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It has been almost a month since the challenge began and I have had some very interesting experiences.  You may have read about some of them already but here are a couple of things learned this past week.  I struggled a bit in not being able to accomplish big, elaborate kind acts.  As I stated in an earlier post, I started doing lots of small kind acts.  Today I realized that it may seem small to me but it could be HUGE for the recipient of the act. 

Another thing that I realized is that as I did more small kind acts, they became second nature to me.  I recall the other night when I was thinking about my day and the kindness done, I initially thought that I didn’t do any kind deeds.  Then one by one I started recalling all the small acts.  I believe these kind deeds have given me a boost in positive energy.   A nice side-effect!

Peace and gratitude,


Well, I haven’t posted in a few days because I was waiting for that huge kind deed to occur.  What I have quickly stanky_1discovered is that no kind deed is too small.  Also, no kind deed is wasted.  For the past week I really do not have any major kind act to report, just lots of small ones.  But you know what?  That is not bad at all.  Typical daily kind deeds for me are things like answering my phone giving a compliment, slowing down to let people merge in front of me on the road, practicing forgiveness, calling family and friends, sending positive emails, etc…

Maybe my next post will have a gigantic kind deed that changed someones life.  But then again, maybe not.  I will, however, continue to live kindness each and every day.

With peace and gratitude,


As I was thinking about what to include today for the kindness project, a thought came to me to post some of my favorite kindness quotes.  As I have researched them in the past, I was amazed at how many people believe in the power of kindness.  Here are some of my favorite ones:
“I’ve learned…. That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.” – Andy Rooney

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness” – HH The Dalai Lama

“Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.” – The Talmud

“Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.” – Garrison Keillor

“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.” – Goethe

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth.” – Albert Einstein

…AND MY Personal Favorite! “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have an incredibly kind day!


We are now 14 days into the Kindness Challenge and I am learning a lot more than I thought.  I was thinking about sweetie_1kindness today while walking down a sidewalk.  I looked down and there was a piece of gum sitting right in the middle waiting to go for a ride with someone.  I passed it up but then quickly turned around and picked it up and deposited in a nearby trashcan.  This was a really small kind deed that no one will ever know about. 

Remember, you do not have to look very far to find a kind deed to offer.  It seems interesting to me that every time I am out and thinking of kindness, an opportunity presents itself in minutes.  While on the way back home, I was thinking about kindness and saw a truck wanting to get over.  I slowed way down and waved him over.  He waved back once he was in the lane.  I could go on and on but every kind deed no matter how big or small is truly a gift you give the recipient, yourself and anyone else who witnesses it.

With gratitude,


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,