Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kindness and Thanksgiving

There is so much to be thankful for. 
The blessings that I have been given are innumerable.  This time of year with the holidays coming up and Thanksgiving just around the corner, I find myself starting to think of people less fortunate than myself. From the homeless person living on the street in such frigid temperatures, to the person who may just be having inner struggles and needs a little something to brighten their day. 

I had once read a blog post about a woman who spent her whole birthday doing small things for other people. It was so inspiring. From something as simple as buying someone's cup of coffee to purchasing blankets to give out to the homeless. Random Acts of Kindness. I know there are people this time of year who could just use a small bit of help from people who have that small bit of help to give.

In remembering this woman, I began to think, wouldn't be awesome if the blog world got together for the Thanksgiving season and every one of us just offered one Random Act of Kindness to someone else, whether it be someone we know or a complete stranger. Just one thing that helped brighten someone's day. 

From November 13th - November 19th, I challenge all of blogdom to complete just ONE random act of kindness (or more if you like). Do one thing that you know will help someone other than yourself and blog about it.  Then on Saturday, November 19th, we will have a weekend linky party and everyone can link up there Random Act of Kindness and we can all see the good that was done in the world for just that week.  With all the pain and suffering we see everyday on a very regular basis, wouldn't it be beautiful to see a linky party filled with nothing but good?

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What could you do for your Random Act of Kindness? Is there someone who could use your help? 

Join us in this venture to spread just a little bit of kindness and cheer in the world in the name of Thanksgiving.

 Pass it on!






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21 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! All of our little acts will add up to something really big!!

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  2. Fantastic! I will absolutely join with you!

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  3. I'm so excited you all are participating!! Can't wait to see your random act! Thank you so much for taking part!!

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  4. This is a WONDERFUL idea, Nikki!!! Love love love it...

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  5. This is a wonderful idea. Imagining the positive impact this could generate makes me very happy. Thank you.

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  6. thank you so much for your comment! I read that same post and was thinking of doing the same thing on my blog! Would you mind if I re-post it on my blog {linking to yours giving all of the credit to you!} and join you in this lovely adventure? I'm just so glad there are other people out there wanting to make the world a better place! I'm so in and I'll definitely put your button up! I feel like we'll be pretty great blogging BFFs someday ;P

    alyssa

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  7. Wow, I love your blog, and everything it stands for! I am your newest follower, and a newbie(totally addicted) blogger. I am trying to get a few followers too.
    http://christiangirlygirls.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks! I am excited about this. Thanks for letting me know and stopping by http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

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  9. What a great idea. I was talking to my 3 year old yesterday about what she wanted for her birthday. She said. When I get my new birthday toys we can take all my old toys and give them to other kids who don't have any. I thought it was sweet of her. Thank you for posting this. I'm hosting a giveaway at DIY Home Sweet Home.
    I would love for you to stop by and check it out.
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaway-shabby-apple-dress.html

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  10. This is really a great idea! We all need to do random act of kindness. There are so many people who need this! I'm in on this:)

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  11. I LOVE this. My daughter & I will have fun thinking of acts of kindness to do. Thanks for stopping by Miss Maggie's Place & following me. I'm following you too. :)

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  12. Love this!!! Thanks for sharing your great project at the Tuesday To Do Party!

    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  13. this goes right along with my theme for the month, which is sweet november. my son and i are exploring kindness and love (two of the fruits of the spirit!) this was my favorite link at last week's tip-toe thru tuesday party, so it will be featured tomorrow! plus i'll be referring to this in a post soon!

    andie @ crayonfreckles

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  14. Thanks for adding your post to my linky party. I'll definitely add a random act of kindness to my to-do list.

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  15. Saw your post on junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com and had to come see your blog. Love your week's theme.

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  16. Thank you for linking up to our party, Show and Share #13, come back this week!

    A mommy's life... with a touch of yellow
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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