1.03.2012

Cause Happiness

Since being out of school I have been completely excited that I now get to read for pleasure and not for homework! It's been a little over three weeks and I'm finishing up my second book; I told you I was excited! I've been reading the ever popular series, The Hunger Games. And yes, the rumors are true, it's completely addicting and such a good read! If you're looking for a fun and easy read, pick up these books!

I'm currently wrapping up the second book in the series and as I was reading last night, something fell out. 



I was amazed to see that it was a note that read: "Use the dollar to go buy the next book :) Hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have. thebdayproject.com" Including a dollar bill along with it. How sweet is this?! This book was purchased by the mr from Barnes and Noble. I'm taken aback (in a good way) that someone went to the trouble to walk into a bookstore, pick up a book, write a sweet note and give a dollar to a complete and total stranger. I love it!! 


This random act of kindness has motivated me to modify my list of resolutions and move this one to the very top: Cause happiness. Every week commit to completing one random act of kindness. This will include things like what I recieved, paying for someone's coffee in the drive thru line, sending a gift of goodies to a sweet blog follower, and just overall trying to make people feel loved and special. It truly is the little things that will make a huge difference in people's lives. Would you like to join me? I believe I will be documenting these acts of kindness and I'm having so much fun dreaming them up! 



xo.
Melisa

15 comments:

  1. Random acts of kindness are always the best. The little things make the day.

    <3 Ashlynn.
    http://www.sillycyclops.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, such a sweet thing to find! Random acts of kindness always day-making :)

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  3. Love it love it love it. Being reminded of the goodness in the world is the best
    -Bobbi

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  4. wow, that is sweet :) that would definitely put a smile on my face.. that someone went out of their way to make a stranger happy. lovely :)

    aaaaand i need to get those books ahhh.

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  5. I had someone pay for my order in a drive-thru line recently, and it really just left my heart feeling overwhelmed. What a great resolution to "cause happiness". Great Post!

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  6. Woaaah! This is phenominal and I agree, that small act of kindness certainly puts me in the mood to pass it on. What a thoughtful idea, I think I am going to hit up our local B&N and do the same!!!!

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  7. I love this. I made a resolution similar to your new one. :)

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  8. This is amazing....and I absolutely love it! :)

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  9. love this post! thanks for the encouragement. i immediately thought of "let me tell you a story" by tony campolo. if you haven't read it, you would love it! :)

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  10. Love this! It's awesome how easy it is to make someone's entire day. You're right...I need to be doing things like that more often! Great post!

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  11. what an awesome little note! and a great resolution!

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  12. What a thoughtful thing to do. We live in Europe for most of the year but when we are home, and I am in the drive-thru line at Starbucks, I try to pay for the order behind mine here and there. There's nothing quite like a random act of kindness! I love this one though; the effort someone made to hand write a note and leave a dollar. Too cool!

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  13. OH MY GOSH!!! That is so sweet and your words are SO true. Last year, in October I think... maybe early November, I saved a little lost dog. His owners came over to get him, crying, thinking they lost their baby. They returned later that night with a card for me and a $30 gift card to Old Navy. It was such a sweet and thoughtful gesture, when all I wanted was their doggy home to them safe and sound.

    Kind people effing RULE.

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  14. This is so great! I've made it a goal to do more random acts of kindness this year as well. I love making people feel special, but often don't take the time or effort to do it. I must do a better job!

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  15. I love the idea of making people happy!
    I will try my best to do it too :)

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