Tomorrow is THE BIG DAY!
(If you don’t know what THE BIG DAY is, you can catch up here.)
So here’s how it’s going to work …
* We’re all going to go around and do something (or lots of somethings) nice tomorrow.
* We’re going to come back here and share our ideas with each other.
* It is going to be AMAZING!
So here’s how we’re going to keep this organized. Tomorrow, after you complete your act of kindness, you can either comment on the post that I’ll put up, or you can comment on our Facebook page. When I’ve received your comment, I’ll add it to the list. Just a brief summary would be great – and I’d love to hear your city/state (or country, if outside the US). So our post will look like this:
1. Handed out flowers in a nursing home. – Fairport, NY
2. Paid for a stranger’s groceries. – Dallas, TX
3. Wrote a thank-you card to a teacher. – Manteca, CA
4. Left a treat for my mailman. – Provo, UT
… And so on. As I get your comment, I’ll update the list. We’ll see if we can get to 100 acts of kindness! WOOHOO, I am SO excited!
Remember, if you’d like to print off a little note explaining what we’re doing, click here. (It’s totally free, of course.)
A few more things I want to mention. First of all, there’s really only one “rule” for tomorrow … your act of kindness needs to be something you wouldn’t normally do. Our goal tomorrow is to stretch ourselves a little bit and to serve someone that we normally wouldn’t. We’re teaching ourselves to look for opportunities to spread sunshine. I really believe that kindness is a skill; like any other skill, the more we practice it, the more naturally it will come to us.
And the last thing … you might be wondering why we’re coming back and reporting to each other. Usually I don’t ask you to do that (although I LOVE it when you do). There are two reasons I’d like to do that tomorrow. The first is that it’s always exciting to serve in a group. Since we’re spread all over, this website is our group, and this is the best way I could come up with to serve “together”. 😉 The other reason is that I have found many, many wonderful service ideas by reading other people’s stories online. Some of my very favorite ideas have come from other blogs. And I’m hoping that as our list grows tomorrow, we’ll see a few things that will make us think, “Oh, what a great idea! I’m going to do that next time!”
If you have any questions or need suggestions, please feel free to comment here. Otherwise … I’ll “see” you tomorrow!!