Sunday, July 15, 2007

Random Act of Kindness? Pay it Forward? Contest Alert!!!!!

***Sticky post scroll down for recent posts**** ***Update***
I have the Mr. Linky thing all figured out!! Be back here on Monday with a post on your very own RAK!! Add your name and site to the Mr. Linky!!! Lets do this every Monday!! We can start the week off
right!! If you have already posted about something then link to it!! Its only Friday so I know you guys can do some sort of RAK this weekend!!!
See you on Monday!! The giveaway winner will be announced later next week. I am going to add the people that linked in this post to the people that participate on Monday!! So if you do both you have 2 chances of winning!! Spread the love people!

**Update*** Check out the contest at the end of this post!!

I read a great post yesterday and I have been thinking about it ever since. Kristi at Everything pink wrote a post about the power of a Blog Comment. Further down in the post she talks about the random act of doing something nice for someone you don't know.

Today she thought it would be great if someone took this on and started a blog or weekly project of doing something for someone that you normally would not do. I think this is a great idea. I already participate in Good Mail and love sending things out to people. This would take it to another level. Some examples of things you could do:

* leave something for a neighbor

*Pay for the coffee of the car behind you at your local coffee shop

*Send a note to someone that you have not talked to in ages

*Buy the sweet Wal-mart greeter a soda as you leave the store

*Have your children get involved

Kristi had a post today with more examples of things you could do. She said that anyone that wanted to take this on feel welcome to do so. Soooo I thought if all of you Internets were up for it then to please leave a comment and leave your ideas. This would be so much fun to write a post every week on what you have done and then link back to one blog.

All you lurkers who read this blog.......Leave a comment :-)
Wow Lelly has already posted about a Random Act of Kindess. Please go check it out.

Since I don't get a ton of traffic I sure don't want this post to go unnoticed....So I am going to have a Fantastic Giveaway!!!

Write a post about the Random act of Kindness and the contest and link back to me! That's it! That's all you have to do!

I know you are wondering what you will get??

* A personalized clipboard
* A set of Toile notecards
* A set of Marble Magnets
* Whatever else I can come up with, but that's a start.

Want to see pictures? The clipboard is here, the notecards are here and the magnets are here.
So get out there and spread the bloggity love!! Would you help a girl out?


kristi brooke said...

of course I am in!
i look forward to someone challenging me to be better!

annie said...

I'm in too!

lelly said...

jen, thanks for taking this idea and running with it! i hope this inspires a lot of people!

i shared an experience at amuse-bouche today. i hope to help share the enthusiasm!

Dedee said...

Thanks for inviting me over. I'll be thinking on how to enter. . .

When is the deadline?

Jenmomof4 said...

dedee- the giveaway will prob run for about a week or so. But I want to make this a weekly Random act of Kindness thing where people post what they did on their blog and link back to my blog. Does that make sense?

Jenmomof4 said...

Thanks Lelly for being the first to post a random act of kindness.

mom2princess said...

This sounds awsome! I will surely be participating..... but I am going out of town, so you may not hear from me for a couple of weeks.

aubrey said...
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green3 said...

I love random acts of kindness. If everyone did this, think of the kind of world we would live in!

I once gave a blog buddy a gift card to an online store. Her life had come to a point where she had nothing about"her". Everything was all about everyone else. I felt she deserved a little gift that she could use only on herself. And since I didn't know her in person and only had her email address, it was an easy way to surprise her.

Jenmomof4 said...

Green3-I love that RAC (Random Act of Kindness) That is a great idea!!

Stacey said...

I don't have my own blog, but would love to participate in your challenge. I read Kristi's blog yesterday and have already been thinking about what I can do today to contribute to random acts of kindness. To start with, today, I am going to bring yummy iced drinks to the girls at my son's daycare when I pick him up this afternoon. The weather here is HOT (100 degrees) and they deserve treats now and then for taking such great care of Dane when I am at work!
Thanks for your challenge, and also to Kristi for linking your blog so now I have another fun one to read, and maybe inspire me to start my own!!
Stacey in Washington

Christy said...

Great idea! And I'm so happy that you are selling your clipboards..that's great! What fun!

Jennifer said...

Sign me up!!!!

Malady said...

This is such a great idea! I've been doing the Starbucks thing for several months and really enjoy it.
I have linked and posted!


Holly said...

Hi there! I read Kristi's posts yesterday and today and have been mulling it over. How great of you to get something going so quickly! I would love to be a part of weekly RAK and the contest too. I will post soon on my blog and link back. Thank you for running with these great ideas!

Rug's Bug said...

Well, I posted a comment once--But I don't see it! It must've gotten sucked into the blogosphere. Anyway, I have made a post about your wonderful idea.

Karen said...

What a great idea - I'm in!

kailani said...

I write up something about it. Sounds like a great idea. The world could use more random acts of kindness!

Susie said...

I have no idea how I found your site, but I love it... What great ideas you have. I will definitely put you on my links...

Amanda said...

I think this and you are totally awesome!! The title of my blog is the classic phrase "practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty"...totally true. I LOVE doing nice things to other people as surprises. Awesome idea, girlie!!!

anyone said...

whoops. the blog is
if anyone wants to do it anonymously.

Barb said...

Way to run with a good idea!

JennaG said...

Wonderful idea.

Stephenson Family said...

Okay - since we've been thinking about this the last couple days, it's really been on my mind. We ordered pizza from a different place tonight and I was excited to do it on-line - within minutes I got a call from the DRIVER just to make sure he knew which side of the street we are on (b/c it's split by a huge park). He was so nice and genuine. He was here very quickly and was still genuinely nice. I had already paid his tip on line but wished I had some cash on hand to give him more! So, I looked up a comment number on their website and 'reported' my great experience and gave them his name. It felt so good to do something so little for someone! I can't wait for more opportunities!

CAKVD said...

Hello! I do scrapbooking RAKs as often as I can. For example in a scrapbooking swap, someone forgot to enclose their international SASE, so I just paid for it. Also in swaps, I always try to double the number of items that we are supposed to swap (instead of 10 diecuts, I'll do 20). I always try to be generous to my fellow scrapbookers. Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

catherine said...

what do you think? random . . . kind?

happened last night.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Sounds great! I will post about it in a bit.


shauna said...

My classroom is (one of)the worst to clean at the school I teach at- with so many 3,4,5 year olds. On days that for some reason the room hasn't been destroyed, or on the days that I don't have students I tell whoever is cleaning my room that they can just empty the garbage,(if it's full) and skip all the vacuuming and stuff. It always seems to happen on a day that matters and helps someone out!

Christi said...

I'm in, I'm in - thanks for giving me the heads up. This is such a fun idea!

Chrissy said...

Great Idea!!!

kailani said...

I plan to get my post up this weekend. Looks like you have a lot of interest in the project. Cool!

BTW, did the Mr.Linky work?

Kim said...

Ooh, I have a good RAK for you - just last week. You know I don't know how to use this blogger thing yet, so call me and talk me through it!

Marie said...

What is Mr. Linky? How do I post my RAK? Will there be an assignment like SPT? I want to get involved with this. Let me know how the blogging aspect of RAK will work!

michelle said...

What a great idea-count me in!

Amber said...

I LOVE this idea. 'Bout time someone got around to thinking of something like this!

Kerda said...

Good words.

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