Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thank You to a Teacher

Teachers always hope they have a positive impact on the students that they teach. However, sometimes it is hard to see that impact right away. So it’s really nice when a student goes out of his or her way to let a teacher know that they enjoyed a class and found it interesting or valuable. Today, a student gave a teacher at BHS a plate of cupcakes and a thank you note, letting him know that she enjoyed his class and that she had learned a lot. What an awesome act of kindness! "She certainly made my day and reminded me why I decided to become a teacher in the first place!”

Monday, December 15, 2014

A stuffed Motorcycle for Dad

This weekend, my family was supposed to go to Chicago to see relatives and enjoy the city during the holiday season. Unfortunately, my two year old Ben got pink eye, altering our plans. My wife decided to take my four year old Brady to Chicago while me and Ben stayed home. While in Chicago, they saw the holiday train, ate at Rainforest Cafe, played ping pong at the hotel, and did a lot of other fun things. At one of the stores, Brady got to play the “claw game”. Though normally impossible to win anything, Brady won a stuffed motorcycle! I think Brady knew I was a little bummed I wasn’t able to go with him to Chicago, so he decided to give the motorcycle to me when he got home. It was such a cool thing for him to do because it was completely unprompted by any adults. It was his way of letting me know he was thinking of me while he was having a fun day with his mom. Last night, I slept with the stuffed motorcycle (I know, like I’m the four year old!) just so he knew how thankful I was of his kind act. Thanks Brady, you are a great kid and made me happier than you will know by giving me that stuffed motorcycle!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Awesome Neighbor

Today we received this story through email about a person with an awesome neightbor. What a great example of lending a helping and kind hand to others.
"I have the best next door neighbor. His name is Mark and he is the kind of neighbor that will do anything for you. Often, out of nowhere, Mark will text me and ask if he can bring over some freshly baked (and diet crushing!) goodies...cookies, pie, quiche, you name it. He is also always helping in other ways too. Today, after bringing over the cookies in the picture, he raked all the leftover leaves out of my yard from the fall. We had an early snow fall this year, and it caught most of us off guard and unable to remove the leaves before winter. But on December 13th, there was Mark without even telling me he was going to help. Amazing! I can only hope that I am as good a neighbor to him as he is to me. He is the definition of what a neighbor should be and I am happy that he sets a great example of giving to me and my family. Thanks Mark! You are the best!"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What was once mine, is now yours

Someone shared a story with me on Facebook today. It reminded me of the Go Dogs Go act of kindness I performed a while ago. Who would have thought that even just a dollar could put a smile one someone's face? It's incredible how easy making someone's day can really be. Thanks for sharing! 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

#liveAOK

I received an email today about #liveAOK and I wanted to share this with all of you! Live Kelly and Michael have partnered with Extra gum and are celebrating the holidays by awarding acts of kindness. There are 5 winners a week, and one grand prize winner! Weekly winners will receive 500 dollars and a year's supply of Extra gum. The grand prize winner will receive 10,000 dollars, a year's supply of Extra gum, and another 10,000 dollars to donate to their charity of choice. Starting today, you can nominate friends or family who have performed an act of kindness. Anything goes, from shoveling a driveway or buying someone a flow. You can nominate others and find more information about #liveAOK by visiting http://livekellyandmichael.dadt.com/live/aok/  Deadline to nominate other is December 8th! 


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Thursday, October 9, 2014

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream

My friend Collin, who has been on this blog before, came home to visit from college last weekend. My friend and I hung out with him, and we made pumpkin bars. After making them we had so many left over, so we decided to deliver pumpkin bars to our friends around town. On of our friends who wanted one was at McDonalds, so we drove over there and we ended up talking to them for a while. While we were there I saw a man walk out with an ice cream cone. I made a little comment, "That looks so good, I want one." and left it at that. Several minutes passed before we drove away. As we were pulling away Collin said, "go through the drive thru." So we did, and he ordered an ice cream cone and gave it to me. It was such a small gesture, but it made my heart happy that he remembered my little comment and did that for me. I am blessed with some pretty great friends.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cleaning the car

Today I went to go vacuum my car out, and at the car wash there are 4 vacuuming spots, but only two vacuums. When I got there, there were 2 other cars, so that meant I had to wait a couple minutes for a vacuum. It wasn't a big deal, it was actually nice because it gave me time to throw away trash and take out all the random things that needed to be taken home. The man that I was parked next to finished using the vacuum, but instead of just driving away, he put another quarter in, handed me the vacuum, and said "here you go." I know it was only a quarter, but it made me smile that he did it anyways! It is truly the little things in life.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Silver Kite "Acts of kite'ness"

There is a company called Silver Kite Community Arts Consulting, and they are creating a pretty amazing project. They are currently in the middle of their "Act of kite'ness" campaign, and they want our help! What this campaign is, is a collection of photos showing yourself, or others, performing random acts of kindness. If you capture a photo of a random act of kindness being performed tweet it, or post it on Facebook, and include a description along with the hashtag #ActofKiteness "In your #ActsofKiteness photo, Silver Kite encourages you to be as creative as possible, and incorporate the arts in your image. Think about how empathy and kindness through the arts brings about change in the communities. " says Tori Green, marketing intern. Silver Kite will be collecting the photos through October 16th, so be sure to share. For more information visit: http://www.silverkiteconsulting.com/ and remember, "A photo is worth 1,000 words".


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Friday, September 5, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #53- Lessons

I play softball, and several months ago a parent asked me if I would give their little girl pitching lessons. At first I was hesitant, because I did not think I would be the best at it. Well, I gave it a shot and and here we are now... I'm still giving her lessons, and I even started helping out other girls on her team. I've learned that the knowledge you have isn't meant for just you, it is meant to be shared with others. She is such a talented player, and I am glad I got the opportunity to work with her. I guess you can say we both have taught each other a lot.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Simply, I'm Here

I received a story from Robb about a very incredible organization ran by his girlfriend and himself. He says that previously he ran an organization called Postcards from Farr Away. How it worked was friendly strangers would send in a nice letter on a postcard and they would send them off to other strangers to brighten their day. He says, "After three years of operations the organization served over 10,000 people in 40 different countries on 6 different continents." It's easy to assume that this organization was a lot to manage, and after a while Robb was unable to keep up due to other commitments. "Since then, there has been a missing piece in my heart for some time. Most people fondly recall postcards and they ask me when I'll bring it back."  Well, Robb and his girlfriend, Lily, have started up a new organization with the same idea. Simple, I'm here is the name. It has the same focus, except now it's internet based. All you do is type out a nice letter and sign it with #simplyimhere . "We can then quickly scan the internet for messages with these hashtags, hand write the messages onto postcards, and mail them out to strangers" Robb explains. They are starting this out on Twitter first, and depending on it's success, will look at expanding. Be sure to check them out and give them a follow! It's a great organization!

"Lily came up with the name for Simply, I'm Here. She wanted a name that spoke to the mission of what we were doing. The name hopefully will remind people that there are people out there for them. That no matter where they are at, there are people around them that love them. That they are apart of humanity's love story. That people are here for them." 


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Friday, August 29, 2014

High Five Friday

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Sorry that it has been so long since I have posted- things got busy! School has started back up, so that means high-five Friday has too. Don't forget to give someone a high-five and wish them a happy Friday! Happy Friday from BHS to you!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #52- Replacing

During the beginning of softball season this year we had a scrimmage and I was playing outfield. It was super sunny outside and of course I had forgotten my sunglasses. I asked if anyone had an extra pair and one of my teammates offered me hers. During the scrimmage I had a collision with another teammate and the glasses didn't make it... they broke. I felt awful! We had our end of the year banquet the other day, so I decided to purchase her a new pair of sunglasses! She was surprised to see them, especially because she told me a million times not to worry about it! I don't think she thought that I even remembered breaking them! I hope these new ones last longer than the others did! 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #51- Child's dream

During the summer I babysit a little girl in my neighborhood. If you have kept up with this blog, she has previously helped me out with a few random act of kindness. I have babysat her for the past few summers, and each summer it goes exactly how it is expect to. What I mean by that is all we did was play in the sprinklers, swim, watch movies, and go to parks. However, this year I decided to mix it up. I had her create a summer bucket list at the beginning of summer. I told her to pick everything and anything she wants to do, all her "dreams". The list includes 50 things such as; bowing, circus, baseball game, make homemade ice cream, horseback riding, mini golf, and so much more. As we complete them, we cross them off. Summer flies by just as fast as our childhood, so I'm doing everything I can to complete these things on her list in order to make this a summer she won't forget. 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Change donation

At Dairy Queen there is a jar for your change and all the donations go to helping sick children. My friend donated all the change she had in her wallet, which was a good couple of dollars. She has a couple relatives with cancer and she knows how hard some days can be for those children. Every penny counts in things like this. It is a real simple way to give back.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Strep Throat

This past week I have been sick with strep throat. My neighbors found out and surprised me with some ice cream. They said "nothing makes you feel better than ice cream!" I'm very lucky to have such thoughtful neighbors!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #50- Lemonade stand

I was driving home from practice today when I suddenly saw a lemonade stand. I turned around as quickly as I could to buy a glass. I walked up to the little kid running the stand and asked him how much it was. He told me only 25 cents, so I pulled out a dollar and told him I did not want any change. He smiled really big and said thank you at least 3 times! I know it isn't much at all but I remember when I was younger I would set up lemonade stands and if I only made 5 dollars I would be happy. I hope this little kid had a successful day of selling lemonade and made all the money he had hoped for.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #49- Movie tickets

I went to the movies with one of my friends the other day and I got there a little before she did. Since I was there early I decided to buy her ticket for her. She walked in and I handed her the ticket and she looked at me with shock because she wasn't expecting it at all!

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Traffic

Today I stopped at a gas station before practice, and the traffic to get out was absolutely crazy. I was waiting for a good amount of time. The light turned red and I saw all the cars coming up and thought I was never going to get out of there. A car stopped a little before the line and left me enough room to squeeze in so I would be able to go once the light turned green. Driving is crazy. So many people are rushing around in today's world. Letting someone in, allowing someone to go before you at a stop sign, or simply patience on the road is such a easy act of kindness that can make someones day a little easier. 

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

An unexpected thank you

A couple days ago my one of my softball coaches walked out to her car after a game and found this. Somebody left an anonymous note that "tugged on my heart strings a little" she said. Whoever wrote this for her made her smile more than they probably expected to. It's always nice seeing people who spend countless hours helping getting a thanks for all they do.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Car Wash


Today my brother's baseball team held a car wash as a fundraiser to help them get to nationals. It was their first year doing this and the results were unexpected. One car that passed was an older man who had just retired from coaching a baseball team. Besides making a money donation, he left us a bucket of baseballs as well. A few other cars donated amounts such as; 40 dollars, 30 dollars, and one even gave the team 80 dollars. There were so many cars coming through, most of which were already clean but decided to come through anyways. It was absolutely incredible to see how generous people were. Every single car really helped out this team and they couldn't be more thankful.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

High-Five Friday

Today I visited my dad's elementary school. When I walked into his classroom I looked on the white board and saw this on the Friday schedule! It's high-five Friday, have a good one!

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #48- Fruit rollups

Everyday when I get home from practice, the neighbor girl is playing outside. When she sees my car she stands up and runs over to me right away. The other day when she ran over to me she asked me in the cutest voice, "Chelsea, do you have any Fruit Roll-Ups? The tattoo kind?" Sadly, I did not have any for her! Well, yesterday I was asked to babysit her. Before going over, I went to the store and bought some tattoo Fruit Roll-Ups for her. She loved the surprise and the fact that I remembered, "Ahh Chelsea you remembered!" 

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #47- Goodsearch

If you are reading this blog odds are you have searched the internet before. There are millions of search engines: Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. Well, the other day I found a different search engine, one that gives back the more you search. It is called http://www.goodsearch.com/ and it is incredible! All you do is create an account, click get started, pick any cause to donate to, and then use the web. Depending on what you do on the internet, a certain amount of money gets donated to the organization you picked. This search engine has raised a lot of money for different causes and all you have to do to help is use the internet! I used it and it's just as efficient as all the other search engines! Next time you use the internet take a few seconds and check out http://www.goodsearch.com/

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #46- Positive text

These past two days our school has been taking our final exams for our classes. For some, finals can be very stressful. My friend Ally spends a lot of time studying and preparing for her finals, and it sometimes stresses her out. Before one of her finals I send her the text pictured above to give her some encouragement. You know, it only takes 30 seconds to send someone a text that can make them smile for hours. If you know someone who is stressed, sad, angry, or anything but happy, send them a quick text and let them know you're thinking of them. 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Compliment cards

I got a super cool story today! This kid said he saw this idea of writing out compliments on cards and passing them around, with the hopes that they continue to be passed along. He said, "I passed them around school... people reacted in different ways: happy, thankful, surprised, and some creeped out." He said majority really appreciated them, even though they were so out of the blue. The great thing about this is he saw them actually being passed around from person to person! It really does only take one person to start something, good job and great idea!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Paws Around The World

Paws Around the World by Annette & Alli, is a blog to “promote the adoptions of dogs and meet dogs from different shelters all over the world.” This blog has already received more than 4000 page views and is visited by about 200 people everyday. Annette & Alli have promoted adoption for about 25 dogs and 3 of them have been already been adopted! Just promoting the adoption of these unfortunate dogs is an amazing thing! If you are interested in the blog or even adopting a dog for yourself check out their blog at http://pawsaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/!  Plus, adopting an animal in need is a huge act of kindness! Thanks Annette and Alli, keep up the good work!

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Free pencils!

How many times have you gotten to school just to realize that you don’t have a pencil? School causes enough stress without the panic of having to find, or borrow, a writing utensil. A small group of students decided to go around our school with extra pencils to see if anyone needed one. They went to each locker bay, and areas where students generally congregate. It may sound crazy, but you could honestly see how appreciative students were when they got a pencil. It’s always nice to lend a helping hand to someone who is in need. Hopefully they can pass on the kindness in their own type of way and start a chain reaction of generosity.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Helping with notes


Today I received a story from a kid named Tony. One of his classmates injured her wrist and it hurts her to write. Tony decided to help her out by taking notes for her while her wrist healed. He says, "Earlier this week, after I finished copying her notes down, .. she apologized to me for putting me through so much work to help her, but ... I really don't mind doing the work because I know I am helping her." I feel like this happens a lot. Not the random act itself, but the apologizing for being helped. Helping others is the right thing to do, no matter what. I'm beyond impressed with your selflessness Tony. Thank you for sharing this story.


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Friday, May 23, 2014

"You said you were hungry"

Last night my brother's baseball team had a game. I was sitting down with these two kiddos and they started asking me about my blog. Once I explained it to them, they started listing off ideas of things for me to do. During our conversation the little boy mentioned that he was hungry. Without even saying a word the young girl sitting with us got up and walked away, and neither of us thought much about it. Within a few minutes she came running back with a bag of skittles, sat down, and handed them to the little boy. He said, "whose are these?" She just smiled and replied, "You said you were hungry, so I went to the concessions and bought you some Skittles. Chelsea, take a picture and you can put it on your blog!" This was the best part of my day. It is true, everyone can be nice and pay it forward, and I am so proud of both of them for doing it on their own.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ascentra Credit Union

Earlier this week I was surprised by News Channel 8, Ascentra Credit Union, my teachers, my family members, and a couple friends with 300 dollars because of this blog. It was a huge surprise! Thank you everyone who has taken such interest in what we have been doing. Please continue to pay it forward, because we are making a difference. 

Cookies to the fire station

I received an email about a random act of kindness that I had always wanted to try myself! She says, "we decided to give back a little bit to our community by bringing the fire department..cookies that we made." I think things like this are so cool. Firefighter, police officers, paramedics, and so many others work around the clock to ensure our safety, and that is why I love these stories. He added in the email, "we could tell he really appreciated that we took the time to thank them by the look on his face. It wasn’t much but it was an easy way to give back and spread the kindness." Way to go, this is awesome!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Recycling group

Some students involved with RAK delivered a thank you poster for the students that pick up recycling every week at our school. They have been working on this poster for a few days now and today was the day it was delivered. When they showed them the poster they made, their eyes lit up and every one of them started to thank the students. "They even wanted to hang the poster in the hallway" they said. Knowing that they made their day gave all of them a great sense of happiness and pride. Most people don’t know how much their service helps our school, and this poster really made them feel like they were important. What they do does makes a difference. The students talked with one of the teachers that work with the recycling group, and they learned that the money gained is donated to a local charity, which is even more incredible! 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #45- 100th post

Today's post is the 100th post made on this blog, and I think that's a big deal! In honor of 100 posts, I decided to make little treat bags with personal notes to all the people helping me out with this blog. I know that by myself I would not be able to keep the blog running like it does. They have all contributed in some way and made it easier for me, and for that I could not be more thankful! I appreciate all of you guys! 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Stuco banquet

Last week the student council at my school had their end of the year banquet. Damaris is a freshman on student council, and to make the freshman feel more comfortable they get paired with a senior stuco member at the beginning of the year. Damaris's senior buddy was Olivia. Damaris says, "[she] has made this year so much more enjoyable! She's one of the sweetest girls I know, and I wanted to thank her for everything she has done for me." At the banquet the student council member spend time welcoming the new members and saying goodbye to the ones leaving. Damaris used this time to surprise Olivia with flowers and a card. "She was so happy! She gave me the warmest hug and thanked me graciously! It felt awesome to have someone who impacted my life so much thank me" Damaris said. Way to be thoughtful, again, Damaris! You're making so many smile! 

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Dedication to education

Keenan has continued to share the kindness! He knows how much teachers do for us and he knows that not all of them are given thanks for their dedication to education. So, Keenan decided to give back to several of his favorite teachers. "They've done so much for me" he says, "especially with the last few weeks of school coming up" He decided to bring the teachers donuts in morning in hopes that they know he appreciates all the care they have for their students. By the looks of these pictures I can tell they enjoyed the surprise, way to go Keenan! Keep it up! 

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hungry Hobo

Siblings can be a pain in the butt sometimes, but at the end of the day we love them. Today I received a story from Kaitlyn who knows exactly what I mean. She mentions that her brother and her are not the closest of siblings, but she loves him no matter what. She said when she called her mom to see what he liked from Hungry Hobo Kailtlyn's mom was surprised because Kaitlyn and her brother are usually fighting with one another. She says "When I got to his school and gave him his lunch he was so thrilled. I have never seen a bigger smile on his face." Kaitlyn says, "My hope is that.. he will understand that I love him." She also hopes that her brother decides to do the same for their younger sister one day. Simple reminders like this mean a lot, good job Kaitlyn. 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mysterious M

Today I received an anonymous story that made me smile. This kid is involved in the drama department within their school and on the closing night of their musical they were all surprised! This person says "We all were crying together.. but then something [strange] happened. Audience member usually don't buy the customary gifts for us unless we're friends/family members. But a random stranger who signed himself off as "M" on every note card gave a gift and a card with comment about [our] performance on it... everyone received one."  Which I think is absolutely incredible! The story ends with "These people changed my life.... I truly love you all." Being a junior in high school myself, I have started to realize how much happens so quickly. One day you're having tryouts, auditions, or interviews and the next thing you know you're saying goodbye and wishing you could start it all over again. Not going to lie, high school can suck sometimes; however, having a group of people around you to share it with makes it worth every single second. Whoever you are "M", that gesture is something nobody there will every forget. You made the ending and goodbyes a little sweeter and easier. I'm so glad this story was sent to me.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Teacher appreciation

This previous week was teacher appreciation week! Today I received a story from Carson who decided he was going to show one of his favorite middle school teachers some appreciation. He wrote a letter to him that he says "contained my personal thanks for his ability to enhance the already active interest for history within my self, as well as wishing him luck in his future teaching endeavors."  Teachers do a lot for us students, whether we realize it or not. We spend majority of our time at school with our teachers who help shape us into the people we are today. I bet Mr. C loved his letter and I hope all teachers know that they are appreciated! Great idea Carson!


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Monday, May 12, 2014

You're not alone

Being single in a group of couples can be kind of a bummer. I got a story today from Keenan, who remembers how awkward he felt being by himself in a group of couples last year during homecoming. This year, he wasn't by himself, however, one of his close friends was. He said she was kind of nervous about going stag in their group, so he came up with the idea to make her feel more comfortable. Keenan decided he was going to get her a corsage. Keenan says, “She is one of the nicest girls I know and if anyone deserves a little something to brighten their day, or something to make them feel less awkward, it’s her.”  He surprised her with the flower when they were taking pictures before prom. “She was so happy when I surprised her, seeing her smile warmed my heart and it made me so happy that I could cheer her up on such a big night”  he said. I can tell she enjoyed her surprise based on the picture. You're a great friend Keenan and I bet you made her prom even more memorable!

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #44- Happy Mother's Day!

Today is Mother's day; a day where mothers are thanked for everything they do for us. Well, today I had a day full of softball games, so my mom spent her whole mother's day with me at the ballpark. Since we weren't able to really do anything special for her, I went out and bought flowers, a cookie, and a card for my mother to find this morning when she woke up. It wasn't anything too special, but she loved it, which is all that matters. I hope all mothers had a great day today, because you all deserve it! Happy Mother's Day!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #43- Clean up!


Yesterday, our environmental biology class took a field trip to the creek. After we had collected all the data we needed, a couple of us decided to collect some other things. We walked up and down the creek for a good 30 minutes picking up all the trash we could see. We were so determined that I eventually ended up just getting into the water to pick up the pieces we couldn't reach from the edge. We ended up filling a whole bag, and other classmates of ours did as well! It's not a hard thing to do; if you see trash laying around, pick it up! Help clean up our world, one piece of trash at a time!

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Forever a hero

This past Friday was Damaris's father's last day in uniform. She says, "In the Army, you must turn your uniform in 30 days before your official retirement. After 24 years of his life sacrificing so much to the Army, you could say it was emotional." She said he didn't want his family to do anything special for him, but Damaris said her family couldn't not do anything for him! When he got home from work that day they treated him to dinner at his favorite restaurant. "It was his last dinner in uniform ever, and it was pretty special." Kindness can be shown in many different ways. It can be a gift, a surprise, spending time, a smile, or just showing someone how much you appreciate them. This surprise dinner, in honor of their father's last day in uniform, was just that. He will forever be a hero, even without the uniform. Thanks for sharing Damaris, your family is incredible.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

The Golden Rule


Last week I was tricked, but it was a good kind of trick. I received a message from Damaris asking if I could talk to her after school. I walked into the classroom after school like asked, and I didn't see her. Instead I saw a kid named Collin sitting there with a bag of Whitey's and a note. When he said it was for me the first thing I said was, "Really? Are you sure?" I was not expecting it at all! Collin said he did it because I've done so many nice things without asking for anything in return, and hearing that made me smile from ear to ear. Collin said, "I chose to do ice cream because when I was little, my parents would randomly surprise me by buying ice cream and I remember how happy it would make me. Just the feeling of being surprised and knowing that someone else was thinking about me was enough to bring a smile to my face, but the ice cream also helped." Collin surely brought a smile to my face and made my heart very happy. He says, "Karma shouldn't always have to be a negative connotation, if you are kind to people, that kindness should find it's way back." I couldn't agree with him more. Thank you so much Collin, you're a great friend and even better person.

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