Before I jump into today's post, I just want to thank Brittany Badami for being the first to donate to my birthday campaign for Random Acts. Thank you, Brittany! If you've been following my recent posts, you'll remember that I've spent a little time each day taking apart a little piece of my recent Pecha Kucha talk about Random Acts and why kindness matters in the world. My goal is to talk a little bit about each of the 20 slides in that presentation (which you can watch right here). Today's … [Read more...] about My Birthday Wish: Day Five – Everyday Kindness
My Birthday Wish: Day Four – Talk About Random!
Remember my friend Jean? I introduced you to her in yesterday's post about Random Acts' Annual Melee of Kindness. Well, I told you I'd share a little more about her, and so today, that's the plan. When I presented at my local Pecha Kucha Night a few weeks ago, I talked about reasons to choose kindness in everyday life. One of the reasons was because being kind is easier than you might think. I talked about making lunches for my kids, which is something I've done many times over the years. … [Read more...] about My Birthday Wish: Day Four – Talk About Random!
My Birthday Wish: Day Three – What’s “AMOK”?
My birthday wish this year is to gather as much support for one of my favorite organizations, Random Acts. So from now until my birthday, I'm running a Crowdrise fundraiser to collect donations to help fund their mission of conquering the world one random act of kindness at a time. The Annual Melee of Kindness One of Random Acts' biggest events is the Annual Melee of Kindness (AMOK), where friends and supporters spend the day--or even the entire weekend!--spreading kindness in all kinds of … [Read more...] about My Birthday Wish: Day Three – What’s “AMOK”?
My Birthday Wish: Day Two
When I was first given the opportunity to present at Pecha Kucha last month, I was really excited. As I've mentioned before, I love Random Acts and what they stand for. I wanted more people to know about them. I wanted people to understand what an impact this organization has had on my life. And then the shooting in Orlando happened. And a number of seemingly-innocent traffic stops turned deadly. And of course, it's an election year, so there's plenty of negativity going around there. I … [Read more...] about My Birthday Wish: Day Two
My Birthday Wish: An Introduction
Welcome back to my oft-neglected blog! Seems like writing is becoming less of a passion and more of a hobby lately. And that's okay! I just have to trust that there will be time for me to return to writing for longer stretches of time, sometime in the hopefully-not-too-distant future. But today, I wanted to write about my birthday wish. If you follow me on social media at all, you'll notice that over the past year I've become enamored with the organization Random Acts. Founded by actor … [Read more...] about My Birthday Wish: An Introduction
#GetKind with Random Acts
Random Acts, founded by actor Misha Collins of Supernatural, is a global nonprofit organization which encourages everyone, everywhere, to do random acts of kindness. They have raised enough money to support the construction of orphanages in Haiti, and are currently working on building a school in Nicaragua. Meanwhile, supporters all over the world donate their time, creative talent, and money to local organizations and individuals right in their own backyards. I want to tell you about this … [Read more...] about #GetKind with Random Acts