31 Random Acts – First Recap

I want to take some time to thank everyone for the kind words, tweets, emails, texts and likes these past few weeks regarding 31 random acts!  I’m so grateful for your support and enthusiasm for this project.  I’m also very happy about the impact we are making on the world through our acts!  So far, we have a strong and mighty group of eight participants with 40 total acts completed thus far!  Shout outs to Jan, Kelly, Maria, Erica, Suzie, Kim and Patrick for your contributions!  Like I said in my original post, it is never too late to jump in and spread some good around this month.  Here is the link to the how-to post if you want some more information on how to get started.

As for my challenge, I’ve completed eleven different acts so far!   Some of my favorites include:

On my way to work one morning, I popped into Starbucks and bought the girl behind me her latte.  She was really happy and grateful!  This is a selfie of me celebrating the random act.

 

I wish I could see the look on the person’s face when he/she opens this box of sunshine.

I wrote a letter to one of my favorite local establishments thanking them for their consistent excellent customer service.  It made me feel really good to put some of my gratitude into words!

I realize that the blog has been a little quiet this month.  (More details on the silence soon!)  But, each of the acts have been posted to the Instagram account, Facebook page and Twitter handle (use #31randomacts).  Please follow along, and let us know if you are conducting any acts!

“Never forget that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

31 Random Acts – Kickoff!

Hey y’all!  It’s October 1st – otherwise known as the first day of 31 random acts!  If you are just tuning in, this is the second year that I am hosting a challenge, to myself and others, to conduct 31 random acts in 31 days.  The project was born out of the 31 days series hosted by The Nester, and consisting of thousands of bloggers writing about one topic for 31 days straight.  This year, we even have our own website!

To kickoff my random acts, today I purchased some chocolates from a local chocolate shop, packaged them up and hung them on my neighbors’ doors!

This is what they looked like after purchasing.

Here’s them all bundled up!

 

And, hanging on a door!

This completed #18 – Leave your neighbor a sweet treat - on my list of random acts for the month.  I would love for you to join in, and also perform a random act of kindness this month – or all 31!  If you want some ideas for various acts, check out the infographic or my how-to post.  We also have a Facebook page and a Twitter handle.  And, if you’re reading this on a late date in October… jump right in; it’s never too late to join!

If you are wondering, there is only one rule about participating, which is to please tell someone about 31 random acts!  As I said in my original post last year, if you can get even one additional person to perform a random act in October, you will double your impact on the world!

I will be sharing my random acts on the blog, Facebook and Twitter in the hopes of inspiring others. I would love for your to share yours with us as well.  I hope that you will be tuning or joining in :)