Random question for ya on this thursday evening:
Why is it so difficult for people to accept random acts of kindness?
I was at Aldi earlier this week and I recently started leaving my quarter in my cart for the next person. Yes, I realize it’s only a quarter, but I would be pretty stoked to be the recipient of this random act. So a guy walked up as I was putting my cart back and said, “Could I have that cart? I’ll give you my quarter” and I said, “Here you go, but keep the quarter and pass this one along to the next person!” He looked at me puzzled and said “Huh?” I proceeded to tell him to how to Pay It Forward with the quarter and he was baffled as to why I would give away my quarter and then expect him to do the same. Its the little things people. My goal is to brighten someone’s day, no matter how small the token may be and we are so inclined to think (at least in the Northeast) that there is some sort of “catch” What that tells me is there aren’t enough random acts of kindness for people to take them for what they are so my challenge to you is to do something kind for someone this within the next 24hrs - whether it be a quarter, a coffee, holding the door for someone (a lost art!) or letting them ahead of you in line. We could all use the time to slow down and do something for someone other than ourselves, am I right?!!
Be sure to pop back and let me know what your random act was - I’d love to hear them all! xo
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Meet the man Steven Harris. I didnt know Steve before 2 nights ago but when I told him I was sleeping in my van he has made me two meals and brought them in to work for me. I'm very grateful for a reminder that you can be tough as nails and kind at the same time. Its the second time in London I've received random acts of kindness from someone I've never known. #randomactsofkindness #human #stillatoughguy
Right now I’m reading the Art of Happiness (I totally recommend it!). The book talks about how YOU, yes you and everyone around you deserves and should strive to be happy. And it’s not selfish. For some reason we got it twisted along the way and started to believe that seeking happiness was in some way selfish. But it’s actually the most compassionate thing you can do. For yourself and others. When you are in a happy state you are a better person to yourself, and in turn, everyone around you. You radiate light and love. You let people pass you in traffic because you’re not in a state of tension or anxiety or hate. You’re a better listener. Being happy actually keeps your body healthy and helps fight disease. The Dalai Lama says that “you become happier when you help others.” In our self-involved world it’s so easy to get sucked into a life that revolves around our own worries and possessions, but the more we can nurture our own inner goddess and divine nature, the more we can reach out and show acts of kindness and love. ✨
Over a decade ago, as I planned to take my sweet toddler prince to the Renaissance festival, I reached out to my community about borrowing a costume for him to wear.
A lady replied, asking me for measurements. I gave them, hoping she had something on hand to loan.
Instead, she said "how about a pirate?" and literally sewed him his very own costume! I offered to return it but she refused.
It's a special heirloom I've hung onto over the years, & since then I've had to good fortune of welcoming 2 more sweet princes. We've continued the tradition of them all wearing it to Ren Faire once the size is right. It's getting a little worn, but it's such a symbol of random kindness, it's not going anywhere as far as we are concerned!
I really wish I could recall that lady's name so I could thank her again, & tell her how special this sweet little outfit has been in our lives. But for now, I try to maintain a pay-it-forward mentality. ❤
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Modern day saint. Selfless. Benevolent. Kind. Caring.
I’m sitting alone in a quiet part of the building, so of course I’m feeling a little on guard when this overly friendly dude approaches me like he knows me. After an awkward, “Hey how’s it going?” He proceeded to say, “I noticed you walking around the station & you’re really beautiful, so I got you something that matches your hair.” I assumed this was a lead up to being asked for my number or something & since I’m literally sitting & waiting for my boyfriend to arrive, I wasn’t about that. But then he just told me to have a nice day and walked off... I think he definitely got the vibe that I was weirded out, if I would’ve known he wasn’t trying to get anything more, I would’ve shown more appreciation. Genuine compliments from strangers are the best & should be encouraged 👌🏻😊
✨🍂🏹 Pottering and planting ideas whilst packing up the treasure chest for an adventure ahead. With a bow and arrow, books and a bundle of antique maps, Flow's set for a few days in the forest and within new found lands. When your bones are made of stardust, the stars are your seeker. They know the calm isn't enough for you. They know with open paths, you must seek more. Challenges and captivities are your curiosities as you follow the natural course of natures nooks. You're swimming in a sea of stars, remembering how it felt when you were once a star, looking down on the oceans floor. It's almost as if you've entered a parallel universe. Tides are moving with the moon, it's time for you to too. 🏹🍂✨
🕰🍄🏹 To write isn't to build worlds, it's to let them spill across the page, from thoughts, to poetical sentences, to a feeling of lost and found, of building your own quaint castles in the sky. They are the works within you that already breathe, already exist, already have nostalgic splendour to devour. The ones that need unravelling with a curious heart and a captivating demand to conquer. It's those internal stirrings that are infinite and intuitively undeniable. They ache, they sigh, they smile. Pour it all out, like you'd pour a watering can over your wildflowers. It's the vulnerability that makes you feel all you need to feel, and ever so authentically. 🏹🍄🕰
🍃🍂🏹 Tales and typewriting, tucked up in my treehouse, letting my words flow just like a river would and how flowers are left to grow. It's time to grow my own garden within my thoughts and let my imagination flow on to paper. In an ever spinning world it's important to slow down and immerse yourself in your own authentic simple pleasures such as this. To stand steady whether you're going steadily or through a storm. To find stillness in the unsteady and serenity in a change of scenario. To trust in your own rivers flow, the song your heart sings and the rhythms you're drawn to. You're forever planting seeds, just like a garden. Always be blooming like the wildflowers. 🏹🍂🍃
It's been a little while since I've dropped off butterflies, but I got my team lined up and ready! There's a note and a lottery ticket inside. 😉 May they all be winners 😁 #thisiswhatilove
Why was I pulled over on the highway in traffic yesterday for 30 minutes in the crazy heat?! Let’s just say my son had the craziest bloody nose of his lifetime. I was super close to heading to ER. thank goodness for the kind people that pulled over to help. #randomactsofkindness
. Comment below if you’ve been rescued in a situation by a total stranger? -J .
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There can be no great gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return. -Nelson Mandela (R.I.P.)
Good morning, San Francisco! How’s it going, Bay Area?! I am in love with this city already. In other news.. Tomorrow is the halfway point of the #SmileProjectRoadTrip
That's exciting and surreal and all kinds of other emotions that I haven't fully processed because I've been running on adrenaline for 27 days.
Still need some ideas of how you can pay it forward?
- Pay for someone's coffee in the morning
- Help a colleague with a project
- Leave quarters or laundry soap at the laundromat
- Tape unopened baby wipes to the changing board in a public restroom
- Give ten people true, sincere compliments
- Tip your server more than 25%
- Write a love letter to a stranger and leave it in your favorite book at the library
- Buy a $10 gift card to a store and leave it with the cashier for the next customer
- Call your best friend and tell them how special they are to you
- Do the dishes for your roommate
- Try to go the whole day without complaining
- Buy a small present for your neighbor, just because
- Donate to a charity that you are passionate about
- Tell someone you love them
Post some of your favorite ideas below!
Can't wait to see what y'all come up with tomorrow for the Kindness Contest. Winners will be picked from Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as long as they use the hashtag and say what kind act they completed.
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The first Little Bit Love Bomb is coming soon! What’s a Little Bit Love Bomb? Stay tuned! ❤️💣
When you find something that reminds you to keep believing in kindness.
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I did some random acts of kindness today to remember Dani she would have been 20 today. If you can do something nice for some stranger or friend today would you please!! #fordani #randomactsofkindness #raok #begooder
We are The Piece-Full Project, a (hopefully) soon-to-be nonprofit dedicated to carrying out random acts of kindness and spreading love. It’s very new and we’re learning as we go, but one thing we all know is that we’ve been called to this. God has brought together people from different backgrounds with different gifts (pieces) and given us the same vision (project). So we’re doing it
We have already completed our first project! In sending a special person back to Haiti on a mission trip somehow without her finding out it was us. Thanks to all of you! Who donated and prayed that this work out
We are so excited to start doing more good, and starting more projects!
If you feel led, you can help by donating to our Venmo account: ThePiece-FullProject. Every bit helps! You can also help us out by praying for us and this organization to be a success. We’ll be launching a website soon so you guys can keep up with our projects, look at cool pictures, and watch sweet videos of what we’re doing - thanks for the love
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