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 :)

How To: 31 Random Acts

Last year, I started one of my favorite projects of all time – a challenge, to myself and others, to conduct 31 random acts in 31 days.  The challenge was born out of the 31 days series, hosted by The Nester, and consisting of thousands of bloggers writing about the same theme for 31 days straight.  This year, we even have our own website!

True to form, last year,  some of my random acts and posts spilled into November.  I hope that I am not alone in setting out to accomplish a goal and not always finishing on time.  You know the feeling, too?

This mentality is the driver behind the 31 random acts effort.  Below, I walk through how you can get involved in the challenge.  But, this is not the only way.  Feel free to choose your own acts, participate in as many day(s) as you want or just spread the word about 31 random acts!  We welcome all kinds of RAK love.

As I said in my original post, “If we can get even one person to join in on these efforts, we will double our impact on the world.  More importantly, let’s share our stories of spreading the good… even if it’s as simple as a hello to a stranger on the street.  These are the stories that are worth sharing.”

How To: 31 Random Acts

Step 1: Choose an act!  I will be using the list below.  I take great pleasure in crossing things off of a list! But, as I mentioned above, feel free to choose whichever acts please you – whether they are on this list, or not! If you want some other ideas, check out the list from last year.

Step 2: Perform the act.  Yay!

Sample act & tweet!

Step 3: Snap a picture of the act / write about it, and share it with social media!  Or, just share it with your family, friends, great aunt Susan?!  Don’t forget to use our hashtag #31randomacts, and tweet to @31randomacts / share the act on our Facebook page.

Erica’s posts from 2013!

 Step 4: Check out others’ random acts! Get some inspiration for your next one!

Are you joining us for 31 random acts?

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