Friday, December 23, 2016

Slow and Steady

"Slow and steady wins the race" Isn't that how that famous saying goes? As of Dec. 23, only 9 acts of kindness for law enforcement have been completed. 270 to go. It sure is going slow. I try not to get frustrated. I try to be positive and remember "slow and steady wins the race". I'm not sure what race we are in, but we will get there. WE will get to 279 acts of kindness for law enforcement officers. We may not see the finish line, but that is okay. Because this is not a race. This is a project that a small 14 year old girl from a small town that was once forgotten on the map started. She may of had big dreams when she started, but now she has come to realize that she has to be patient and trust in God's timing. He has this all worked out. This girl has now decided to take it one day at a time. Focus on TODAY and what she can accomplish. Tomorrow will worry about itself. This girl still has dreams but she learned is still learning to be patient and remember that slow and steady wins the race.

Please, will you help this girl see the finish line by completing an act of kindness for a law enforcement officer with project "279 Acts for Heroes"? Or to make it easier you can do an act of kindness in honor/memory of police officer shot or killed. Here are some ideas for acts of kindness for law enforcement officers. I'm sure you know someone who is either a law enforcement officer or a family member of one. Please, I am begging asking you to do something. It is not that hard. It can be so simple and you don't even have to spend money... A simple thank you card works wonderfully! If you do complete an act, please comment below or email me HERE so I can add it to the list. THANK YOU from the girl who will be patient. <3

Friday, December 2, 2016

New Way to Help "279 Acts for Heroes"

I was trying to think of a way that I could get more people to help with "279 Acts for Heroes". It wasn't till I was browsing HERE on www.gunviolencearchive.org this morning that I thought of it. I was looking at the incidents involving officers shot or killed, I saw names of the officers shot or killed. So from now on, you can either do an act of kindness directly for a law enforcement officer, or you can do an act of kindness for anyone and include the name of an officer you chose off the website (tag provided below) and have the act be in honor of him/her! :) Sound good? Here is how to get to the names of officers to choose for an act of kindness.

Go to www.gunviolencearchive.org.

Scroll down and click on "Officer shot or killed" under its map

Then click on "View incident" (not all incidents have names)

Here you have your names!! :) 

Print the tag below, add the name of who you are honoring with your kindness, do an act of kindness with that tag, and then email me, telling me what you did (with pictures!) and I will add it to the list! Or you can still stick with doing an act of kindness directly for an Officer. Either way, it will make many people smile including me!! :) THANK YOU if you choose to participate!!!




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"279 Acts for Heroes" Ideas

Today I am going to share with you a list of ideas for my 279 Acts for Heroes Project! I hope as you look at this list, you will see an idea and take action! :) As of 11/30/16, only 5 acts of kindness for law enforcement have been completed and that makes me sad. Please, PLEASE do an act of kindness either from this list or something you come up with on your own and tell me about so I can add it to the list below. (use #279acts on Facebook) It would make my day. :)
Here are 12 ideas for acts of kindness for law enforcement!!!!

1. Kit-Kats with a tag: "Take a break. You've earned it!"
2. Tootsie Rolls with a tag: "Thank you for the role you play everyday"
3. Bring a meal to a Police Officer's family you personally know
4. Buy cookies or donuts from the grocery store and deliver them!
5. Bring in healthy snacks and energy drinks to your local station.
6. Bring in breakfast items. Orange juice, bananas, store made muffins, etc.
7. Lifesaver candy with a tag: "You're a lifesaver. Thank you!"
8. Bring in useful gift items.
9. Make and give police appreciation bags
10. Have your kids make handmade cards and deliver them
11. Share stories on social media of police officers showing love and kindness instead of hate.
12. Bring a gift to a police officer's family you personally know.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"You've been Gobbled!"

Today my brother and I went and delivered 4 of these bags to our neighbors for Thanksgiving! :) A couple people were at work so we just causally went up and left them on the porch. But the neighbors at home, we did a little "Ding-dong-ditching" :) A little way to show some love. <3

What we included in the bag. :)

Here is the tag I created that you may use for personal use only! Have fun making your neighbors smile this holiday season!


Friday, November 18, 2016

#279acts Meal time!

There is a Police Officer and his family that we personally know. (I am only doing this project because we personally know them. Please do not do this if you don't personally know the family of the Police Officer and they have said it was okay for you to do this.) After trying to think of something to do to thank him and his family, bringing them a meal popped into my head. Something easy and heartfelt. :) With younger kids, I had to consult with their grandma to make sure it was something they would eat as well. Baked mac and cheese is what we came up with.
The recipe I found was from "Spend with Pennies" HERE Please go to her blog to find the recipe. I made this for me before I made a batch for the family just to see how it would turn out and oh my goodness!!!!! It was SO good! So creamy and not your average mac and cheese. Again please go to her blog www.spendwithpennies.com for the recipe.
I made the mac and cheese, some classic brownies, added some lettuce for the adults and applesauce for the kids, and I was set to deliver. :) She was very grateful for the meal and I got this note from grandma later :"Dinner was WONDERFUL! Thank you so much! Blank was very touched by your thoughtfulness and appreciation for his service as a policeman. Not everyone does these days so it meant a lot to him" Wouldn't that just make you want to do it all over again? :) If you want to feel happy because you made someone's day go HERE to learn more about my project "279 Acts for Heroes" You won't regret making an officer smile with a simple act of kindness! :) Thanks! #279acts

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It's All Worth It

I received the note pictured below today in the mail. :) Just when I was starting to get discouraged and thinking that the 279 Acts for Heroes Project I am doing was not making any difference. I thought it was just another one of those "projects" I think of and start but never really get anywhere. Well let me tell you, it's all worth it when you receive notes like this! :) Every act of kindness is appreciated more than we know. Every thing we do for others is worth it. It's all worth it! Keep going and spreading joy and smiles! And please, do an act of kindness for a Police Officer and let me know!
(this note is a thank you to you to if you did an Act for a Hero ;))


Saturday, November 12, 2016

World Kindness Day

Tomorrow (Sunday November 13th) is World Kindness Day!!! World Kindness Day is a global pay-it-forward celebration! Learn more HERE. How are you going to spread kindness?


FOLLOW UP:

Delivered this awesome basket to one of my favorite families!! :)

Kindness Bombed local hardware store!! <3

Left this candy in the mailbox for our awesome mailman! :)


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

279 Acts for Heroes

This is in collaboration with Jeremiah 31:3 Ministries. (my ministry) 

Today I decided to look up how many Police Officers have been shot in 2016... I was saddened to learn that according to gunviolencearchive.org, as of Nov. 9 2016, 279 Law enforcement officers have been shot or killed.... REALLY? 279 people have either laid down their lives or were willing to in order to protect us! Why does that go unnoticed?!? A couple more facts I found out were: on average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 61 hours. Every 61 hours people!! Also, since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 20,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice... 


When I learned all of this, I felt God lay on my heart to do something to bring smiles and love to Police Officers instead of what they usually face. So here is what we came up with. Presenting..... *drum roll "279 Acts for Heroes" (use #279acts on social media) Here is what I propose. Together, you and I are going to complete 279 acts of kindness for Law Enforcement Officers! We can bring love to them instead of hate. They serve us and keep us safe. They have laid down their lives! How can we not appreciate them? Do you think we can do this? I believe with God's help we can!! 
Anything you can do for your local Police Officers will be appreciated. Bring them donuts, healthy treats, handmade thank you cards, flowers, and anything else you can think of! (PleWhen you do something please email me and I will add it to the list below. 279 is big number. but I believe that with God, we can complete this big project! Also please share this on social media or anywhere you can! Please spread the word! #279acts READY? Can we do this? Yes we can! :) (You are welcome to print and use the card below to go with your acts of kindness for police officers.) More ideas HERE.
264 acts of kindness left to complete 

#1. Sent Thank-You cards to 8 local Police Stations 
#2. Made and brought cookies to local station -Sam J.
#3. Brought a snack basket to local station
#4. Brought donuts to local station -Marilyn D.
#5. Made and brought a meal to an Officer's family we personally know
#6. Witnessed lady buying coffee for a Police Officer -Kirsten B.
#7. Brought a gift basket to local station -Liz. B
#8. Brought a gift basket to local state trooper station - My family
#9. Sent a gift card to a Police Officer's family - Jill. B
#10. Brought breakfast in to officers at station (she works there) - Janelle R.
#11. Made hand-print thank you cards with kids
#12. Brought a basket of items in to local station - Meaghan B.
#13. Gave a treat to someone in honor of an injured officer
#14. Gave a treat to someone in honor of an injured officer
#15. Gave a gift card to a Officer neighbor - Jim D.



Sunday, October 30, 2016

Matthew 6:3-4

Matthew 6:3-4 "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what you're right hand is doing so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."

I want you all to know the reason I post on here service projects and kindness projects I do. Not for praise. Not for glory. Not for bragging rights. I love to do things in secret! But the things I do choose to post, here on my blog, are solely for the purpose of inspiring you to make a change in your community! I love to be inspired and that's why I love to inspire. If you are here reading this, first, thank you! Second, I invite you to take a look around and don't leave till you found a post to inspire you to do something! Got it? Good! <3 Have a GREAT night!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Gift Basket for Real Heroes!! Plus a RAOK..

Today I blessed to be able to bring this wonderful gift basket to the local Police Officers in my community! I filled this basket with some semi healthy treats ;) and some beautiful colored pictures by the children I watch every Thursday morning. I gave it the receptionist at the police station and she said simply loved it and said the guys in back would too!! :) 




Then I went over to library to pick up a couple things and I couldn't resist leaving this for some awesome kid to find! ;) Would you enjoy looking for a book and finding free ice cream?!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Children's Service Projects!

I do childcare for women's bible study at my church. So I figured it would be a perfect place to do some service projects! :) Today we colored "thank you" pictures for our friends the police officers! The moms thought it was sweet and children had fun coloring for a cause! I am working on something for next week but make sure you come back and check if you need ideas for easy simple service projects for kids! :)


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

30 Days of Snail Mail

This is a picture of one of my 30 days of snail mail. Today it was stickers to children I babysit for! I'm sure they will greatly appreciate it! The past few days I have sent out encouraging cards, letters to pen pals I needed to get caught up on, and even a letter to my sponsor child! I am excited for the rest of the month! Are you going to join me?


Free Printable!

Hey friends! I created this printable today for my wall as inspiration for me. But I want to share it with you also that you may use it to be inspired and be happy! :) Just right click and save to your computer! :) I hope you enjoy this and remember, it's all in how you look at things. :):


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

30 Days of Snail Mail

Now that our "Do Something" Challenge is over, I'm ready to start something new. So here is what I thought. Every day for the month of September, I am going to send out a letter, card, or small gift to someone I think could use some sunshine! :) Wanna do it too? I would love for you to join along! Together let's show this world some love!! It doesn't cost much either. Let's see, 50 cents for one stamp, 30 stamps, only $15!! $15 to bless, encourage, and make 30 people happy! Pretty good huh? Throughout the month, I'll post some things I have sent to help you with ideas. But it doesn't take much at all to just write a quick note of appreciation. :)

UPDATE: I just found out, today, September 1st, is National Letter Writing Day! Perfect huh?



"Do Something" Challenge End

As the month comes to a end, so does our "Do Something" Challenge. But that certainly doesn't mean we can't still make a difference. We can still do something to make everyone a little happier and smile a little more. But what did you to this past month to do something? I certainly had fun and hopefully next year we can do better! What do you think?? :)