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Open the Phone Book, Pick a Name, and Send Someone Anonymous Gifts

#47 Sometimes we all have a rough night, morning, month, etc — even Barbie. About two months ago, I anonymously mailed letters of encouragement to three randomly selected strangers and wrote down 15 of my favorite inspirational quotes in the … Continue reading

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And What Do You Want to do with THAT?: The English Major

Go English majors! Long live liberal arts! Below is the speech I gave, during the weekend of my college graduation, at my English convocation: At the start of the movie Adventureland, there’s a scene in which James, the main character, … Continue reading

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Anonymously Mail Letters of Encouragement to Strangers

#29 From the moment I put this item on my “Kind Acts & Volunteering” list, I could not wait to cross this one off the list, especially after imagining how excited I would be if I got an anonymous letter … Continue reading

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Positive Messages on Sticky Notes

Several months ago, I wrote a post about how I crossed “Write Inspirational Messages on Sticky Notes and Put Them in Public Places Off my Bucket List.” It was a lot of fun thinking that perhaps, I made someone’s day … Continue reading

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Write a Nice Letter to Someone

#5 Technically, the letter that I’m thinking about was actually in the format of an email, but for now, I’ll still count it. Although I wrote the email before I started this blog, it was one of the items on … Continue reading

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Carl’s Volunteering Abroad Blog

I’d just like to give a big thank you to Carl, the blogger behind VOLUNTEERING ABROAD, for featuring my article on his site. If you want to check out the article, you can read it here! Although Carl is still relatively young, … Continue reading

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Start a Gratitude Journal

#22 I first got the idea to start a gratitude journal from Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. In her book, she writes about how this exercise was one of the ways she tried to boost her happiness. In her … Continue reading

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Start and Lead Creative Writing Classes for Children at Local Libraries

#2 One of the items on last summer’s bucket list was to start creative writing classes for children. As a creative writing major and someone who loves the subject, I figured this item could be a lot of fun! I … Continue reading

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