Hi lovely readers!
I decided it might be fun, right before the holidays, if we do a project that will hopefully make the world just a little brighter.
So if you’re interested in bringing yourself some fun holiday cheer, follow these simple steps:
1). Check out this incredible list of holiday acts of kindness that this radio station came up with, my “Kind Acts & Volunteering Bucket List”, or come up with your own kind act, and send a photo of you (or if friends, family, children, etc join in with you, include them in the photo too!) doing the act, along with a short paragraph describing what you did, how it brightened your holiday, and how you think it might have brightened another person’s (or peoples’) holiday(s) to my inbox at the Facebook page Project Light to Life.
2). After I receive your message, I will assign you a tracking number, then share your photo, message, and your tracking number in a post on Project Light to Life’s wall.
(I got the idea about the tracking # from ThinkKindness.org)
3). Finally, share your post that I put up on the page with at least one friend, family member, colleague, etc (via Facebook, Twitter, etc) asking him, her, or them to join in on the kindness chain by doing a kind act as well, sending a photo doing the act, and telling them to include YOUR tracking number in the message to me.
4). This way, as the chain continues you can see how many people YOU specifically influenced to do kind acts, by looking at how often your tracking number begins appearing on the page. Who knows, as the chain moves from friends, to friends of friends, etc, you may influence people across the globe!
I know this idea is not a new one, but many people, including one of my favorite authors Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project say that the key to increasing your own happiness is to make someone else happy. Even if your act includes making a drawing for your daughter or holding the door open for someone, that would be great! (You don’t have to take a photo of the actual act, but maybe a photo of the drawing, of a swinging door, etc, just to give us an idea of what you did.) I plan on doing my own act this weekend, once finals are over, so will do the project as well!
So who’s ready to have some fun and start a movement that could really impact people? If you’re not yet ready, here’s some additional inspiration :):
So who’s interested :)? I look forward to receiving your messages!
P.S. Extra points for the person who notices what’s wrong with my Christmas hat!