Monday, August 16, 2010


There is a season for everything. The season for this blog is finished, so it is officially closed but hopefully kindness continues to reign.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I was the recent recipient of a special kindness....chicken soup from Boston Market to be heated up at my convenience after breaking my leg.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The greatest gift

The greatest gift you can your time.
Time to listen to someone hurting.
Time to an animal shelter to be a dog walker.
Time to go to a rest home and talk with those who have no visitors.
Time in your church children's dept. to allow parents to enjoy the services.
Time to take a shut in to the Doctor. Time to pick up trash along the highway.
Time to knit or sew for charity.
Time to help at a soup kitchen.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Donate those used books and magazines to schools and libraries.....

Monday, May 24, 2010

Become a pen pal...................................

Friday, May 14, 2010

Elderly drivers

Be patient with an elderly day you will be one!

Monday, May 3, 2010

May bags

On Far side of fifty she shared a tradition of making May bags and filling them with candy.
You then hang one on your neighbors door.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

While riding the trolley recently the driver stopped to pick up some people of whom one, was an older man in a wheelchair. They helped him get up in the trolley and the driver hollered "someone give this man a seat"! Immediately a young woman who was in the very front seat stood up. The man hesitated and really didn't want to take it (am sure he had been raised to give up his seat for a lady) but out of sheer necessity sat down and quietly said "thank-you".
Kindness needs to be recieved as well as given.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Helping hand

It is easier to get up the hill with two................

Monday, April 5, 2010

Maybe you have some gently used stuffed animals that are no longer needed.....Clean them up and donate them to the police dept. It can make a huge difference to a traumatized child.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Cleaning

Have a garage full of un-used sports equipment? Camps for sick or economically disadvantaged kids would be grateful to have them........

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Don't forget to be a courteous driver

and smile and wave when others are to you.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Donate blood. It only takes 20 minutes and saves lives.
If you have an hour to spare donate blood platelets. Platelets are needed to stop bleeding in patients with leukemia, cancer and other serious blood disorders.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Be a good neighbor...Show consideration for you neighbor by respecting their privacy; avoid being loud or disruptive, keep your property neat and don't impose or ask too often for favors.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Car wash

The other day my hubby and I got my car washed and when you are finished and drive out there is a man waiting to give it a towel dry....This guy had tattoos all over his arms and it would be easy to judge him but he worked real hard and did a good job. Hubby only had a $5.00 bill on him and asked the man to give him back 3 ones which would give him a $2.00 tip...the man said he would have to go inside to get the change, came out and handed my hubby the ones and we headed home. About half way home my hubby looks at the ones still in his hand and realizes the guy gave him all five ones and didn't keep the two for a tip..... Hubby said a bad word, turned around and went back, parked the car and walked around the car the guy was currently wiping down and handed him the two dollars.....I wished I would have had a camera! The guy was absolutely gleeful. Now, I don't think it was over the two dollars because he said over and over "Thank you for your honesty"....he waved at me and gave this big thumbs up and was just beaming.
It took very little effort and seemed to bring him such joy just doing what is right.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Everyone has a smile to share...
Don't forget to share yours.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Have a charity day at work, with employees bringing nonperishable food items to donate.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Support your local Crisis Pregnancy Center

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Buy a roll of stickers and keep them in your purse.
A perfect treat for the little ones you meet along your way.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Don't forget our little feathered friends

Monday, February 1, 2010


Pay someone a compliment at least once a day

Monday, January 25, 2010

At the workplace

Bring some flowers to work along with some aluminum foil and share them with co-workers.
Home grown ones are even better!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Giving anonymously

Tape the exact change for a local phone call on a pay phone.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Take some homemade cookies to those who have to work on holidays like our firemen.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Plastic Shopping Bags

This is a mat for the homeless made from discarded plastic shopping bags! Go here for more information.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Salvation Army

Turn a $10.00 bill into ten ones and drop a dollar in the bucket as you go from store to store to shop. Brings great encouragement to the person faithfully ringing the bell and goes for a great cause.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009


Reach out and touch someone

Monday, November 30, 2009

Friendship bag

Friendship bag

a pop-top can of fruit or fruit cocktail

a pop-top can of Vienna sausage

a small can of juice

a package of cheese and crackers, or peanut butter and crackers

a napkin and plastic fork

a moist towelette

one all-day bus pass

change for a local phone call

a card with community contact phone numbers (crisis clinic, food bank, salvation army)

a coupon for a free shower at the local YMCA

Create and carry a few of these bags in your car and the next time you come to a stop light with a homeless person holding a sign................ you will have something wonderful to share and bring hope to those in need without having to be concerned that you will give them money that could be used for something you do not want to support.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bridge and Beyond Project

Click on the picture for more information about this group and to the questions they ask below...

just say yes to one.

Can you can knit, or crochet and make something to donate?

Can you can blog about this to spread the word?

Can you can place our badge on your blog or website to spread the news?

Can you can tell your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your co-workers about it?

Does someone in your circle knit, crochet, have yarn they no longer use, blog, have a website?

Can you donate socks? Which are always a needed item...nothing worse than cold wet feet.

Can you can collect little soaps, lotions, shampoo etc? Start saving all those samples at hotels when you travel (either for business or pleasure).

Can you put out a box to collect things at work?

Can you place a notice in your school's newsletter, your church's bulletin?

Do you have an old, no longer being used backpack you could fill with warm clothing, or instant food?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Helping hand

Friday, November 13, 2009


There are many organizations that will make good use of that old cell phone.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Baby bottle

Purchase a baby bottle and fill it with your loose change.
When full, donatate it to your local Crisis pregnancy center and both will be used and appreciated.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Food Bank

The next time you are at the grocery store and it is a two for one it and donate one to your local food bank. They are always in need.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Making a difference

In this photo taken Oct. 8, 2009, Derreck Kayongo displays bars of soap he has stored in the basement of his Lawrenceville, Ga., home. Kayongo has collected five tons of lightly used bars through his Global Soap Project, which melts them down, sterilizes them and reshapes them before sending them to refugees back in Uganda to help curb disease there. The soap-maker's son forced to flee a dictatorship years ago in Uganda is helping clean up his war-torn homeland, one used bar of American hotel soap at a time. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Donate your old glasses. Veteran's homes will refit and distribute them to people in need.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The most caring child

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old man's yard, climbed onto his lap and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "nothing, I just helped him cry."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

If you're close to Gainesville, Florida

You can volunteer some time at this wonderful sanctuary.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Beauty Tips by Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair,
Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise,
Walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored,
renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed;
Never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you need a helping hand,
You'll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands,

One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carried, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty of a woman is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows,
And the beauty of a woman with passing years-only grows!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Frequent-flyer Miles

If you happen to be a traveler that has accumulated more miles than can be used....Donate them to a charity that flies sick children to medical specialists.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

An effort that pays back for years and years

Plant a tree
A list of benefits of planted tree's can be found here and it is especially important in Urban area's

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"It's not that people don't care...but rather, that they forget to"

The purpose of this site is to encourage each other to be kind to others, as well as to ourselves.
Anyone can join and share whatever may be encouraging.....a tip, information, experience, story, poem, quote or picture.
Click "Join" on the sidebar and you are on your way to helping make a difference!