome idea!! I wonder what acts of kindness I can do this week...

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