The Mission

Well, 2012 brought us enough tragedy and heartache for a lifetime (and sadly that's still an understatement). I wasn't terribly shocked when 12/21 came and went and we were all still here. But by the time New Years rolled around I was still hoping for some change. So, my New Years Resolution: To complete at least one random act of kindness every day for a year. And so, I present to you a beam of hope from my little corner of the internet. Here is a running list of 365 random acts of kindness for 2013. Some of these may be a little ambitious but most of them are things you could easily do every day. This blog is not for any sort of attention or recognition and any hate or nay saying will not be tolerated. My simple hope is that this blog inspires other people to look at the world around them and help make it a better place for all of us.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Day Thirty One

Hey everyone. I know I haven't posted for a few days. I just needed some "me" time. But I've still been doing RAKs everyday! So fret not =]
Day 31 brings the first month of RAKs to a close. It has been an awesome first month. I've already met so many awesome people doing this project.
So now for RAK: Day 31.
Think of someone you don't particularly like or get along with. Take out a piece of paper and a pen and write a list of 5 the things you like about that person (maybe they are admirably confident, or maybe they have great hair).

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day Thirty

Find a penny. Pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck! I realized that I had a cup holder in my car with a small accumulation of pennies; and maybe I'm a little corny but today I thought I'd help someone find a little bit of good luck. I left all the pennies heads up for someone to find.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day Twenty Nine

So had some stuff I had to get done today off campus. The roads have been really slippery out because it just snowed so I always tend to drive a little slow. Today's RAK was something that every driver is capable of doing every day and that was to be considerate of other drivers. This is something I always try to do. I'm sure I could write a whole  entire page of things to do to be considerate on the roads (as I'm sure everyone who has ever driven a car could) but who would want to read that?
So i'll just leave you with a few!

  • Wave someone in thats trying to turn into your lane 
  • Get over for someone merging onto the highway. 
  • Stop for a pedestrian who wants to cross.

Day Twenty Eight

So since going to college and getting a little older and having a whole new caste of responsibilities I have so much more appreciation for my parents than I ever did when I was younger or even when I was in high school. That's why today's RAK was to write a letter of appreciation to my parents.

It started a little something like this...
"Dear Mom and Dad, I love you guys so much and I just wanted to write you a letter to tell you how much I appreciate you and everything you do for me!..." of course I go on to get all gooey mushy mush but you get the idea.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day Twenty Seven

So today I tried for something a little more ambitious. I wanted to send the end of Month 1 or RAKs out with a bang (even if its a little one). I printed out about 2 dozen fliers advertising a can drive and passed them out in mail boxes in my neighborhood. So 1 week from today I'll collect any cans that get donated and I'll bring them to the community food pantry in my home town. Hopefully I get a few donations! We'll just have to wait and see. I'll be sure to post a picture of the donations next Sunday!

Day Twenty Six

So just a quick and easy RAK today. You may have seen this done before and it always brings a smile to my face when I see one. So I made one and hung it in an elevator.

And I hope this one made someone smile as well. =)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Day Twenty Five

Another freezing day on the Maine coast! Hope everyone out here is staying warm. It was just another lazy Friday on campus. Today I drove my friend to the train station so she could go home to surprise her dad for his birthday. I also drove another friend to the tattoo shop down town to FINALLY get his new tattoo it only took about 3 hours and it looks fantastic. I'll see if I can snag a picture of it once he takes the bandages off =]