Random Kindness Tour

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I am borrowing this from another blogger, Meg Evans, because I absolutely love the idea:

The Random Kindness Blog Tour is designed to shine the spotlight on blogs whose authors contribute to happiness in the world by maintaining a consistent positive focus. Such authors may write about random acts of kindness, for example, or offer self-help advice for cultivating a more positive outlook. Participation in the Tour consists of the following:

1. For an entire year, visit a different blog every day that has a positive focus;
2. Post a kind comment on each one, telling the author why you enjoyed it; and
3. Create a Random Kindness Blog Tour page on your own blog that lists each positive site you visit, with a brief description and link. This will help others to find positive blogs.

I am going to follow along with her idea and  continuously update every day in 2014 as I visit new blogs. As Meg wrote, “Discovering them is part of the fun! I hope you’ll enjoy them too.”

POSITIVE BLOGS

1.  Meg Evans: Since this is how this idea was started, I will begin with Meg’s blog.  Her website contains a mix of stories and essays, meant to reflect her impressions of life in a society that is changing more rapidly than any other in history —a society that is just beginning to discover the vast diversity it contains, to understand and feel comfortable with differences instead of suppressing them, and to draw strength from shared stories and traditions in positive ways while navigating this complex cultural shift.

2. Kindness Girl: She, much like myself, believes with all of her heart that kindness changes everything…and wants to be part of  kindness that lets strangers and her community know there is joy and love in the world that they are cared for and not alone…and invite them to pass it on around the globe .

3. Kindness Blog The Team Kindness blog is made up of three…(Mike, Lucy and Curtis) who are passionate about sharing content featuring kindness in all its varied forms. From the simplest acts of charity performed out of sight, through to the grand gestures of kindness delivered on a larger scale, they regularly publish, videos, true-life-stories, personal reflections, quotes and other various media that all have one special thing in common…KINDNESS

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Although I love this idea, I have decided to change it a bit.  I am also now going to add inspiring videos and stories and not only blogs.  There are just too many out there not to share.  ENJOY!

4.  This one, from P &G, teaches us that falling only makes us stronger!   It brought tears to my eyes. #becauseofmom

5. The Positivity Solution – This blogger believes that “positivity is for people who are willing to take meaningful action.”  He dreams of a world where bullying is completely non-existent. A place where people sincerely love themselves.  His mission is to use the power of positivity to create a happier, kinder and more inspired world one person at a time.

6.  Take a Seat, Make a Friend – Getting two strangers together in a ball pit.  So simple, yet so fun.

7. How will you color your world with kindness?  It could be so simple!

8. The Habits of Supremely Happy People  Although a big percentage of what makes us happy has to do with genetics, a good percentage of what makes us happy is up to us.  Check out this article on Huff Post, The Third Metric.

9. Dale Hansen Unplugged This is a MUST watch!  “It’s not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” Audre Lorde

10.  Nominated for a Mirror Pride of Britain Award, Daniel Black gives up his chance at walking again so that a child Brecon Vaughan can instead.

11.  Anything for love.  What these women due for their friend who has been diagnosed with cancer is truly beautiful.

12.  People With Down Syndrome Dancing to “Happy to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day in a celebration of difference!

13. WWII widow’s journey for reconciliation The wife of a WWII pilot who was missing in action waited more than 68 years for solid answers.

14. Johnny the Bagger a beautiful story about a young man with Down Syndrome who changes the culture of a grocery store.

15.  Dermablend’s New Makeup Ad- this goes along perfectly with all that I have been writing about self-image.  I loved seeing these beautiful women showing their true self.

16. Honey Maid: Love“This is Wholesome”, a video to celebrate all families.  Truly beautiful!

17.  Heartwarming Thai Commercial – This one is not in English, but there are subtitles and it lets us all realize that no matter what the language is, the world could be a better place if everyone just tried a little harder.

18.  Hardest Job in the World  After seeing this shared no less than 15 times on my Facebook page, I finally watched it and had to share it here.  LOVE it!

19. Ohio Boy Pays it Forward.  Simply heartwarming.  Reminds us all to pay it forward whenever possible! From CBS Evening News.

20. Make Them Visible, Have people become numb to the issue of homelessness?  Watch this social experiment to see what happens when family members are disguised as homeless people.

21. 47 Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness  So many heartwarming photos to see.  Look through them all.  It is worth it!

22. Because this is what really matters.  When Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were being followed by Paparazzi, they decided to make a difference.  Good for them!

23. Run Like a Girl Empowering girls to be themselves! This video is to encourage girls to keep their confidence and show other just how strong they are.  Beautiful!!!!!

24. Try – Grammy Award winner Colbie Calliat created a beautiful video and song about “getting caught up in the norm.” Her song sends a message about not having to look a certain way.  It made me cry.  I loved it.

25. Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover  This video encourages us to get closer to one another and to never judge a book by its cover.

26. Tims’ Place Tim Harris, who had Down Syndrome, owns his own restaurant — where hugs are on the menu! The sign says, “Tim’s Place: Breakfast, lunch and hugs!”

27. SIGNS This unique restaurant in Canada is staffed completely by deaf people.  An inspiring video.

28. Your Body is not Your Masterpiece It is suggested to us a million times a day that our BODIES are PROJECTS. They aren’t. Our lives are. Our spirituality is. Our relationships are. Our work is.  This article found on Huffington Post by Glennon Melton is an inspiring piece on self-image and loving yourself.

29. “He’s Not Cool” “These pre-teen football players notice that another boy on their team, who has a learning disability, struggles with fitting in. Therefore, they take it upon themselves to prop him up as a hometown hero, stopping the play at the 1-yard line and protecting him on the next down as he rushed the ball into the end zone for a show-stopping touchdown.” (from The San Fransisco Globe)

30. A local entrepreneur with Down Syndrome, has launched her own greeting card business.  Since October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I thought I’d share her beautiful cards.

31. #addmetothelist This blog fits in perfectly with my self-image posts.  There is no perfect and I thank this woman for writing this.  Join her project, and add yourself to the list!

32.  Town Celebrates Halloween and Christmas early for a little boy with terminal cancer.   A town in Utah, shows just what a community should be.  This town celebrates Christmas in October to give a little boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia one last Christmas.  This story had me in tears.

33. What Would You Change? 50 People were asked ONE question.  What would you change about your body?  The answers they got from adults vs children were eye opening.  A positive self-image is so important!  From inatureskincare

34. Thank You  This video tells a young woman’s heart-wrenching story of the tragedy she experienced, but then follows her ten years later along an amazingly uplifting journey to thank all of the people that helped save her infant son. From The San Fransisco Globe

35. A project for 2015 – just 2 people per day can start the chain!!  I love this idea.

an unforgettable story about a young man who changes the culture of a grocery store by being creative and giving the customers more than they expect. – See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=108#sthash.6lLIbFIl.dpuf
an unforgettable story about a young man who changes the culture of a grocery store by being creative and giving the customers more than they expect. – See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=108#sthash.6lLIbFIl.dpuf

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 frin Dab where people proudly and sincerely love themselves, without hesitation or reservation – See more at: http://thepositivitysolution.com/about-the-positivity-solution/#sthash.7l3kyM3q.dpuf
Positivity is for the people who are willing to take meaningful action. – See more at: http://thepositivitysolution.com/about-the-positivity-solution/#sthash.7l3kyM3q.dpuf
Positivity is for the people who are willing to take meaningful action. – See more at: http://thepositivitysolution.com/about-the-positivity-solution/#sthash.7l3kyM3q.dpuf

2 thoughts on “Random Kindness Tour

  1. Meg Evans January 13, 2014 at 10:29 am Reply

    Great idea to include videos and other links, in addition to blogs; and I love the P&G video too! My daughter just finished her last season as a college soccer player. It’ll seem really strange not going to any soccer matches this year.

    • clairesinclair January 13, 2014 at 4:56 pm Reply

      My kids have been involved in sports for what seems forever…it will be so strange when they are done!!

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