Be The Change

You may have read my post about Random Acts of Kindness as a way to give back and to do Random Acts of Kindness year round and not just during Christmas time. My friend also shared this article that really spoke to me and left me in tears (in a good way, of course) because it simply put that when you are struggling to be happy make a list of the things you most value. If you are lacking in one area that you hold dear that item needs some attention. I am a happy go lucky person usually but even I have my moments when I feel unfilled at times. Like there is some bigger or more I could be doing with my time.

To say we all get overwhelmed in our day to day lives is an understatement. I tend to take on too much and do to much that it can leave me feeling blah. I know in those moments that I need to give back. When I volunteered at a local animal shelter it was one of the happiest times in my life, especially since it brought me to adopting Seamus.


What I didn’t realize at the time though was that giving back is something that brings me great joy! So I will be sharing Random Acts done by others throughout the world and also some of my own. If you decide to do a Random Act of Kindness feel free to add your link in the comments for others to get some ideas.

Grab a button if you would like as well to spread the word. The change that we seek in others has to first come from within. This year I hope you decide to Be the Change You Seek.

Till Then Smile Often


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  1. Matt Pijan says:

    I know that ROK are not just for Christmas but for this Chrismas I am planning on having family and friends donate $20 or $50 Wal-Mart gift cards that I will then take and distribute to our local Women’s Community (shelter for women in abusive situations) and our local homeless shelter. I will be doing a facebook drive to see how many lives I can touch. I know that $20 or $50 isn’t much to most of us but for people in certain life situations it can be the difference between eating and going hungry or being able to purchase a present for a child that would have gone without.

    Thank you for all you do to encourage and inspire others!

    • That is such a great way to give back to your community! Very good worthy charities to help. Thank you for reading.

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