When I was working out at the gym this morning, I was thinking about giving and receiving.  The more I thought bonus4about them the more I understood that they are really one and the same.  Let me explain.  As you give with a kind heart you are rewarded with gifts yourself.  But you do not just have to give “things” to people or even specific deeds.  What I realized this morning is that giving can be just smiling a lot, having positive thoughts or even speaking kindly to others.  When I smile often, I notice that others smile back.  When I have positive thoughts about myself or others, I am rewarded with a positive attitude.  Now that sure makes for a Sa-WEET day!

Keep doing kindness and don’t forget that kind, loving thoughts certainly count!

Love and gratitude,


upset_faceI realized something yesterday.  When I am in a negative state, a bunch of STINKIN’ stuff comes my happy_face1way.  Well, I guess I didn’t just realize that yesterday.  I did notice, however,  that when I do kind things for others my energy and positivity is boosted significantly.  So how about doing some kindness today?  Try it, you’ll like it!

With peace and gratitude,


This morning I woke up with the intention of practicing forgiveness each hour of the day as part of my kindness today.  Isn’t it amazing how the universe responds to your intentions?  While eating breakfast I got an email from someone who completely blessed me out.  Then, a few minutes later another negative email on an entirely different topic came in.  Oh well.  I asked for it, I got it!

Today is the launch of a book that I personally recommended.  It is from a fantastic author and he is doing something very kind himself.  Matt Morris launched his book, The Unemployed Millionaire, with the ultimate goal of feeding 100,000 children in Africa.  Now seriously, how cool is that? 

Matt is donating 100% of the royalties on this book for this cause.  For each book sold, 5 children in Africa are fed.  This is just so STINKIN’ COOL!  I purchased several copies of it today and suggest you join me by buying at least one yourself.  To check it out, click this link now.  Thank you!

With kindness and forgiveness,


When I woke up this morning, I was pretty sore from the work done yesterday.  I also didn’t feel my best and found it hard to go out and do kind deeds for others.  I decided to do something kind for myself, take the day off.  So, I spent the day watching football (Go SAINTS! 4-0!) and pretty much doing nothing.  Near the end of the day, I decided I could say some prayers for family and friends.  You see, kindness doesn’t have to be physical act.  A simple kind thought toward someone you love or that challenges you is a kind deed.

With gratitude and peace,


IMG_1640Today I had decided to mow my neighbor’s front yard as my act of kindness. That was before my son sent me a message that they were going to be working on a new stone patio project. So, I chose to go and help them instead.

After a full day of shoveling, leveling, laying stones, tamping and a bunch more activities, I headed home. When I got there, I noticed immediately that my neighbor had mowed my front yard. Now how cool is that?

With love and gratitude,

IMG_1636Today I decided to go have lunch by the lake and enjoy the beautful weather. While on my way, I passed a nice sized turtle in the middle of the road. I turned around, put my blinkers on and picked it up moving him well off the road. After I finished eating lunch, I offered to help someone who was picking up wood for a fire later on tonight. Just before leaving, I picked up trash around the site.

After I did these kind deeds, it seemed that my day just got better and better.

With gratitude to everyone doing kind deeds today,

happy_face1Well, today was a pretty good day for me.  I had the mindset to do kind deeds and felt that it was a productive day.  What I quickly discovered is that when you are looking for kindness to do, a kindness opportunity will present itself.  For example, this morning I was walking up to the club to work out and as I got near the door, I noticed a lady with her hands full coming up from behind me.  Easy opportunity for me to stand there, wait a moment and then open the door for her.  She smiled and appeared very grateful.

Several times today I also did kindness for myself.  I SO wanted a snickers bar in the afternoon but decided to have a piece of fresh fruit instead.  At lunch, I really wanted a coke but ordered water instead.  I made lots of choices like that for myself today.

You don’t have to look very far to do kind deeds.  Don’t forget doing kindness for yourself is just as important as doing kindness for others.

With gratitude and kindness,


kindnesschallengebannerToday marks the first day of the 90 Days of Kindness Challenge here at idontstink.com.  Feel free to post your comments to this or any posts for the Kindness Challenge.  Now get out there and do kind deeds and let’s see how many kind deeds are logged on the kindness meter for this challenge. 

With tons of gratitude and kindness,


smileBeginning October 1st, we are challenging ourselves to do 90 straight days of kindness for others.  We will be posting a minimum of 3-4 times per week to share with your our experiences and the difference it made in our lives that day.  We encourage you to also take up the challenge.  It is easy and fun while at the same time is a great way to give back to your community, family, friends, and people you don’t know. 

Here’s how it works: 1) Make a commitment to do at least one kind deed each day.  2) Create your own kindness meter account (it’s FREE) on idontstink.com.  3) Log into the kindness meter to look for ideas of kindness.  There are 8 tabs of kindness suggestions for you.  They are: Everyday, Environment, Office/School, Community, On the Road, Family, Friends, & Self Kindness. 4) Do your one kind deed (or more if you like).  5) Come back to idontstink.com and login to the kindness meter.  Add your kind deed to your personal meter and watch both yours and the public meter go up.  6) If something touched you while doing the kind deed, go to the latest blog post and tell us your story.  That’s it!

If you are uncomfortable sharing your story on the blog, you can always email me directly at: bill@positract.com

With loads of gratitude and kindness,