A March of Kindness

February 27th, 2011 by Dionna | 33 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, March of Kindness

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Think about the ripple effect your 31 acts of kindness can have . . . what if 100 of us did 31 acts? 1000 of us?

Who couldn’t use more kindness in their life? I know I could! But sometimes what’s even better is to spread some of that kindness to others. I missed the official “Random Acts of Kindness” week but that doesn’t matter, because I’m going to fill a whole month with kindness, and I want you to join me!

It’s easy (and free) to participate: for each day in the month of March, you perform one random act of kindness.

Your act of kindness can be big or small, it can be anonymous or public, you can spend money or you can give freely of your time or creativity.

Give kindness to your child, your partner, your neighbor, your friend, a stranger, a clerk, a blogger, a bus driver, a parent.

One little act, every day.

It can be as simple as picking up the phone and telling your mom you miss her. Or holding the door for someone at the grocery store. You can send an anonymous note to your church pianist, letting her know how much you appreciate her music. You can leave an encouraging comment on a new blogger’s post.

You don’t need to plan or fuss or worry or look for the “perfect” things to do. Just be kind! That’s it.

Of course I want to hear about it:

  • If you are a blogger, will you please blog about the March of Kindness? I’d love for you to post about it in the next few days so we can have even more people join us. But I’d also like you to post at the end of the month. Share your story about your own acts of kindness, how they touched other people, and how you were changed in the process.
  • If you do not have your own blog, you can share your story on Facebook – just write a note and share it with your friends (and with me!). You can also submit your stories of your March of Kindness for me to run as guest posts here on Code Name: Mama.
  • And every day in March, please share your acts of kindness with me, here and/or on Facebook.

Grab the badge and encourage everyone to March for Kindness.

March of Kindness

Come back tomorrow for 155 different ideas you can use!

So . . . who is with me?

Photo credit (used for image and for badge): BeverlyLR

33 Responses to:
"A March of Kindness"

  1. Jessika Bailey   JobDescMommy

    I am! I am! I am! Wonderful idea! Love you!

  2. We are definitely in and will spread the word!

  3. Hmmm… badge not working. I’ll check back on F&S again later to see if it’s just temporary.

  4. Sounds like a terrific idea, count me in!

  5. I finished my 29 days of kindness and really enjoyed it. We try to do random acts of kindness whenever we can, but focusing on giving something, whether a material gift or an act of giving, every day with a purpose, was also wonderful. It’s definitely something I want to continue.

  6. Ruth Ann

    Count me in…I just hope I remember to post every act…you can be in charge of jogging my memory!!

  7. Amy

    I’m in and rather excited about it, too!

  8. Kristen @ Adventures in Mommyhood   crunchymamato2

    What a great idea! We’re in.

  9. You know that I am in!!!!! Linking this up on Facebook now!

  10. Just grabbed your badge and am super looking forward to this! We have an unusual number of doctors appointments scheduled for this coming month so this might get interesting… lol

  11. I’ve just put the badge on my site and am blogging about it right now – thanks for the inspiration! :)

  12. teresa   momgrooves

    I love this idea and it’s a perfect time and way for me to emphasize the concept to my 3 1/2 year old. We’ll all have fun with it!

  13. Love this! Will post about it when I get off work. :)

  14. Amy   anktangle

    Great idea, Dionna! I blogged about it today: http://www.anktangle.com/2011/02/march-of-kindness.html and will be sharing on FB and Twitter. =)

  15. I’ll have a post on it later this week. :)

  16. I just blogged about it – I am definitely participating. Love the idea!

  17. Alicia C.   amccrenshaw

    Button and little description is posted prominently on my sidebar! http://mccrenshaw.blogspot.com

  18. I thought you would like to see this link:

    Kind Over Matter

    Especially check out the freebies page!

  19. Fine and Fair   fineandfair

    I’m taking a bit of a selfish angle and directing my kindness to myself and my husband. Goodness knows we need it! :)


  20. Garden Variety Mama   GardenVarietyMa

    I’m a couple of days late to the party, but I’m going to jump in, too. Great idea!

  21. Jumping in, too :)

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Thanks Berta – I could figure out how to comment on your blog (I clicked comment but nothing happened!), but I wanted to say thank you for joining us. I’m sure your husband was pleased to spend some time with you before work – that is one thing I fall down on a lot, I need to make more time to just be with my hubby. Enjoy your month of kindness!

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