Kindness is a gift. Not a privilege.


Kindness is a gift that we give to others.  Simple and effective, when done in the right spirit, random acts of kindness can change days as well as lives.  Making a call, saying thank you, sharing your lunch, or giving small change, are all random acts of kindness that can be game changers.

Now, speaking of changing the game with kindness, feast your eyes on what Ashley of The Shine Project has created.  If you follow The Shine Project then you know the blessing that is Ashley LeMieux.  She is a young person, working and fighting to make brighter futures for teens in her area with a scholarship program.  She is always inspiring those of us who follow her blog to be our best selves.  Simply put, "The Shine Project's purpose is to inspire you to live the highest quality of life obtainable, and to motivate you to join our efforts in making this world a better place".

Join me friends in discovering Pass It Forward, a new endeavor created by Ashley to inspire each and every one of us to spread kindness daily.  This project is an experiment in human nature.  Let's see how far one individuals random act of kindness can travel.  Get ready friends, this is so easy and simple, but one that has the potential for the biggest impact!

According to Ashley herself:
Pass It Forward was designed to get people to do little things, everyday, that makes an impact on the community around them.
Pass it Forward is designed around a card (read card that I've attached now so you understand).

Each card is given a unique ID number. Lets say we're at McDonalds, and I decide to pay for the person behind me in the drive through. I'd give the cashier the card, and tell them to pass it along to the next car when the give them the food that has been paid for.

I then go home and log into the website that was on the card, and find my unique ID number. I log into it, and add my information... My first name, city, and a description of what I did....

Let's say the person behind me was you, you would pass it forward to someone else, and then would go home and do the same thing.
From the very beginning, you will be able to track where your card goes, and how many people you affect just by doing one simple act of kindness.

Here is the actual ID card which will soon be available. 
I'm supposed to get mine in a matter of days!
Since I found The Shine Project blog, I have been challenged to change my way of thinking.  To really understand the blessings in each day.  To reach out and choose kindness, and to make a difference with that kindness.  No, I haven't done huge things or changed the world.  But the little things count too.  Like giving your spare change.  Offering to pay for some one's cup of joe.  Or offering a cup of joe to the someone who looks like they could use one.  Kindness isn't always monetary.  Helping someone with their groceries.  A kind word, a small favor, a little help.  It's all in the spirit of The Shine Project.

Kindness is a gift my friends.  We should treat it as such.  Kindness is not a privilege reserved for others.  It's a right that should be shared.  Everyone deserves kindness in their lives.  Because kindness saves lives, it inspires lives, and it changes lives.

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courtesy of Pinterest: Marissa Garcia / kindovermatter.com
Join me friends.  Pass it Forward.  Be the change you want to see.  Be the best you!

How will you pass it forward?  Are you excited to get started? 

Happy Blogging,
Megan

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2 comments:

  1. I just saw this on Ashley's blog - such a wonderful project! I hope it grows and grows - it has the potential to reach so many people. :)

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  2. our rules for life
    1. be kind
    2. be kind
    3. be kind

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