Blog Series: Kindness

Inspired to use my imagination to make a difference, in 2012 I gave myself a challenge: a “30 day Christmas Challenge”, completing a random of act of kindness every day.  I started this challenge believing I was the one helping others, but it turns out that I was the one who was changed by the end.  In just one month I met some amazing people and gained a new perspective on life.

While the challenge was only intended to last 30 days, I realized that the true challenge is to keep kindness with you every day–so I’ve continued challenging myself to find other opportunities to help others and give back.  In addition, I’ve made my “Christmas Challenge” an annual tradition, helping me to remember what the holidays are really about.

This series has one single purpose: inspiration.  (And if you’re looking for inspiration, you can see my full list of acts of kindness here.)  In one of my acts of kindness I visited a nursing home and met a woman named Ruth.  I still think about something she said to me…”Love is a chain…it only takes one person.”  I’m hoping that by reading my stories, you’ll be inspired to start your own chain of kindness.

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #1…The 3 Hours That Changed My Life

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #2…Keeping it Simple

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #3…A Special Delivery

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #4…Hitting the 50 Cent Lottery

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #5…Dessert for the Deserving

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #6…Smiling Over Savings

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #7…A “Sole” Purpose Today

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #8…A Reunion 24 Years in the Making

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #9…It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #10…Hot Diggity Dog!

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #11…A Random Stranger

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #12…The Easiest Act of Kindness

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #13…Make a Meal, Make a Difference

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #14…Can I Take Your Order, Please

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #15…The Real Hunger Games

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #16…Mom to Mom

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #17…Things Came Full Circle

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #18…Meeting Ruth

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #19…The People Who Dread Christmas

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #20…Light in the Time of Darkness

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #21…Pay It Forward

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #22…A Visit to the Place I Hate

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #23…Coffee in the Cold

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #24…A Special Table of 4

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #25…A Salute to our Military

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #26…Joy to the World

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #27…Surprising St. Nick

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #28…Feeling Like Oprah

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #29 and 30…Donations and Donuts

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #31…Merry Christmas!

Kindness Continues: A Special Surprise for Some Very Special Kids

Kindness Continues: Lessons From the Tortoise

Kindness Continues: Why I Want to Go “Over the Edge”

Kindness Continues: A 5K to Crush Cancer

Kindness Continues: Eating for Charity–Part 1

Kindness Continues: Eating for Charity–Part 2

Kindness Continues: I Am Loved

Kelly Takes On: Going Over the Edge for Kindness

Kelly Takes On: The 5 Things I Learned Going Over the Edge

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #1…A Cozy Bus Stop Bench

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #2…Joe Pesci vs the Happy Hookers

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #3…One (of a kind) Bistro

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #4…A Thanksgiving with Turkey…and Energy Drinks

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #5…My Ticket for Inspiration

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #6…On the Receiving End of Kindness

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #7…Say Cheese

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #8…A Letter to My Little Sister

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #9…Can Marketing Make a Difference?

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #10…A Pint of Kindness

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #11…A Bear of a Day

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #12…You’ve Got Mail

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #13…Looking Through the Lens of Kindness

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #14…The Giving Plate

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #15…Surviving the Waiting Game

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #16…A BIG Christmas Delivery

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #17…A Sweet Cure for Homesickness

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #18…Answering the Bell

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #19…A Seat for a Hero

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #20…My Five Minute Undercover Mission

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #21…Back to the Beginning

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #22…Tea Time With a Priceless Family Heirloom

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #23…A Redbox Surprise

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #24…Make (Another) Meal, Make a (Bigger) Difference

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #25…”EZ” Does It!

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #26…Kindness in the Checkout Lane

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #27…My Visit With Christmas Past

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #28…Is This Enough To Count?

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #29…Sharing Some Christmas Luck

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #30…Santa for the Young at Heart

Complete Your Random Acts of Kindness With Style!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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