Thursday, April 19, 2012

Drop A Love Bomb!!


My name is Veronica and I'm Britney's sister. Thanks Britney for asking me to share a post!

I'm a huge fan of this blog and grateful that Britney felt inspired to start it. 

I love doing "Good Things"!

I also firmly believe that our small acts of kindness greatly bless and impact the lives of those around us. Sometimes in profound ways. We never know when our little act of kindness will give someone added strength, hope or courage to keep trying.

Today, I wanted to share something that I recently posted on my blog, Nineaplenty.

It's all about the "LOVE BOMB!"

What is a "Love Bomb"?

I ran across this website and was instantly intrigued.

Every week, people are nominated to receive "Love Bombs". 
These are people who are struggling with 
different challenges in their lives. 
And each Thursday, you receive an email with an introduction of the recipient of that week's "Love Bomb". 

They share a link to this person's blog, and all you have to do is go leave an uplifting and encouraging comment. 


Last week, we were sent to a blog post that was written by a 20-something young lady who just learned that her mother had days to live. Her blog post that day was a very touching letter to her mom.

So, we all dropped our "Love Bombs".

Hundreds of comments of love and support 
were left on her blog page.
And the best part was that she had no idea it was coming.

The week before was a young mom who was trying to stay courageous and strong as she helped her young child battle a horrible disease.

So, we all dropped our "Love Bombs".

I believe that life is short.
And I believe that any little thing we can do to make a difference really does matter.

The best thing about dropping a "Love Bomb" is 
that it literally takes less than 5 minutes.

We all have good intentions.
And yet this is so simple and easy.

You can do it!

Lives are changed, spirits are lifted and people are encouraged, 
one "Love Bomb" at a time!


It's so easy.

Go to this link and sign up.
All they need is your name, email, city and state.

I don't believe that any of my "Love Bombs" make any grand difference on their own.
But, combined with hundreds of others, I believe it can.

Thanks for letting me share this Britney!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Some feel like the date tomorrow 11*11*11 will be a very special day.

You can ensure that it will be. 
Take the chance tomorrow to celebrate the day with

11 Acts of Kindness

In addition to the special date --  it's Veteran's Day!!!!

So many opportunities to do just a little bit of good.

Here are a few ideas...

Visit this blog to see some of the ways she suggests doing a little good.
She has ideas that take a little work and elbow grease, ideas that require a little bit of money, ideas that require no money,....lots of ideas. Check it out!

Or....visit here to see all of Debbie's ideas
 ...especially those deeds that help our veterans and servicemen.

Or go here
to join in her month long celebration endeavor of spreading kindness.

Or visit here
and look at some of the great ideas that are already being done by others.

Most importantly,...don't feel overwhelmed, guilty, or stressed.

Keep it simple...perhaps just send a sweet note to school in your kids' lunches.
Here is one I found on Pinterest.

Whatever you decide, make it a great day!!

I'd love to hear back from you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis and a really good hot dog!!!

If you are local you have an opportunity this weekend to help Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes thick, sticky  mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system. Without treatment, this condition is fatal. Luckily, there are now many wonderful treatments and medications available that allow people with CF to live healthy, normal lives.

However, the current median life expectancy is still only 37.4 years. Scientists are coming closer and closer to finding a cure for CF -- just this year an exciting new drug was submitted for FDA approval that "fixes" things at the cellular level for people with a select group of CF mutations -- but they need more help.

Here's how you can play a part...


This Saturday, November 5th, there is a run right here in Provo. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hosting "The Dawg Run," a 2.2 mile run from Provo High to J-Dawgs and back. 

Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the run is at 11:00 a.m. 
The price is $20. Proceeds go directly to the CF Foundation to help scientists find a cure for CF.

Here's the great thing about this race: Participants will run to J-Dawgs, actually get to eat a J-Dawg, and then run back.
(This cracks me up!!! I think this is a great idea though -- think of the other venues you could do this with for fundraising. I can think of a few places I love to eat at enough that I might be willing to run there just to get to eat! Cupcake shop next time anyone?) Running and eating -- brilliant. 

All of the info above I received from my sweet friend Sarah, whose two-year-old daughter Madeline suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. Just like anyone else who deals with this on a personal level, I know she would appreciate any support you can give this event and this really good cause.

Plus, get a J-Dawg!!! If you haven't had one -- you should!

Spread the word!

If you want to participate, go here for more information. If you like the idea of helping but not the idea of running, you can donate directly to the foundation on this page.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Kids raise money for children in Somalia

There are no age limitations for a caring heart and a desire to help.

Check out this news clip.

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Way to go Dylan and Sasha!!

I love to see this!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Looking for Good News

I'm looking for Good News to share.


If you have anything GOOD happening in your area, or something you have seen happen, let me know. I'd love to share it!!

You can post it in a comment or email me at

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Summer of Service

If you're local, this is for you.....

Once again the local chapter of the United Way is sponsoring the Summer of Service. This is a volunteer program for youth that gives them weekly opportunities to do service projects and improve the community in which they live.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to get involved, go here. They already had their kickoff but it is not too late to join.

If you are not local or you do not have a youth, still check it out. I think this is a great idea/model that could be adapted and organized anywhere.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Another way to donate to the humanitarian efforts in Japan.