As one can surmise from the title of this post, kindness really IS contagious. It has been such a joy for me to witness the kindness of others simply by sharing my 29-day challenge with them. My friend Janet joined the 29-day challenge shortly after I started, and Katie is in the midst of her month of giving. Please visit them to offer kind words and read about their gifts to others.
I also wanted to thank those of you who have sent me emails thanking me for inspiring YOU. It has been a gift for me to read how my posts have encouraged you to spread kindness and love to others. Two blog friends in particular sent me heart-warming emails that left me smiling and my heart feeling full:
Lenzi at Homemade Happiness writes:
I have been meaning to email you! I have just been so blown away by all of your acts of kindness. You are so so inspiring. And these things seem so simple to do, but we take them for granted so easily. So thank you for helping me realize that we must help each other whenever and however we can. What I didn't mention on my blog post was that while I was in the gas station and my sister's dog was using my car as a restroom (=\), was that an older lady came in and needed help putting air in her tire. The cashier told her that he couldn't leave the counter. And while this 30 second conversation was going on and I was listening, I swear I thought of you (someone I've never met but have been so inspired by) so I said "I can help you!" - so we went out there and put air in her tire.
Just wanted you to know you are inspiring and touching people all over the place :)
And Jan at Struck by Serendipity writes:
Your challenge has really struck a chord with me and I've been regularly thinking about what I can do. During the last snowstorm, I found myself up at an ungodly hour and went outside and cleared the snow from around my neighbors' cars in the street. I felt great being able to be a positive start to someone else's day and I got a great workout out of it as well. :) Thanks for being an inspiration to everyone reading this blog.
Seriously, it doesn't get any better than this! Thank you so much, Lenzi and Jan, for acting on your instincts and spreading a little love.
Friends, start spreading kindness now: Please visit Lenzi and Jan at their blogs and show them a little blog love!
Love & Aloha to you all!
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