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28 Days of Kindness


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WHAT IS 28 DAYS OF KINDNESS?

28 Days of Kindness is a global initiative to promote awareness of doing good deeds for others. While you can easily share the love on any day or month of the year, we chose February for our month long virtual event.

WHY FEBRUARY?

February is a month already associated with love in the minds of many. It’s also the month of Valentine’s Day.

Our goal is remind people that no matter where they are in their lives, there are ways to realize and enjoy the love and kindness they have all around them.

Everyday, for the entire month of February, we’ll be posting quotes, ideas, and stories of good deeds happening around the world. We want to inspire people to go make somebody’s day, and we promise it’s a lot easier than you think.

WHY LITTLE ACTS OF KINDNESS?

Through our own personal experience, it’s sometimes the little things that have the biggest impact. You can make someone’s day simply by buying their cup of coffee, offering to pay for a meal, sending them a card in the mail, or even making a phone call to let them know their thought of. With enough good deeds, we can make a difference.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Mosey on over to our “Join Us” page to learn how you can help spread the word and join us online. You can also easily click on one of the two icons over on the right, to join our month long Facebook event, and to follow the Twitter hashtag of awesomeness happening all over the world. Now, go forth and be kind.

WHO’S BEHIND ALL OF THIS?

Really happy people, who want to cause ripple effects of goodness in lives of many.

official site: http://www.28daysofkindness.com/

A Day of Peace (Friday March 4, 2011)


The following very special event was created on Facebook by Stephen Shoemaker. So far, over one million people have signed up! I’m sure we can all do it, right? 🙂  Kudos to Stephen!

When? Friday, March 4 at 12:00am – March 5 at 12:00am

Where? Worldwide

Please read the entire post!
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I have an idea… for a day of peace. Wouldn’t it be amazing?
Just one day in the year where we all held our tongues.
A day where we ignored others’ shortcomings and made a valiant effort to be kind and understanding.
…A day where we all got along. It’s sad that we are all at a point where we should do this, but it’s even sadder to know that we easily could every day, but refuse to do so.

My proposition is simple:
One day, March 4th, we all stick to three simple rules that will make the world a little bit more bearable. Feel free to partake in this before and long after then; the only reason I have the event set that far into the future is because I want word to spread and allow this to have as big of an impact as possible.
This event is to take place everywhere we go in the world, preferably all the time.
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Rule #1.
Say not a single unkind thing about anyone or anything. If at all possible, try not to even think a nasty thought. If we do, reflect on why it was that we thought to say it in the first place.
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Rule #2.
Show everyone we cross paths with some genuine human compassion. Be it with a smile or kind words, just spread some love.
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Rule #3.
Make not one person the exception to the rule. Not everyone deserves to have roses thrown at their feet and have a holiday in their honor, but nobody deserves to feel alone. Reach out. Talk to someone new. Care about them, and we will be cared for in return.
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For those on Facebook. please invite everyone on your friends list. Every single person, regardless of how often you talk to them, if ever at all. This can be done very simply and quickly by pasting this into your address bar and hitting enter. This will select all of your friends and you can then choose to send the invitation:

There seems to be some confusion about this, so….
PLEASE ADD A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO THE INVITE TELLING THE PEOPLE TO CLICK ON THE EVENT TO SEE THE INFO.
Seriously, make sure you do that, because most of the “Not Attending” people didn’t know to click on this and just dismissed it.
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Please spread this as much as possible, and please actually attempt to do this.
I know many of us will simply accept the invite with no intention to give this any genuine effort, but “Attend” anyway, not to look like a good person, but to look like we aren’t a bad one. And for those of us who do that, please just remove yourself from the event.
This can be big. If we all band together, well, maybe we can all start living a little bit nicer lives. Maybe this won’t work for more than one day; maybe it will. I honestly don’t know what will happen, but what I do know is this: if we can get at least one day of happiness and peace out of this, well, I’d more than consider that a success.
This is not intended to be a “Let’s be nice for one day and go back to our old ways the day after” kind of thing. It is meant to give us all a little more incentive to be better people.
This is not a hippie or a religious movement. This is just an attempt at brighting the world up a bit.

You have no reason why you cant do it. None of us do.
Thank you all for your kind words, support, and enthusiasm,
~Stephen Shoemaker

Please help this message spread to as many as possible.
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1 Member ———– January 9th
1,000 Members —- January 12th
5,000 Members —- January 20th
10,000 Members — January 24th
15,000 Members — January 27th
20,000 Members — January 28th
25,000 Members — January 30th
50,000 Members — February 2nd
100,000 Members – February 7th
200,000 Members – February 12th
300,000 Members – February 15th
500,000 Members – February 20th
750,000 Members – February 24th
One million members – February 27th
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Also, make sure to spread the word about “another day of peace”, which is the 2012 version of this!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199326913426469
Also, make sure you like the official page!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-day-of-peace/197696963592157

My ‘Happy New Year’ Prayer


This is similar to the list that I posted for 2010. I pray the same for everyone this year and every year!

#in2011 I pray that people show LOVE at every opportunity and realize that the more LOVE you show, the more LOVE you will feel inside.

#in2011 I pray that people focus on trying to uplift one another rather than tear them down.

#in2011 I pray that people stop trying to be ‘better than the next person’ and focus on being a better version of themselves.

#in2011 I pray that people stop focusing on the ‘darkness’ of their past and open themselves up to the ‘light’ of their FUTURE

#in2011 I pray that people get out of unhealthy relationships and habits and surround themselves with LOVE

#in2011 I pray that before people pre-judge others and spread rumors and gossip, they put themselves in the others persons shoes and proceed with acceptance, kindness and LOVE

#in2011 I pray that people focus more of what they have and should be thankful for and not on what others have that they ‘think’ they should have

#in2011 I pray that people think of others more.  Stop the “me” and embrace the “we”. Help others in need if and when they can

#in2011 I pray that people think of their glass as half full – not half empty

#in2011 I pray that everyone SPREADS LOVE!

#in2011 I wish you all Peace, Love, Health & Happiness. May this be the year that your hopes and dreams become your reality. ♥

Please view this entry, as well: http://myforkedroad.com/2010/09/26/they-have-learned-to-feed-each-other/

Dancing Around the World


Call me a softie, but while first viewing this video, I noticed that I was smiling so hard that I felt it in my cheeks, then my eyes started getting misty.  It started as cute and amusing as I watched Matt doing his awkward little dance and I was amazed at the many stops around the world that he made; but, what really struck a chord with me and started the glassy eyes was when he started dancing with everyone from different cultures. It became more than just a cute, funny video to me. Everyone was smiling! All over the world…TOGETHER!

Regardless of what had been going on before they came together or what they did once their part in this video was done, for that brief moment, everyone looked like they were having the time of their lives…dancing, smiling, laughing – just enjoying the moment. In every part of the world, everyone had the same expressions, the same goal and they were all having fun together.  It was such a beautiful thing.

I truly wish we could all laugh, smile and dance with each other…hmmm….actually, we can. We don’t have to take a trip around the world to bring one another together. We all have it within ourselves to bring  joy and happiness to those we come in contact with on a daily basis. Just be kind and giving and SPREAD LOVE wherever we go; And, if we feel like dancing while we’re at it, well….  🙂

Spread Love


I know somebody who declares he has it made
He won’t admit it, but it’s just a masquerade
He’s a modern-day deceiver
With a case of falsehood fever
What a shame, it’s just a game

And then there’s good ol’ sister Sarah
Ain’t she sweet? (Oh, yes she is)
She gets the world, next thing you know it’s in the street
By the time it’s been repeated
All the truth has been deleted
What a shame, another game

Seems like everything we hear is just a tale
But I’ve got something that will never, ever fail
(It’s called love)

Chorus:
Spread love, instead of spreading lies
Spread love, the truth needs no disguise
I’ve often said love could open any door
Oh, but I wish we had much more
More love is what we need

Then there’s a family that we’ll just call “the Greens”
(How ‘bout ‘em?)
They have subscriptions to the gossip magazines
With a twisted sense of vision
They treat rumors like religion
What a shame, it’s the “same-o’-same-o’”
Well, it seemes like everything we hear is just a tale
But I believe in something that will never fail

Repeat Chorus

What the world needs now…
(I’m tellin’ you love is what we need)
… is love, more love is what we need
What the world needs now is love…
(We need more love)
… more love is what we need

Repeat chorus 3 times

Let Love Rule


written by: Lenny Kravitz

Love is gentle as a rose
And love can conquer any war
It’s time to take a stand
Brothers and sisters join hands

We got to let love rule
Let love rule

We got to let love rule
Let love rule

Love transcends all space and time
And love can make a little child smile
Can’t you see this won’t go wrong
But we got to be strong
We can’t do it alone

We got to let love rule
Let love rule

We got to let love rule
Let love rule