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.

story image
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.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tragedy in Japan

I'm sure most of you have your thoughts and your heavy heart headed towards all those that suffered at the hands of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan (and all of the other areas of the world.)

Here is a good link for several different ways you can help.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Jimmy Button - Miles for Miracles

Yesterday kicked off the beginning of a $1M fundraiser for Spinal Cord Research.

Miles for Miracles:
Former Motorcross Champion Jimmy Button and his trainer Cory Wolf will be riding bicycles 2428 miles from San Diego, CA to Daytona Beach, FL in order to help raise money for Spinal Cord Research.
The ride will take nearly 2 months and they hope to raise $1 million.

Jimmy has first-hand experience with this after his crash in 2000 left him with a pinched spinal cord and was considered an incomplete quadriplegic.

You can join their foundation Road 2 Recovery and their efforts to help more people like Jimmy find help with recovery.

If you are interested in their complete story go here.
If you are interested in donating to their cause, go here.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Today's Kindness Idea...

Have you been following along?

For today...

Carpool or pay someone's fare.

Keep scrolling down if you've missed any of the ideas for this week.


feel free to come up with your own.

Either way, keep spreading the kindness!!!!

Hope you're having a great week!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today's Kindness Idea...

Bring a Treat to Work

OR,....if as in my case, your work is in your home,

take a treat to a neighbor or a friend.

Or simply make a treat "just because" for your loved ones.

Are you participating?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Today's Kindness Idea...

Join in...

Hold the door open every chance you get.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Today's Kindness Idea...

Are you joining in?

Today's challenge....

Smile at 10 strangers.

In case you missed it...

this is

Monday, February 14, 2011

Guess what today is?

Did you guess??

If you guessed Valentine's Day, you're only partially correct.

I hope your day of love has been a good one, but I really want to let you know that today kicks off an entire week of love.

This week is...

You can join the week of celebrations and take the Extreme Kindness Challenge here.

Everyday they have a kindness idea of the day.

Today's idea:

Send a note of appreciation.
image via random acts of kindness foundation

Fairly simple.

I love this.

Bring on the kindness.

If you have any great ideas or experiences, feel free to share with me. 
We will feature a few ideas all week. 

Be sure to spread the word and spread the kindness.

Happy Valentine's Day 


Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week!!!!

P.S. In case you missed it, you might be inspired by this lovely lady
featured here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Share the Love

Looking for another way to share the love on Valentine's Day?

Be inspired by her.
image via whippy cake

Be sure to check out this post.

Last year she took a day and spent it doing good deeds.

What a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day and spread the love to more than just your immediate friends and family.

Love it!!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Knit for Good Knit-A-Long

You are crafty -- you know it. 

Even if you think you aren't,...I have a project for you.

My friend Stephanie has an incredible project just for you this month.


Check out all the details here and be sure to join the fun for a really good cause.

[I'm just hoping she will finally teach me how to knit!!] :)