Monday, January 17, 2011

Sweet Nothings

Happy Monday!  What'd you do for your weekend? It's still the weekend for me, because today is MLK day! No school is always a wonderful thing.  I'm excited to read everyone's posts on what they did for their random act of kindness this week.  I love that the blogging community can make a difference in our own little towns and cities.  I joined with these beautiful ladies to hopefully spread some love this past week by doing sweet little nothings for people in our communities! 


Yesterday I took my Sunday trip to The Tea Cup to do homework, but first I stopped in at Starbucks.  I went up to the register and purchased a gift card with $10 on it.  Then I told the barista I was doing something a little different.  I asked him to keep the gift card and give it to the next person who walked in to order a drink and just tell them that it was a gift from a girl who came in who's trying to spread kindness and pay it forward.  He was shocked! In a good way (:  He said, "Wow! I've never had anyone do that.  This is awesome."  Even HE smiled, and it wasn't even for him!  I, of course, left the store before I could see who he gave it to, but I'm guessing they enjoyed it.  As soon as I walked out I was so overcome with joy, knowing that {hopefully} I made someone's day!  


It's funny, I was kind of in a funk today; missing home, overwhelmed and such, but as soon as I did this, I felt happy.  I realized life isn't all about me.  It's about touching other people and making a difference.  It's about smiles and laughter and serving.  Even if you don't get the recognition for it.  So while I was challenged to make someone's day, it in turn made my day as well! Now isn't that special?! I think so.  I'm going to try to do this once a month...trying someone different each time.  Now Megan, Jamie, Nicole and I want to hear about what YOU did! Tell us by commenting or linking up to Megan's linky party!

{via Gem Photo}
Also, if you didn't do a random act of kindness yet, don't worry! Megan's going to leave up the link party for the whole week so no one is left out, because she. is. awesome.

Stay tuned for the link to the blog I'm writing for the boutique by my school. It's almost up and running! And THANK YOU for all the compliments and congratulations I received when I told you all the news.  You're too sweet! 

In other news, yesterday I was lucky enough to meet Maggie from her blog, Maggie Rose.  She's a design blogger, and now a REAL LIFE friend, who lives by me. She's adorable, charming and we've got lots in common! If you haven't seen her blog- head on over! It's a delight (:


I'm linking up with:
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Love and Spreading Kindness,

24 comments:

  1. oh my goodness how sweet was that!?! What a wonderful gesture and idea. I wish I was the next person in line ;)

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  2. That is such a sweet gesture! I would have LOVED to be the next person in line :-) You are right; the world should really be about trying to make someone else's life a bit happier :-) I believe that by doing so, we would be a lot more happy in return. Happy Monday!

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  3. such a sweet idea! (& I love the framed picture that says, "LOVE". I bet I could make that!)

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  4. You are darling! So thoughtful - this definitely made me smile :)

    xoxo
    much love!

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  5. that was so sweet! I'm sure you made someone's day! I'm a new follower on your blog and I look forward to following along :)

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  6. What a sweet thing to do!! I am positive that you made that next person's day! It would've made mine!! I'm so glad that we are friends!!

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  7. That is just the sweetest thing! I think I may just do this very good deed someday soon.

    On being on the receiving end of a good deed, a man at the gas station saw me struggling in the cold trying to open up my hood to put in washer fluid and offered to help...and then even filled up the fluid for me! It was freezing cold and he wasn't wearing any gloves, but he still stuck it through. He definitely warmed me up with his kindness!

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  8. You are so right, it's NOT about us! I love that I have wonderful blog friends who love serving others!

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  9. What a sweet thing to do! I know the person that received it was so happy :) Enjoy your day off!

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  10. what a wonderfully sweet idea! i bet you made their year :)

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  11. This is such a sweet idea! I'm sure that starbucks giftcard made someone's day.

    Can't wait to see the blog you are working on!

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  12. What a great thing to do! We spent the weekend in the gym watching our daughter coach for the 1st time. They won the championship for their age bracket today!!

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  13. Hi Michaela,

    This morning I took your advise and bought coffee for a random person at Coffee Society. After sitting a while, I went back up to the register and gave the cashier a $5 bill and told him to use this to pay for the coffee of the next person that walks in the door. Then I fled the scene... I didn't want the cashier to point me out or anything. So I don't know how it turned out, but I can ask the employee tomorrow. He thought it was pretty cool and I told him I just wanted to do a "random act of kindness".

    Thanks for the idea.

    Keith (dad)

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  14. That is awesome of you to buy that gift card and than have them give it to the next customer! Very sweet! :)

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  15. Wow if I were that person after you I'd be sooo happy! What a great idea. Thanks for your comment on my blog =) I love this idea that y'all did =)

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  16. What a wonderful act you did girlie!

    I know they were thrilled when they recieved that surprise! :)

    XX

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  17. Love the Starbucks idea!!! That was too sweet. I know the next person was so thrilled, when they heard their drink was paid for!! Way to make someone's day!!

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  18. I have had that happen to me once at the starbucks drive thru. I went up to pay and the person in front already paid for my drinks. I paid it forward right then and there and treated the person behind me. My son was with me and we both got a big kick out of it.

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  19. That was so sweet of you! Good for you! :o)

    -Samantha

    http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

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  20. YOU ARE A DOLL!!!! I wanna send YOU a giftcard now :) XO

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  21. Incredible idea, my dear! I think it's always so crazy to hear people's replies to kindness. So happy to hear how you spread the love...and I'm certain you brightened the life of the person behind you! xoxo {av}

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  22. Hi I just stumbled across your blog ( I live in Seattle too). Here is a little of what I did last month with my kiddos.
    http://theoldelehrjourney.blogspot.com/2010/12/jesus-is-reason.html

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  23. That is so sweet and so is your blog, new follower!

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