Sunday, February 10, 2008
I know many of you check out my blog everyday to see what ridiculous dance I am doing in my kitchen, what craziness I endured at home with a way-too-busy 2-year old or how in the world I entertained 3 bored children on their last snow day, but this post is about OTHERS! February 11th - 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Week - yes, it IS a national holiday. Ranks right up there next to Christmas and Easter for me...and this one is a WEEK long! You all saw what happened when we rallied our troops for the Avery Family in December. We watched a miracle happen as they were given the gift of spending a beautiful Christmas together, one they will never forget. The money that you all donated ($2200) was used to purchase a burial plot so that the Avery's could have Julian close to home. Their only other option before you all (complete strangers, mind you) was a plot donated by a family member that would have been over an hour away. Simple random acts of kindness, with nothing expected in return and you helped to make a miracle; a miracle the Avery family will never forget! A new Miss America stands before the country each year and makes a promise to "change the world" but we have seen, right here on My Semblance, that you don't have to be famous to change someone's life. One act. That's all it takes. Now, Manic Mommy has been running a contest for donating blood - I would consider that a R.A. of K, wouldn't you? Here's my challenge - and it is WORLDWIDE! I know I have the best readers there are - you proved it - so can I get a group high five and a committment to CHANGE THE WORLD - ONE RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS AT A TIME? How many do you think we can collect? Send a note to brighten someone's day, let someone in line ahead of you at the store, pay the toll for the person behind you, buy a cup of coffee for a co-worker, etc. It's not hard and it's not expensive. Leave your ACTS in the comments on this post and I will link to it in my posts during this week. Let's make history by inspiring others to do the same - spread the word - email everyone you know - move over Miss America! it's our turn to CHANGE THE WORLD! A mere 3 seconds after I hit "publish"...Heather at Rice-A-Roni-ville offered a piece of her GORGEOUS hand-soldered silver jewelry for the winner if we run a contest of BEST R.A. of K! Soooooo, a CONTEST IT IS!! February 17th we will close and hold a VOTE - he or she who is voted BEST RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS will win a custom piece by Heather of Faith Creations! Leave your comments and ACTS below...nothin' cooler than COLLECTING KINDNESS! Heather left the first ACT - read below!
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