Sunday, April 21, 2013

~ Do just one thing! ~



We've all witnessed and/or been a part of a horrific time in our country this past week. Let's do this next one...and every future one...differently.  Plan to do just "one thing" each day for someone else. Of course, you can do a jillion things too!  :)   Mother Teresa said something like..."we cannot all do great things but we can do small things with great love".  Call someone and check on them or just remind them they are loved, buy someone's coffee, bake something and take to a friend or neighbor, smile at a stranger, compliment a stranger, leave flowers anonymously at someone's door, leave a note on a stranger's windshield, help a new mom or someone that has had surgery, take a meal to a family in need ~ hey, you know the drill!

I really feel that positives and LOVE can make a huge difference in our lives, in the lives of others, in our neighborhoods and in our nation. We need more kindness and love ~ NOT the ugly stuff.  See what you can do, ok?  Acts of kindness are my "go juice" ~ I especially love to do the anonymous ones!


Come back and share if you'd like ~ just do it!  ;-)

15 comments:

  1. Pat, the world needs more people like you, but unfortantely, there is more and more evil lurking around every corner. Stop by and see me at some point at my new blog. I am starting over.

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  2. Wouldn't the world be an amazing place if everyone followed your example! Super post, and I hope that it reaches lots of people and touches lots of hearts!

    xo,
    RJ

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  3. Isn't it amazing what a difference just one little thing can make in a person's life? I know this is funny and kind of weird but yesterday I was in line for Starbucks (drive thru)...As I got close to the window I realized that I didn't have my wallet with me and no way to pay for my coffee. Now, they know me well so would have let me pay next time I visited but the car in front of me -PAID FOR MY DRINK-an act of random kindness! I smiled all day long-xo Diana

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  4. It is so true Pat. Just one act of kindness can go such a long way. I know you are a perfect example of that. Have a great week my friend. XO

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  5. I love the words you've share, dear Pat. I wish everyone would follow your example. Wouldn't the world be a wonderful place??

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  6. Such a wonderful post Pat. I try to acts of kindness whenever I am out and about. NanaDiana said she had no problem emailing me. I still don't understand the issue. I know my email shows on my profile. xo Linda

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  7. Sweet post and so true. I love that print - NO EXCEPTIONS. :)

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  8. Great reminder, Pat! I always try to make a conscious effort to smile and make eye contact when I'm checking out at a store or going through the drive through. Small things I know but I hope it helps and it makes me feel better, too!

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  9. Last week was so terrible. I am usually glued to my television news channel during such times, but I was on vacation and it almost felt wrong to be having fun. This morning I woke to learn that in a small Illinois town a couple hours from here, 5 people were murdered and the schools were closed until they found the killer (they did find him and killed him). It made me so sad that parents were telling children, "you don't have school today-a murderer is on the loose". Who ever dreamed this would become the way of the world. We do need to focus on the positive things. Speaking of...read my Luke update if you get the chance.

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  10. How true is this! I can remember acts of kindness done for me even YEARS later with perfect clarity! I'm sure we all can. Paying Forward.....good motto!

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  11. Lovely, lovely post. I really think it's the small, simple, sweet and kind things that change the world.

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  12. Such a great idea and terrific suggestions. You picked inspiring images for this post :)

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  13. Pat, this is an amazing post! Can you even imagine how wonderful the world would be if everyone followed your advice?! It's been years since my boys were in diapers, but I remember how expensive they were. I used to clip the diaper coupons from the Sunday paper long after my boys were out of diapers just so I could leave them on the diaper aisle for someone else to use at the grocery store. :)

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