Thursday, May 2

700 Follower Celebration - Random Acts of Kindness are My Gift to You

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What a pleasure it is to be celebrating a blog milestone today!



It is a lot of work to keep a blog going & I'm so thankful to you followers & readers who make it so worthwhile! Many thanks to the 700 "Google Friend Connect" friends & nearly 200 Google+ followers for your support. 

As my gift to you, I have been working on


{The number is for the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims in Newtown, Connecticut  USA -
 one random act of kindness to honor the life of each.}

The plan: NOT to include things I do for my own children & my Hunny {because I would have been done in about a day!}, but rather to look outside my everyday routine. If possible, I tried to help strangers. Here are a couple of examples:

- Let people in front of me in line
- Picked up garbage on the walk home from church
- Gave an elderly man a ride. He was waiting for the bus {in the cold} in front of his sister's assisted living home. This was one of my favorites - he was SO delightful to talk to!
- Rounded up some stray grocery store carts & put them away {my son used to have this job, so he made me aware of it}
- Gave the garbage man a soda because there were lots of cars parked in our circle & he had a hard time maneuvering around them - it made him smile . . . 


While trying to do nice things for strangers, I noticed something - it was really hard! Even with all the terrible stuff that happens in the world, most people are so kind. When I tried to do something for others, sometimes they had the same idea & beat me to it! 

I had so much fun doing this. Thank you so much for giving me
something wonderful to celebrate! I heart you!

Shared at these awesome parties:

8 comments:

  1. So inspired by you! Thank you so much for sharing your kind acts, I want to try. You amaze me in so many ways!

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    1. Darling Ashley, I really appreciate you for taking the time to leave your sweet comment. Your message is a compliment coming from you because I know you go out of your way to make the world a better place. Thanks for reading!

      Warmly, Michelle

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  2. What an inspiring thing to do. I really need to look at the world around me more often. I'll start today! This is my first visit to your blog and I can't even remembered what I clicked to get here but I'm glad I did. I'll be back!
    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Robin

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    1. Welcome Robin, so glad you stopped by & I appreciate your sweet comment. Happy Sunday to you also!

      Warmly, Michelle

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  3. I love it!!! I especially love the number 26 to honor the SH Community. You are right ... keeping up a blog is really hard, but I'm so glad you do it! xoxo jules

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    1. I'm so glad you write your blog as well, Jules - it's such a bright spot on the internet! AND of course - as you know - I'm so thankful for your inspiration in the first place about doing random acts of kindness to celebrate blog milestones. You rock!!

      Warmly, Michelle

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  4. You are the all-time sweetest! What wonderful gestures! It reminds me of that quote ~ The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest of intentions. Congrats on 700! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Pam & for your sweet comment. I'm such a fan of simple details & I'm so grateful to have a great blog like yours to enjoy.

      Warmly, Michelle

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