February 25, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

 Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

During the month of March I am challenging everyone to keep five - $5.00 bills in their purses.  Why?  During March when you encounter a person with a need, hand them a $5.00 bill.  Now it's not a lot of money, but right now you can buy a 1/2 gallon of milk, 1 dozen eggs and 1 loaf of white bread with that money.  In other areas of the country or world that might not cover the price of all three, but it will cover the cost of at least two of those items. 

$5.00 is enough to help someone out, perhaps brighten their day and lighten their load and for the majority of us, it won't break our budgets.

For those that are on austerity budgets and to part with $25.00 will place a hardship on them, I would like to challenge you to find 5 people and do a random act of kindness for those 5 people.  Perhaps you could shovel someone's walk or even sweep their sidewalk for them, send a note, buy a carnation or daisy and give it to them, make some popcorn or cookies and deliver them. 

With everything that is going on in the world, we need to focus on helping others.  The majority of us have everything we need as compared to those living in other areas of the world.  

So, get ready to bless other people in March and just perhaps, you will receive a blessing in return.


Anonymous said...

Awesome idea! I will start looking today for opportunities !

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I am going to talk to my husband about it tonight.


Maureen said...

Perhaps I am looking in all the wrong places, but I cant remember the last time I saw anybody begging. And the last time I was asked for money it was by someone who was obviously going to use it for drink, drugs, or cigarettes.

So I would have to perform random acts of kindness, I,ll need to get my thinking cap on .!!!!