The Kindness Train Continues

It’s week two of my Crowdrise birthday fundraiser for Random Acts and to celebrate, I’ve been expanding on the recent presentation I was privileged to give for my local Pecha Kucha community a few weeks ago.

GISH-wha…?

One of the craziest things I’ve participated in–which just happens to benefit Random Acts–is G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S., otherwise known as the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. Teams of fifteen people all around the world spend a week creating weird art, doing random acts of kindness, and just generally making the world a little nicer. One of my favorite things about G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. is that I get some great ideas for creative acts of kindness. Some past scavenger hunt items have involved lost-long relatives or childhood role models; others have been opportunities to collect massive donations of needed supplies for strangers. The item above, created by Team Odd Little Ducks, fulfilled such an item. Could you imagine being the recipient of something so lovely? And in the actual mail, no less?

Pictures like this serve as a reminder that beauty can be found in seemingly humble things. Simple things. Things sent with love. Kindnesses like these are easier than you might think. We just need to stop and think of them.

Random Acts provides funding and support for acts of kindness, large and small, all over the world. I would so appreciate it if you would consider donating to my birthday campaign, in order to help spread a little more kindness in the world. Thank you.