T-six days and counting….
Well, folks, I’m on my last few days of Random Acts of Kindness 2013. That means that you only have a few days left for you to submit your own kind acts in the Be Kind…Win Stuff contest. Don’t forget to enter to win an autographed copy of Jim Stovall’s Discovering Joye! Thank you to everyone who has already submitted. I love reading about the amazing things that you’ve done for other people.
This is not as detailed as the last update, but y’all deserve a little something here, all the cards are drawn and colored (I’m kind of sad. I like coloring!),quilts are finished, donations gathered and pickup schedule, notes have been written (mostly), and a case of mirrors is on its way to me (Dollar Tree lets you order online! I had no idea. You learn something new everyday.)…lots of stuff has been done for the big day (which is planned for November 9th, by the way) Friends and family have volunteered (or been volunteered) for…stuff. Obviously, not everything can get done in one fell swoop, but lots of it will. That means lots of things are wrapping up and coming together. There’s still work to be done, but time is on my side (kind of, sort of…maybe?) Cookies will be baked and a copy shop will be visited…as well as the bank…and…okay, there’s still a lot of work to be done! Some things got changed a little bit, others got switched out…ideas get better as they percolate.
Plus, what if it rains. Do you want to gather shopping carts in the rain? Me either. Also, I’ve been checking out parking lots, and employees do a great job of gathering up those carts. That made me worry that I wouldn’t find enough carts to gather up, and then I wouldn’t have 37 things on my list anymore. Gathering a singular shopping cart would feel too much like cheating…or just like shopping and returning your own cart. Sometimes, I’m a little…detail oriented. So, yeah, I’ve got a couple of things sandbagged. What can I say? (Yep, just realized I sandbagged Random Acts of Kindness…not that making a list months in advance and planning it all out doesn’t take some of the “randomness” out of the whole project…right! Random is not the point. Kindness is the point.)
Don’t worry, one of the volunteers is going to take a picture(s) of the heap of stuff in my house waiting to go out. People have volunteered (or been volunteered) to go with me to help with things and take pictures as things are underway. (Yes, I understand that I’ve promised you that you will not show up in any pictures. Personally, I’m telling you these individuals are gorgeous both inside and out, and I don’t understand why there is this fear of photographs. However, I respect the decision.) This way you can see what’s going on. My family and friends have been amazingly wonderful. There’s no way that I would have made it through this and had as much fun (or with as much sanity as I started with) if it weren’t for all of you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
If you want to do your own Random Acts of Kindness project but you aren’t sure how to get started, people will help! Comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m happy to give you ideas or feedback or whatever. If you want to just check out other ideas, Random Acts is a non-profit that has lots of great ideas online that you can check out. Maybe you already have a great idea, but you can’t afford it, Random Acts might be able to help there too.
Lots of other things have happened that I’ll be posting about soon! I promise. Lately I’ve been a bit busy with coloring, sewing and kind act making. Regularly scheduled posts will be back soon. Hopefully you’re enjoying my fun videos and such in the meantime!
‘Til next time,
- Be Kind…Win Stuff (ilovegeekology101.wordpress.com)
- 20 Random Acts of Kindness That Might Surprise You (techeblog.com)
- Day 309: Random Acts of Kindness (365daysofthanksblog.wordpress.com)
- Random Act of Kindness: Pizza Hut Pays for Single Mom’s Dinner (dailysavings.allyou.com)
- Local family honors late son with random acts of kindness (truthfrequencyradio.com)