November 20, 2013

A 52 weeks update.

Do you guys remember my 52 weeks of kindness challenge?

52 weeks


So I know a while back I got a bit discouraged and quite blogging about my good deeds after one good deed went sour
I later tweeted that I hadn't stopped, that I just stopped blogging about them.
After a bit of time I eventually forgot to try to do a good deed every week and found myself just doing them, just to do them.

I smile at strangers, I compliment girls on their boots or purses, I let my friend use my ebay & paypal account to sell a few baby items, I took a friend snacks in the hospital when she had her baby boy, I took her a few dinners, I stopped by her house with coffee and just tidied up a bit while she slept, we've stored stuff in our house for people, we've helped people pack and move, I've taken the neighbors kid with us to a school function when her mom & dad had lots of homework to catch up on, I've yet to kill Bo the dog (I really feel like this one should count almost daily) (I'd never really kill a dog, just to clarify), we hosted Thanksgiving here, we continually invited the flaky people over for things knowing that they'd flake just to be nice, I've given away Owen's old clothes to friends, I've given away random baby items or toys that the kids have outgrown, I've bought people's drinks behind me, I've left Starbucks cards for the next person that comes in, I've called my grandmother, I've tried to be a better friend, I've spread blog love and posts around just because, and so on and so forth.

My point is, it really doesn't take much at all to make someone smile or to make someone's day.

Try it.

11 comments:

  1. You are correct, it doesn't take much!!!! Glad you are still doing it, but I hope to see another post or 2 on it before the end of the year, which is right around the corner! Maybe a BIG one at the end of the year! :)

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  2. Yes. Following your gut when it comes to doing nice things is the way to go. It can be scary or weird at first, but so rewarding and so needed!

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  3. Amen, it doesn't take much at all. Nicely done!

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  4. Absolutely! I'm a big fan of holding the doors for others when I'm out. It's such a little gesture, but it's made me realize how many people have abandoned doing these little things for others.

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  5. You are a good friend, I can tell :) Did you get a new look? I'm behind on my blog reading and am just noticing. I like it!

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  6. All the time! :)
    I love doing those little acts of kindness while driving...people are always so taken aback. And personally, I've had a small act of kindness absolutely re-focus and calm down my day in the past...so on behalf of folks whose lives you're helping, thank you.

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  7. I'm proud of you for not killing Bo! :) haha

    You're a really great person though, Amber!

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  8. You are such a sweet person. And yes, refraining from killing the dog earns you all kinds of gold stars because BEEN THERE ALMOST DONE THAT, sister. (Now the puglet lives with my parents in balmy Alabama. It's gonna be a rude awakening when we come back one day and she has to live with kids again. Hahahahahahahaah (evil laugh))

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  9. It is so easy to make someone's day! We just need to pay attention to the little things that bring smiles. Great job!

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  10. You're just an awesome person Amber :D

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Comments make me happy and a happy Amber is a very good thing! :D

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