Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Random Act of Kindness to Yourself: NIGHTLY PHONE BAN: JOIN MY 30 DAY CHALLENGE

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Hi everyone!

Winter is over and it's time to start thinking about some activities to do outside....  once we admit that the groundhog lied to many of us (not me, I'm in sunny Southern Calif.)   

So this month I want to challenge you to be KIND TO YOURSELF.  Yes!  

Another blogger, Geneva, who has this challenge for the MONTH of APRIL.  I don't know if everyone can do a month so I am challenging you to do it for as long as you are able to.
If you can do it for a week, great.  Two weeks super.... and so on!

Here is where you can find her challenge and all the HELPS that go with it!  Ready?  

Be sure to COMMENT at the end of Geneva's page and tell her how the Nightly Phone Ban went.  When you're ready for 30 days, just continue going to her blog and keep with it. I'm going to try my hardest to make it 30 days.

Here are some of her helps to get her through the night:

What she reads at night to get to sleep

How she sleeps better at night

Of course you can look all over the internet yourself by searching the various search engines for more help if these don't work for you.  Someone is always up here around the clock so I know this will work for us.  Especially ME! 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Goal 1: Join the Kindness Project

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Since 1996... Please join us every day for the Kindness Project! Reach out into the world every day, any day! Also, one day a year, July 27th, we invite everyone- at once- to join us for International Kindness Project Day.
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To help one person is to help the world. -Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

Get your free cards here:

Please join us every day for the Kindness Project! Reach out into the world on behalf of your beloved one, every day, any day!

Also, one day a year, July 27th, we invite everyone- at once- to join us for International Kindness Project Day and we give away FREE KP cards online!

The Kindness Project began by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, founder of the MISS Foundation, in 1996 as a way for families to honor and remember their child or children who died.

Many years later, more than 1,000,000 (ONE MILLION!) Kindness Project cards have been used around the world to perform random acts of kindness in memory of a child, parent, friend, or spouse who died before their time.

The idea is to perform random acts anonymous kindness in your community. A little card is left behind so that the person who benefits from the kindness knows that a precious child's life and death continues to matter.

This beautiful movement has helped thousands of families to heal and find positive outlets for their overwhelming grief.

You can get your FREE KP cards here:

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fall Bucket List 2014 (break the ice, it's been a year!)

Do you have a FALL BUCKET LIST and if so how many things can you check off?

What have you been doing since the kids went back to school, the weather started changing, etc.??

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

From pranking to giving a homeless man a new life!

YouTube Pranksters Behind VitalyzdTv Give Homeless Man New Teeth In Touching 'Extreme Homeless Makeover' (VIDEO)

Watch Martin's tears of joy when the guys tell him he has a dentist appointment scheduled for the next day, and his reaction to the new dentures. 

Though Martin has faced harassment from other homeless people, he says his life has been changed by being featured on Zdorovetskiy's YouTube channel. He attributes his new job, his appearance and even getting back together with his wife to the strength thousands of viewers have helped him find. 

Now employed, Martin makes triple what he did on the street, and reminds us to have faith that it is possible to overcome all weaknesses. 

     I can't tell you how many times I am writing to a person I have met on FaceBook and they will tell me that they don't watch the World News, or the news at all because everything that they watch is BAD.  Well it is my goal to continue to bring out the good stories because only in seeing these things will people begin to believe in good things can happen to every day people like themselves.  But the GIVING has got to begin in YOU!

Shirley (my Mother In Law) with a new shirt for Mother's Day!

    Every year we donate to our local rescue mission.  We do so a number of times a year.  Sometimes (like on Friday of this week) we will take the clothes that I no longer wear or this year it will be that my Mother In Law left behind (when she passed away on Feb. 15, 2013) to the facet of the rescue mission for the women and children who live there in their building. 

   Saturday (11/9/13) would have been my Mother in Law's 91st birthday if she were still here and it will be very hard to face this first one without her.  Seventeen years of the best birthdays (not counting the year she knew she was going to have her cancer surgery on Dec. 24, 2009) with her.  We always made a major celebration of this day with however many people we could get together with her.  Please pray/send positive thoughts to my husband and I this year. 

Are there ways that you celebrate those who have passed on in your life on their birthdays?  And in our story here we learned of pranksters who did something really wonderful for a homeless man.  Do you have any thoughts after reading/watching that story?  I would love to read them here on comments or on my fan group on FaceBook at:  https://www.facebook.com/Chattingwithcarolyn anywhere on the topics or in private in my MESSAGES there.   Thank you so very much!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Practicing Random Acts of Kindness

This past week was a rough week, well when you think about it... it's been a rough month.  Some of my friends are still out of work, some have no place to live in a couple of weeks (FaceBook friends) because they don't know where there next check is coming from, my community has sent me three letters in the last weeks asking for money for one cause or another in time for Thanksgiving, I've had so much stress in my life that my body is shutting down and just refusing to go on without more sleep, I've been running my husband hard doing projects around the house that I want done before it starts raining (yes, God, I do believe you will send us some rain that we need here in Southern California!).  

Just this week there was a fatal shooting at the LAX.  More children were reported hurt by family members, more children were doing horrible things to other people, our society is crying out that it's not going to take it anymore.  We need love, peace, the rich reaching out to the poor .... everyday and not just at Thanksgiving.  And not just to "those people" (stated by an unnamed celebrity) referring to the homeless and how he dishes out Thanksgiving meals to "those people."

I have four active blogs and this one and one other seems to get the least of my attention and so that is going to change this month and they are going to see the most!

I'm directing my fan group on FB to read this blog and the other one that is my dog's blog to read more and interact by commenting.  We're all working towards a kinder society beginning with ourself! 

I ask you to do one thing...  SMILE.   It may be the hardest thing for you to do right now if you're like me.  But do it!  And make it matter.  Smile at someone.  It doesn't cost anything and is a random act of kindness! 

Thank you!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Would you do the same for someone else?

I just love seeing these examples of Random Acts of Kindness!  Doesn't it make you wish you had the money to do something like this? 

Well guess what!?  You don't need MONEY to do a Random Act of Kindness and you can start RIGHT NOW!  

I bought this book the first time so that I could help my husband who was always asking me for ideas of how he can help me with my fibromyalgia and degerative discs and depression.  He read through the book twice.  And then I gave it away online in a giveaway. 

Realizing that I missed the book and wanted a copy for our home for ideas on how to help anyone (including Random Acts of Kindness) I bought the book again for us to learn how to do random acts of kindness at home (first) because I thought it would be an easier place to start and should start.  But you know what?  There's no place that you "should" do it.  So if you can begin where you feel most comfortable, then please do.

So, if I can get 10 thoughtful replies to this blog entry,  I am going to again have another GIVEAWAY of this book.  You can also purchase the book for yourself at: 

 and the kindle version is LESS than $5.00

When commenting, please tell me IF you would be interested in joining my Book Club on FaceBook and reading this book and sharing together about it.  Thank you!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Are you a "judging" kind of person?

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured above) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service....only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food....NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.

As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation........"We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek"....The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.....The homeless man sitting in the back stood up.....and started walking down the aisle.....the clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him....he walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment....then he recited

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning...many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.... he then said....Today I see a gathering of people......not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples...when will YOU decide to become disciples? He then dismissed service until next week.......Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

FREE coffee to 500 people!

A man bought himself a morning coffee and doughnut. Then he bought coffee for the next 500 people in line.

On Monday, a Canadian man walked into his local Tim Horton's in Edmonton, Canada, got himself a Boston cream doughtnut and a double-double, and then paid for 500 more large coffees for his Canadian neighbors. So, great work, America. We got showed up by Canadians yet again wtih their friendly, selfless ways and their likeable doughnut chains.

The bill came to nearly $900, and the man refused to leave his name or a reason for his random act of caffeinated kindness. It took the shop until 8:30 the following morning to get through all the free coffees, and the mysterious man (I call rights to Coffeeman: the superhero) made hundreds of people's days.
No one ever does this in America. We've all thought about doing it, how good it would feel, how awesome it would be to sit outside the Dunkin Donuts, and see people's smiles as they emerged, and then tell them you were the one who bought them the free coffee and that they could repay you anyway they wanted.

But at the end of the day, we never do it, because 900 American dollars is a lot of French crullers for ourselves.
(by Shira Rachel Danan)

Question:  Have YOU ever bought anything in line for someone behind you or before you?   It's the most rewarding thing to do!  

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Why Be Kind?

Recent research into brain functioning has confimed that we are hard-wired for love and compassion. So it's not all chasing about individual success - our communities and society flourish when people look out for each other.

When we're kind to people we know it strengthens our connections with them and provides a source of support. Research shows that we may benefit from giving support more than those receiving it - and we're also more likely get support in return when we need it. This may not be like-for-like support, or even from the same person, but being kind to others builds a wider support network which increases well-being all round.

Doing kind things for strangers helps build co-operation, trust and a sense of safety in our communities. It also helps us to see others more positively and empathise with them. These are the foundations of a thriving local community and a flourishing society - one which builds well-being all round.

Friday, July 12, 2013

DIY idea!

The above photo is from a gal named Kristy who calls this her Family Launch Pad.  I thought this idea was so cute that I'm including it here for you all to read as well.  I love the idea!  I love all the wonderful sayings and thought that you could build this with Doing Random Acts of Kindness.

What are some ways that you could make changes here and what would you write? 

Craft it Forward!

These are pieces of artwork that I've come across on the Internet that I wanted to share and then ask any of you to do something to share as well here or on it's own post.  I haven't opened up the fan page for people directing posting because I want to protect this blog from anything that is hating.

What are some ways that you know people (or yourself) share of themselves with others?