My Favorite Time of the Year…

Cool breeze, football on the television and the smell of pumpkin in the air… don’t you just love fall?  As much as I adore all the simple elements of the season, my most favorite reason for loving the upcoming month of October is the 31 random acts of kindness project. Just two short years ago, I hosted the first ever 31 random acts, and within that time myself and several others completed 150+ random acts!  Can you believe it?  It feels good just saying that.

This year, I haven’t had a lot of time to promote the 31 random acts, or to even give you much of a heads up because – ahem – this is starting tomorrow.  How is it already October, people??!  If it’s completing 1 or all 31 acts, it’s never too late to jump in and perform one.  Heck, even I complete mine far beyond October. [Follow me on instagram @crossroadsheart for a picture of every act, or caitlin1091 on snapchat!]

If you have the chance, hope you’re able to perform at least one random act of kindness this month. [Feel free to use some of my ideas up above!]  It really does make you happier. :)

ps. If you need more info, feel free to check out some of the links below, including the initial post that describes my idea for the project.

xoxo

How To: 31 Random Acts

What I’m Doing the Entire Month of October (original post)

The Best Way to Feed your Soul this Fall

An Update on how you can RAK it up next month

When a Woman Needs Flowers…

Random Acts – 1st Recap

Facebook Page

Pinterest Page – with ideas for random acts!

 

 

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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