4.13.2010

Random Acts of Kindness

Holy crap on a cracker, I am sofa king exhausted.
I hate moving. But I love love LOVE our new house. Serious LOVE. I might marry it. Oh wait, I'm already married. But I think John would understand.
Anyway.

I was not online at all today because our WiFi isn't hooked up, and would you believe there is no WiFi around the new house for me to steal? How rude.
So, I decided to do my Random Acts of Kindness post anyway, just a little late, because that's how I roll. I'm one of those annoying, always late kind of people.

Today's Random Acts of Kindness post is about cards. Remember those things? Greeting cards? They still sell them at many fine retailers such as Target, Walmart, drugstores, even supermarkets. But do you still send them? I don't mean for birthdays, but for other stuff....and most of all, for no occasion at all?

Today I was on Facebook (on my phone, at least I'm not totally disconnected from everything!) and I noticed that my best friend, Danielle, who had gastric bypass surgery in February, posted that she was having a rough day, just feeling down. A few minutes later I was in the supermarket and a gorgeous card caught my eye; it had a big butterfly on the front with beautiful colors on it, and the inside message was perfect. I already mailed it and I can't remember word for word, but it said something like: Just remember that every day you're growing, every day you're changing, and becoming a more beautiful and wonderful you.
Of course, I grabbed it and bought it and mailed it out immediately!

I love to send cards, most of all for no particular reason. I love to know that in a day or two, she's going to open her mailbox and receive something from me that will brighten her day. Sometimes I send her little trinkets I've picked up here or there that made me think of her.

I also am a member of a group called Spirit Jump, that sends cards and/or small gifts to lift the spirits of people suffering with cancer.
I really enjoy it, and I think it's a perfect Random Act of Kindness.
How about you?

{I'm going to attempt to put a Mcklinky in here in case you want to link up, but the last time I tried it didn't work....yeah, I'm lookin' at you, new LinkyTools site....so we will see....}



15 comments:

shortmama said...

Im a card lover! I have a huge stack of thinking of you/just saying hi type of cards that I send out to friends and family just randomly! It just brightens my day to send out cards

Sephysmomma said...

Stopping by from SITS... I love mailing cards. I don't really like picking up the phone, but I will mail a letter once in a while. But I always go and pick up some Dayspring Little Inspirations. They are $.99 and worth just the little up smile they bring.

Kristina P. said...

I think this is great! And I think my new catchphrase needs to be "Holy crap on a cracker."

Erin said...

Sofa King....BBAAAHAHAHAHA I haven't heard that in SO long that it cracked me right up!

Glad to hear you love the new house!

Love Spirit Jump, I am always sending out cards too!

cat said...

Can not remember when last I bought a card - but I do make them myself and post them.

4 Lettre Words said...

I'm a big card-sender, too, and keep two organizers full so that I'm always prepared. I also make some, too.

Tara R. said...

Yay for getting all moved in! Congrats on the new digs !

I used to send cards a lot. I need to get back in the habit, I know how much I like getting snail mail.

Tammie said...

cant believe there was no wifi for you to steal! what jerks.

glad you're all settled into your new place and that you love it so.

(regarding our email conversation: thanks again for keeping your eyes and ears open. hopefully ill find someone in the next day or so.)

♥ Kathy said...

You are too sweet :) I'm glad you love your new house!

diane rene said...

L♥VE cards! I recently checked out the ones hallmark has for kids - they were pretty cool - and free makes them that much, uh cool-er ;0)

what an awesome friend you are!

Mrs.Mayhem said...

Sending a card to your friend is a very kind thing to do. Isn't it great to open the mailbox and see a colorful envelope in the endless stack of bills?

JoeyRes said...

That's a really nice idea! I've been trying just to keep up with the birthdays.

Congrats on your new house. Hope you're all settled in soon and that your neighbors get some WiFi!

Heather said...

i love sending cards!! :)

Jenny said...

I love sending cards and little items to make someones day. Your post reminded me I need to send my niece a card :)

Just Breathe said...

She is going to love that card. I love to mail out cards. I like that group your linked with. So will we be getting pictures of the house?