but before I get to far into that, let me tell you what inspired me.
You might recall in this post, a while back when I challenged all of you to do some Random Act of Kindness (RAK), because I was inspired by this website.
Kind over Matter. It is now a site that I check out on a daily basis, because it's just a "happy" place. lol Check it out if you get a chance, I think you'll like it. I just stumbled upon it a few months ago and fell in love.
I was hoping when I posted about the RAK that I planned to do, and shared some photos.. that maybe it would inspire someone else to do the same, and so on and so on. In the end .. well, it would atleast bring a few smiles right? Well, last night I opened my inbox to find a very cool email send to me by one of my readers. I responded and asked her if it was okay for me to share it here today.
I'm not mentioning her name or where she lives... of course , because she's having fun keeping people guessing. lol
Here's the main part of her email
I followed through with your Random Acts of Kindness the other day here in Sargent (population about 600) I purchased some silk flowers at the local variety store and cut each one apart from the main stem. I attached a note telling them that the flower was theirs, to have a great day and to spread the act of kindness around. I got up real early and placed them all over our Main Street, on a window ledge, a park bench, on a door, in the post office, etc. It wasn't very long before I heard the "buzz" that people were finding flowers around town! I kept it a secret and people are trying to figure out who left them. I think I am going to wait a few weeks and do it again but I need some more ideas - do you have any???!!
Is that cute or what? lol Today she wrote back to say it was fine for me to share and she said..
"People asked me yesterday "Did you get a flower?" It is hard not to laugh but it does make me smile".
Okay.. so will you help me out with a couple of things?? First of all...
Pay it forward... do something nice, something kind, something to make someone smile. I know we all try to do nice things and make others happy..but take it a step further and do something you normally wouldnt do... without anyone knowing it's you. Hopefully they will do the same.
The other thing you could do for me .. and for my blog reader.. ( and hopefully to inspire others).. is leave a comment with an idea for a an act of kindness. Big or teenie tiny.. doesnt matter.
If you do that .. I'll put your name in the hat . I'm giving away 4 different little vintage goodie and ephemera packs. You can see them above in the first photo. The second photo is a general peek at whats inside. ( might varry a bit in each one..but pretty close to what's in this photo).
I'll draw 4 winners on Sunday and post them, so be sure to check back. If your a winner , I'll need to get your addy as soon as possible so that I can get them mailed off .. hopefully before I leave Tuesday to be gone for two weeks.
Help us out .. we need ideas.Anything that comes to your mind that would be fairly simple and inexpensive .. yet bring a smile!
Be kind, you'll like how it feels