September 3, 2012

Marvelous in My Monday #3

Hello my Lovelies!

I trust that you're all feeling marvelous today! 
I too am feeling quite Marvelous in my Monday today!

Here's why:

Megan Campbell's Be The Change: 30 Day Mind, Body, and Soul Challenge..a challenge that started Sept 1, 2012 and runs for 30 days.

When I first read about this 30 Day Challenge several months ago via Facebook and email messages, I knew deep in my heart that it was something I wanted to be a part of. Even though I knew this, it wasn't actually until the very last minute (final registration day) that I finally declared to myself "Yes! I CAN do this!"
Have you ever wondered how to make a sustainable difference in your health, your life, your world? Well, this challenge is definitely showing me how!

Entering Day #3 with a Heart of Gratitude

I truly believe that there is nothing that contributes better to a person’s overall long-term health and happiness more than cultivating the heart with gratitude. When we have a grateful heart, we can easily accentuate our radiant beauty, attractiveness, happiness, and inner health. Our lives become more blessed, more beautiful, more marvelous, more harmonious, more righteous, more perfect than we can ever imagine or open our eyes to!
But to begin to see all of this, we have to start being grateful for what we can already see.

A Challenge to Myself: 

For the remainder of this 30 Day Challenge, I will randomly select a few tasks - or Random Act of Kindness from the following list:

-Write a note of appreciation to your mailman
-Compliment a stranger sincerely
-Write a thank you note to someone
-Look for something around you that can be fixed, picked up, or attended to (put shopping carts back, pick up trash laying around, pick up something that has fallen over, etc)
-Give a lottery ticket/gift card/free coffee to a stranger
-Send a handmade card or a letter to someone you care for
-Write a note to management or someone who has treated you nice while doing their job (waiter, clerk, sales person., etc)
-When you go somewhere or do something, ask someone around you if you can pick up, drop off or do something for them while you're at it
-Cut coupons and leave them at the register for others
-Cut an article out of the newspaper that would interest a friend and mail it to them.
-Leave "Have a nice day" stickers/notes somewhere
-Put together a writing kit (stationery, envelopes, stamps, pen, etc) and give to someone
-Comment on someone's webpage that you really like.
-Send a card to someone in the military overseas
-Start a conversation up with someone that you don't know
-Leave something cheery or nice for all your neighbors, co-workers, or a stranger (spring bag of seeds, fun post its, fun office supplies, flowers, random gift)
-Put change in a row of vending machines
-Visit a nursing home. Spend time visiting with someone who doesn't get visitors
-Put something you no longer need for free on Kijiji or craigslist
-Leave something for someone at an area where it most might be used, (book in reading area, umbrella near door on rainy day, bag of seeds near bird feeding area)
-Leave a book you have already finished somewhere for someone else to read.
-Drop off a toy or game at a hospital
-Drop off a toy or game at a homeless shelter.
-At post office leave some extra stamps for someone.
-Find a nice picture you have taken with a friend and send it to them with a note.
-Buy a phone card and give to a homeless shelter for them to give to someone.
-Open the phone book, pick a name, and send them something anonymously (movie tickets, thank you card, you are appreciated card, book, etc.)
-Take flowers to a hospital and give them to someone who hasn't had any visitors.
-Send/Bring something special to someone who recently had a baby (diapers, clothes, toys, gift for mom)
-Bring cake, pie, chocolate, flowers, plant, etc to a neighbor or senior citizen
-Send someone a small gift anonymously
-Make a CD and give to a friend or family member
-Donate your time (if you offer a service for a living, or a product, or seminar, or class, or whatever it is that you do) as a gift to someone.
-Invite someone who is usually alone out for dinner.
-Share a comic strip or something funny with someone.
-Leave a chocolate or other treat for someone.
-Write a note, send a e-greeting "just to say hello" to someone who might need a pick me up
-Visit a hospital. Bring smiles, treats and friendly conversation for patients.
-Send a thank you note or something cheerful to someone who may need an extra smile
-Put coins in a parking meter that expired/will soon expire
-Send a gift or write a thank-you note to someone who has made a difference in your life.
-Drop off a plant, flowers, or treats at a public service organization.
-Send someone an animated greeting card by email.
-Write a note to the boss of someone who has helped you, praising the employee.
-Bring a teddy bear to police department or children's treatment center to give to a traumatized child
-Drop coins in an area where children play, where they can easily find them.
-Make/Write your favorite recipe and give it to someone
-Buy a copy of your favorite book and give it to someone
-Write letters of appreciation to groups who are helping the community, the environment, etc.
-Send a card to a friend or relative you haven't seen for some time. Include a photo of yourself and/or your family.
-Make a point of introducing yourself to someone you see all of the time but never say hello to.
-Send someone an anonymous scratch card, lottery ticket, theater ticket, gift voucher, a funny card, chocolate, or whatever you feel they would enjoy
-Send someone a $5, $10 or $20 gift card.
-Offer to baby sit for someone.
-Donate clothes
-Put change in a charitable change box
-Bring cookies or snacks to someone/an establishment
-Tape some change to a payphone with a card saying it is for whoever needs it
-Write anonymous, loving post-its for strangers to find.

If the task is a viable option which I can successfully complete as a Random Act of Kindness both time wise and financially, then it will be completed and crossed off the list. 

Please feel free to leave a comment with your idea for a Random Act of Kindness. 
I am open to any and all suggestions that are presented to me :)

Keep being marvelous...always!
xo Maria

3 comments:

  1. These are such beautiful ideas! I can't think of any other ones right now, but I can't wait to do some of these myself. : )

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    1. hey, Thanks so much! It may not seem like a whole lot, but even just choosing to do one or two of these things seems to make a whole world of a difference :)

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