6.06.2016

It's my BIRTHDAY WEEK | #RAKforJAM


Haaaapppyyy Monday everyone!

Most Mondays are a drag, but I have an extra pep in my step this morning because it is the beginning of a VERY awesome week for me! I'm celebrating TWO major events this week, my birthday and my blogaversary,  and I can't wait to share this awesome time with you beauties! I have a couple things up my sleeve so make sure you stay tuned ALL WEEK LONG! :) The first thing I want to tell you about is my "Random Acts of Kindness" commitment for the week.

Now, before we go any further, let me just clarify something for you. I like to think of myself as a pretty kind person 24/7, 7 days a week, however, I truly believe that we ALL can do a better job of just SIMPLE kind acts day to day. When is the last time you let someone merge in front of you in traffic without huffing and puffing about it? I know every day I cringe at the drivers who speed past me only needing to get over in front of me a mile ahead (ugh!). We have to do better lovelies and I definitely want to incorporate these practices into my daily life forever, but realistically 'Rome wasn't built in a day'. So, I thought I would start small by dedicating a whole week to selfless, kind, acts every single day AND get YOU GUYS involved also!

Yes, that's right.

The BEST birthday gift you guys could give me would be to participate in this week of RAOK! It doesn't take much to make another persons day. I'm not asking you to go out and spend a million dollars on a stranger, but I am asking that you take the time to let someone over in your lane, gracefully. That you hold the door open for the person behind you. That you might pay for the person behind you in the Starbucks line. Something, anything that is a selfless act. Then, once you do this I want you to tell me about it! You don't have to make a social media post about it if you don't want to because that's really not what this is about. Please just leave a comment under this blog post telling me what you did or just that you did it (no details required!), or leave a comment on my Instagram page or Facebook or Twitter! If you feel so inclined, go ahead and post it on social media with the hashtag #RAKforJAM so I can see all this heartwarming goodness in one place and others can be inspired by your kindness. I have already started my RAOK and I promise y'all, it will make you feel SO GOOD on the inside! :)

So let's do it guys! Are you with me? I sure do hope so. This is going to be the best birthday yet!

Here's some ideas of what you can do for your RAOK:
-Tape Money on vending machines.
-Tape Quarters on the candy machines.
-Pay for someone's food or drink in the drive through.
-Compliment others in any capacity.
-Write and send someone you love a letter telling them how you feel about them.
-Hand out waters to people working in the heat.
-Give flowers to a random person.
-Email or write an old teacher that made a difference in your life.
-Smile at a stranger or even better, have a conversation.
-Leave quarters at a laundry mat.
-Buy a lottery ticket and give it to a stranger.
-Send a thank you note to someone who has helped you in the past.
-Hold the door open for someone.
-Let your husband/wife watch their favorite show and you watch it with them with no huffing and puffing (I'm definitely doing this one haha).
-Drop off a toy or a game at a homeless shelter.
-Call your best friend and tell her/him how much you value your friendship.
-Wash your Mom/Dad's car.
-Spend the day with your grandparents.
-Leave an extra large tip at a restaurant.
 
Remember guys, it's not that important WHAT you do that is kind, it's just important that you ARE kind. You'll be surprised how easily you can make someone's day better. I'm sure you guys could come up with even better ideas than mine to spread the love around, so I can't wait to see all you do! I will be posting all of your good deeds at the end of the week here on TJE, so stay tuned!

Thanks so much for reading! XOXO

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