Posts Tagged People

26 Acts of Kindness

Leaving a lottery ticket on someones windshield, paying for someone’s groceries, deliver pizza to the fire station, were just a few of thousands of small acts, people are sharing all over the world.  There has been an unexpected movement of good will from a social media post of one simple idea that said, “Imagine if we all committed one act of kindness for each precious life lost in Newtown Connecticut.  This effort, “26 Acts of Kindness” on Facebook and Twitter has gone viral.  We anxiously joined and completed all 26 acts within three days.  The note card above was included with each gift.

My favorite was #21, when we paid for the groceries of a person in front of us… As I was passing the woman the note card, the toddler in the cart said, “thank you”, and gave me a wave.  There was not a dry eyeball in that line, that moment was priceless.

As more and more people join the Kindness Revolution, the downward spiral of society fueled by selfishness, materialism and greed will be slowed, and even reversed. As this happens it will promote an enhanced feeling of ‘belonging’ in the community, and give a greater sense of meaning and purpose.  Acts of kindness should be a way of life.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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A Celebration of Giving

I had the honor of attending the Alex Lemonade Stand-Lemon Ball on Jan 15th, which was simply amazing.

The night’s venue included a silent auction, a dance party, delicious dining, and beautiful decor.  It was a true celebration of giving from the heart, for children with cancer.

Little Alex Scott took the “simple” idea of holding a lemonade stand and combined it with the cause of childhood cancer, unknowingly becoming the catalyst for something much larger than she had imagined.

Although she did not get the chance to live a long life, she showed millions of people what it means to live a full life. Her bravery, strength, and love of life continue to inspire giving from parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, friends and supporters all over the world.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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Click For a Cause

Children’s International, along with Visa, created the Click for a Cause Program, where people can click to donate books to needy children.  This concept came out of the Lift One community, which focuses on child sponsorship of impoverished countries.

This summer I sponsored two children from Zambia, two sisters, whom I plan to visit next year. It’s a great feeling to know that my contributions are helping with their nutrition, school supplies, health and dental visits, and family support.

This organization now has their own publication called Journeys, which features some great stories from children and their families, expressing their gratitude for so much support.

Now I’m a contributing member of the Lift One community, with my own page to share with my friends and family, so take a few minutes and Click for a Cause to help provide books for these children.

Be sure to come back, tell your friends, and click regularly!

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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