Thursday, January 30, 2014
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 10:17 PM
Do you remember when you were little how every time you would walk past a candy machine you would turn towards your mother and father and say "can I have a quarter?" Then when they would give you one you would spend 5 minutes deciding which candy you wanted. For this random act of kindness I went to our mall and placed a quarter in every single candy machine. Now mommy and daddy can save their quarters for something more important, like claw machines and video games.
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 12:53 PM
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 1:07 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 8:42 PM
The little girl next door who helped me yesterday wanted to tag along for this one as well, so for our next random act of kindness we gathered up cans and took them over to the River Bend Foodbank. The warehouse was cold and there was only one man working there at the time we went. We didn't collect anywhere close to the amount of cans that they get from food drives or other events, but the man told us that every can helps. Not only am I happy to donate the cans, but I'm glad that helping out is something this little girl now enjoys to do and I hope she continues it.
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 12:57 PM
Monday, January 27, 2014
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 3:01 PM
Sunday, January 26, 2014
A couple months ago I was hired as a cashier at a car detail/wash. The workers there were all patient with me as I learned what to do and they were all very welcoming and nice. The first few weeks they all would come check up on me during my shift to make sure I didn't have any questions. When it's a slow day they all come up by the cash register and tell stories and jokes, they make it such a great place to work. They all work on the line, which means they are outside in a garage like building washing the cars. In the winter it gets pretty cold out there. To stay a little warm they come inside to get coffee multiple times during the day. For this random act of kindness I left cookies in the break room, right next to the coffee for them. They were all gone within 30 minutes, I would say they enjoyed the treat.
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 4:54 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Doing laundry is never really exciting. My mom does laundry every Sunday and when she does she always puts a load in the washer then takes the clothes from the dryer and folds them while watching TV. I bet most of you guys have a routine or a day when you do laundry too. For some people that routine includes loading up all their laundry and taking it to a laundry mat where they have to pay a couple quarters to wash a load of their laundry and then wait there for it to get done. For this random act of kindness I purchased detergent and left it inside one of the washing machines along with 12 quarters and a note that said, "laundry is on me today." I hope I made laundry day a little easier and more exciting for someone.
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 1:57 PM
Friday, January 24, 2014
I got home from work today to find a note from my mailman. He took the time to thank me for what I did. I don't perform these random acts of kindness for a thank you and that is what makes finding this even better. Him taking the time to thank me is a random act of kindness on his part and that is awesome to see it come back around. I loved reading this, it's great knowing that he appreciated it and that this random act of kindness was successful.
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 7:34 PM
Thursday, January 23, 2014
You've heard the saying "be grateful for what you have." Most people after hearing this start to think of physical objects or items such as; food, clothes, transportation, and electronics. We sometimes forget about the little things that we are blessed enough to have, like good neighbors. Not everyone in the world has them. My family is lucky enough to have a family next to us who's company we enjoy. They have the cutest little kids and you can't not smile when you are around them. I wanted to let them know how much I appreciate their family and all the kind things they do for us. I filled a basket up with a book, a movie, a coloring book, crayons, a stuffed animal, cookies, a balloon, free passes to the zoo, and a letter. I left it on their doorstep for them to find and them being the kind neighbors I know they are, they thanked me and let me know they appreciated it. It made this random act of kindness even more enjoyable for me to do:
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 7:33 PM
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 2:47 PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
This random act of kindness has a story behind it. When I was 9 years old I had my first ever softball tryout and I was so nervous. On my ride to tryouts I found a penny head side up in our car. My mom always says "find a penny pick it up and all day long you'll have good luck" so that's what I did. I stuck the penny in my cleat right before tryouts. I made the team and for the rest of that season I kept the lucky penny in my cleat at all times. When something bad happens our minds often convince us that every other little thing that goes wrong during the day is worse than it actually is. Sometimes we just need a change in our mind set, a little "luck" to turn our days around and convince us that we can do it. I placed 25 pennies head side up in random places at 5 different locations around town. Hopefully, the finders of these pennies come across "good luck" the rest of the day.
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 6:50 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Popcorn and movies, can't have one without the other. I don't know how many of you go to movie stores now that there are Redbox's on every corner, but have you ever been in a movie store waiting in line surrounded by popcorn and candy? Or even at the movie theater, when you say "oh, I'm just going to watch the movie, I don't need popcorn." Then the minute you smell it, there is no resisting. Maybe it's just me, but the nights that I decide to watch movies are usually sudden, last minute plan type of nights. I pick out a movie then go right home to watch it and I never remember to grab myself a snack. For my third random act of kindness I placed bags of popcorn on Redbox machines around town with a note that said "enjoy your movie and the popcorn." Because what's a movie without popcorn?
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 9:27 PM
Monday, January 20, 2014
I don't know how the weather is in every other state, but where I live it's cold. We have had a handful of days where with the wind it feels like -50 degrees outside. It has snowed every single day for the past 2 weeks, some days it's just snow flurry and other days it's a full out blizzard. I run to and from my car everyday and I complain about how cold I am, then as I drive down the street I see our mailman walking door to door. They are all bundled up with as many layers as one can fit, but with a -50 degree temperature outside it would take a lot more clothing to be warm. Many may not think about it because not many people still write letters through the mail anymore, but the weather they do their job in is not always pleasing. For my second random act of kindness I decided to let our mailman know that I appreciate and thank them for the job they do. I also gave our mailman a 5 dollar gift card to Starbucks, where hopefully they can treat themselves to something warm.
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 8:33 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 2:00 AM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
For these next couple of weeks in one of my high school classes we are suppose to continuously blog about a personal experience, something we do and do well. At first, like most regular high school students, I thought "What the heck am I good at?" I didn't think I could come up with anything that other people would be interested in reading about on a regular basis. I then realized that if I am going to write about something that I do for these next couple of weeks I might as well make it worth my time, do something I would enjoy, because if I find joy in it some others are bound to as well. This is when I got the idea of performing random acts of kindness on a day to day basis. I know, for me at least, when someone does something as simple as holding the door for me I smile. Think about it, how often do you hold the door open for people? Actually standing there holding the door and waiting for them to walk through, not just pushing the door a little harder so they can catch it before it closes. If I can make someone's day a little better by holding a door open or paying for their meal this will be worth every second.
Posted by Chelsea Kalar at 11:58 AM