Monday, April 13, 2015

A-Z Challenge: Random Acts of Kindness beginning with "K"

Throughout the A-Z Challenge I'll be blogging through the alphabet using each letter to create a list of Random Acts of Kindness. I've been collecting RAK ideas for some time now as I gear up to the 2016 launch of a project dear to my heart: B(e) Kind 366. I'll be performing an act of kindness every day of the leap year starting January 1st, 2016 while raising funds for World University Service of Canada (WUSC), an organisation that changed my life.

I'm starting each post with a synonym (of sorts) for kindness. I added this part to my posts because of an amazing movement I am a part of 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. We link up monthly and blog about changing the world for the better. It's magical really. We're even on Twitter! @1000Speak

K is for KINDNESS

Oddly enough, I have a very short list today so in the spirit of kindness, I am linking to other "K is for Kindness" posts that I happened upon while blog and twitter hopping:
- Chantelle from Cocktails and Memories writes about how kindness between strangers developed into a beautiful friendship. 
- Joy from My Own 2 Sense writes about how teachers and parents contribute to a world of kindness.
- Melanie from Melanie Schulz writes a brilliant piece of flash fiction with kindness at its heart.  
- Rachel from Rachel's Ramblings writes about how small acts of kindness from her coworkers made her day. 
- Shantala from Shanaya Tales writes about how a brief moment of stranger kindness has remained with her throughout her life. 

Now for a few simple RAK ideas and a few more links to some "kool" blogs: 
Karma - do and be good; attract good. Check out C. Lee McKenzie's K is for Karma post. 
Kickstarter - check out the projects - find one that speaks to you - support it! Type "kindness" into the
search engine for a place to start.
Kindness Wins - Galit Breen's brand new book! Get yours!
Kiss - a loved one unexpectedly, blow one to someone special. Give someone a chocolate one! Check out Katie Paul's tantalizing post K is for Kissing.
Kitchen - open yours up to guests and host a dinner party. 
Kooky - allow yourself to act, dress, just be! Encourage others to join in! Check out Kelly Martin’s K is for Kooky post. 

That's it for my "K" List! It's a short list, but I do hope you'll spread the kindness by visiting some of the blogs that I linked to in this post. 

Check out my super fun "If Jane Austen Blogged A-Z" post, test your Janeite knowledge, and win some Jane Austen swag!

21 comments:

  1. Love Kickstarter as a way to give someone a boost. I've contributed to two this year and I do like seeing their progress toward their goals.

    Thanks for the link to my Karma post--one cat to another. Glad I found your blog. I'll be back.

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    1. One cat to another, yes! Kickstarter is great isn't it?!

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  2. Thank you so much for the shout out. Will certainly check out the other ones too. Glad to have connected with you through AtoZ.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    1. Glad to have connected with you too!

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  3. I will definitely check the links above. Being kind doesn't take much of an effort, its the intent that matters. In today's world, the intent to be kind is low in priority for all of us. We all need to reprioritize our lives, isn't it?

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    1. I completely agree; we do all need to reprioritize.

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  4. Thank you for sharing my post. You're very kind x

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  5. I know several of the awesome bloggers.

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  6. Why thank you so much for the tip of the hat! I will be checking out the others! I am convinced that kindness begets kindness :)

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    1. I am too! If we all do a little it adds up to a lot!

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    1. My pleasure! Your short fiction is always a worthwhile read.

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  8. An unexpected kiss (or kuddle!) can definitely make my day. My son has a way of popping up when I need a hug, just at the right time.

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    1. Unexpected affection is just the best!

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  9. This is where the golden rule of do unto others as you would have them do unto you really does come into play. If we could all be just a little kinder to one another the world would be a much better place. Sending kind thoughts your way.

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    1. Accepting your kind thoughts :) Thanks so much Barbara!

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  10. Thanks for all of these great links! Just reading what you've done and continue to do inspires random acts of kindness from all of us. Your lovely comment on my blog today, is a shining example of what a good person you are. Thanks again, Brandy!

    Julie

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    1. I am so glad you're enjoying my blog and plight to change the world with kindness!

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  11. Thanks so much for the mention, my life has been rather hectic lately so playing catch up today. I love the idea of blogging about compassion I am totally going to take a good look at those links and follow on Twitter. Fabulous idea and blog and some great blogs above to check out too.

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