Ready for an Encore?

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And it feels like Christmas morning… All through our building, we’re running around preparing to reveal our shimmery-est, lushest holiday line yet. It’s our idea of a fancy Christmas. Or a festive Hanukkah. And all the holidays in between.
We’re trying not to sound full of ourselves with all this praise for the line, but we just couldn’t resist making a list of top five reasons to be oh-so-smitten with the collection that puts the cap on Paint By Numbers!
1. “Encore” may mark the the last lovely release of Paint By Numbers, but it also means the beginning of the holiday season. From family get-togethers to nights in front of the fireplace with candy-cane hot chocolate, there’s just so much to look forward to!
2. It’s undeniable that these festive pieces are perfect for wearing to parties, but also imagine the look on your little lady’s face when she finds one of these in her stocking or under the tree! While we’re on the subject of gift-giving, we can hardly wait to start the search for this year’s haul of goodies to send out! (Can you say Spread the Love?!)

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3.  We hope that all of these fancy dresses are getting you pumped up for Christmas pageants and holiday recitals alike! Just picture your little gal up on stage, all dolled up in the Wonderful Winter Knot Dress!
4. From the silky, satin feel to the tiny stars woven into the fabric, the Constellation Dress speaks for itself! Think of this dress as the North Star, guiding the way to a whole new galaxy of cuteness!
5.  This collection offers a chance to turn an “oops” into something that can make a huge difference in someone else’s life. The directional ornament-print fabric in the All the Baubles skirt has been turned topsy-turvy.  Because of this, we have chosen to offer this item at a discounted price and donate the proceeds to a local charity that is close to our hearts: Habitat for Humanity.  Thank you in advance to anyone who takes advantage of this offer! **Please note that this item cannot be returned or exchanged. All sales are final.**
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There’s just something about this time of year that seems to make everyone a little bit sweeter, right? It seems like there’s something in the chilly air that makes us all go out of our way to do a random act of kindness or plant a surprise for someone you love.  We can’t put a name to what it is, but we hope it’s reaching all of you, too! (And more than that, we hope this feeling lasts!)
Speaking of surprises, how about a little giveaway to kick off this season of giving? Simply leave a comment below that includes a few lines about a random act of holiday kindness! It can be something you did for someone else, or something that was done for you.
Winners will receive their very own Mod Tee and All the Bauble skirt–perfect for spreading some good ol’ holiday cheer!
If there’s one thing we love, it’s hearing all of your inspiring stories! Winners, along with their stories, will be posted shortly so keep checking back!
Until then, we hope you enjoy soaking in all this new cold-weather cuteness!
LOVE,
Sam & Lauren
     
caroline - November 7, 2013 - 10:05 am

This year and every year my family has made a personal goal of 20 shoe boxes we are putting together for samaritian’s purse. My son is 7 now and we have done this every year since he has been born.

Alyssa - November 6, 2013 - 7:40 pm

My favorite random act of kindness is nominating someone for a MJC spread the Love and then finding out they won!

Carrie - November 6, 2013 - 4:07 pm

We recently had a family lose their dad suddenly. We helped provide a way for his only daughter and baby granddaughter come home for the funeral from Uganda, Africa where she serves as a missionary with her husband and young son to blind children in an orphanage. We gave them our pack and play to keep and use and clothes for her children. They are in need of a car for transportation for their ministry, as well, and we will continue to help support this young family faithfully serving those in need. If a family can be nominated for some spread the love, I would love to nominate them for that as well.

Genevieve - November 5, 2013 - 7:02 pm

I am a teacher and my school hosts a thanksgiving lunch for parents to attend. I was telling my then boyfriend that some kids never have a parent that is able to attend and how it broke my heart. He surprised me and came to eat with those students as their special guest. Their faces lit up when they found out! That man is now my husband and continued that tradition.

Shannon Scarbrough - November 5, 2013 - 12:28 pm

I’m a girl scout leader to a troop of Brownies. They’re charity of choice is animal rescue. The money they earn from selling cookies is given to local rescues to save pets at a local kill shelter. They are currently collecting pennies to donate as well. Every Christmas, they shop for a local girl in need. They love picking out school outfits and a pretty outfit for Church and Holiday gatherings. They’re sure to include matching hairbows and accessories. It is such a blessing to watch them work so hard and want to help others in need. ♡♥♡

Alyssa Parkinson - November 3, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Random acts of kindness rock the world!

Once my cousin surprised me, after helping her paint her living room, we were heading to the park to play, in separate cars. We went through the drive trough at a local fast food joint, and she was 2 cars ahead of me in line….well she paid for our lunch, so when I got to the checkout the woman told me it was all taken care of…unexpected but awesome all the same!

Nicole - November 3, 2013 - 7:13 am

One of my favorite things to do every year is the shoebox for kids. My own kids love picking out items for others in need! It’s always exciting to see them excited about helping someone else!

Jenn - November 3, 2013 - 1:55 am

I recently had my 5th child and was experiencing some difficulty healing. It was all I could do to keep our ship afloat while trying to recover. One casualty was all my plants died in my backyard. One morning while I was at church my friend came and replanted all my plants. It was so so special and it just cheers me up to look out back and see bright flowers instead of everything being dead:) I was so grateful!

diana isard - November 3, 2013 - 1:41 am

Ok this isnt about me its about a friend. Last x-mas she new this family through work that litterally had nothing due to the fact that the one little boy had to go to Devos monthly for blood transfusions. The older boy i wanna say maybe 12 was the daddy figure. She pulled together at the last minute and gave this family a beautiful christmas. She called all her friends outside of work to help out and gave the children something they never thought was possible. The little boy said to his mommy christmas morning in tears (she video taped the her kids) “moma did rob a bank we dont have money to buy this”. My friend Jeanetta changes lives daily. When my mom was in a pinch with grandpa, Jeanetta was right there to let her know she will not face anything or anyone alone. Jeanetta Dawson is truly one of a kind.

Anne L. - November 3, 2013 - 12:13 am

we have a local hangout that is popular with the cops. We like to go in there and pay for a random cops meal as a thank you. It teaches our kids to show thanks for the men and women (and their families) who risk their lives to keep us safe. Something that we should never take for granted.

Kimberly - November 2, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Each year we adopt a student from the Head Start program and their family. It means so much to provide a family with a Christmas presents and a Christmas dinner that they otherwise would not be able to afford. The gratefulness that these families express when you deliver Christmas to their home reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.

Kathy Stockdale - November 2, 2013 - 8:25 am

We became foster parents December 20, 2008. We had two bio sons and were excited to help a child in need, the call came 5 days before Christmas. She was a tiny 5 month old we immediately said yes to the call. Fast forward, our adoption was completed June, 2010 for my beautiful daughter! On December 20 to celebrate every year we do a random act of kindness (its not just limited to this day but we make sure to make it happen on the 20th) it could be buying the groceries of the person behind me, donating to the food bank, filling a gas tank for a family or making a financial donation to various charities. I want my daughter to not only celebrate our life together but to practice kindness, understanding and love. That is what brought us together after all.

Staci Williams - November 2, 2013 - 2:44 am

My two girls, 3 1/2 and 20 months, helped choose gifts for our Operation Christmas Child box this past week. It was so much fun and a great way to start teaching them about giving to others. My oldest is so excited to deliver it to church this Sunday!

Laura Peace - November 2, 2013 - 2:33 am

as many schools do, our pre school has a giving tree each Christmas . the children decorate it with warm hats, mittens, ect. The items are then taken to a local charity. that year the charity was a home for children who were currently in an emergency placement until until foster care was established. I explained to Stella, my daughter who was 5 at the time that these children were with out their parents and would stay here for a bit and we had helped by providing warm hats and mittens. Stella became very wide eyed and very solemnly asked the intake worker who read them bedtime stories if they had no mommies or daddies. And , if she left a book , would someone read it to them. As school closed for Christmas holidays that day , Stella had been given a new book as a gift from her teacher. It was still wrapped. She handed the new wrapped gift she had received that morning to the intake worker and asked if she would be sure to read it to a little girl and let her keep it. I could barely speak because of the lump in my throat to tell her that was a very kind thing to do.

alyson bird - November 2, 2013 - 12:37 am

Today I was pulling onto the highway from my local grocery store after purchasing $300.00 of groceries. Right before I pulled out this car comes up beside me honking furiously and telling me to roll my window down. This gal then proceeded to inform me that I had left a bag at the checkout. I cannot believe she could have possibly found me in this packed parking lot. I was able to retrieve the bag and my DD’s all had delicious bananas etc., thanks to the random kindness of a stranger. I think The holiday spirit is taking hold early this year. Thank you Lady!

Lil - November 2, 2013 - 12:35 am

We do several things this time of the year. Our community is small and many people are having very hard times. I love packing mesh bags for the nursing home. I let my smaller 2 pick what goes in them since one is a boy 10 and girl 9. We also donate clothes to the school. Having 4 kids you’d be shocked how many bags we carry in. The teachers from years past that know the size of my kids pretty much know who the clothes will go to, from shoes to costs & all between. I would have never known kids can need so much. One day I saw a teacher I love and admire walk into goodwill. With time to kill I walked in to talk to her. She explained why she had stopped & she was looking for clothes for a boy.. I told her if she could wait till tomorrow afternoon I’d bring her bags in those sizes. In all honestly, until a little boy ran up to me a few hours later in shoes that were once ours & a coat did I realize how much some kids need clothes. I’ve made it a yearly thing now. It’s not what you give. It’s just a matter of giving. As the grinch says. My heart grew and grew!!! That one little boy still remembers me, to this day. This was 3/4 years ago. He always talks to me & just smiles. No amt. Of $ can buy that feeling. I don’t wanna win anything, btw- just sharing!!!

Marlena Young-Jones - November 1, 2013 - 11:53 pm

The random act of kindness that my family experienced last year was a random lay-a-way pay off. Sounds strange, but last year someone in our area would randomly pay off lay-a-ways that were about to be put out. Last year during the holidays my grandfather was very sick in an out of town hospital. My mother stayed with him each day. She forgot that she had a lay-a-way at our local Walmart . One day my mom remembered that it had to be picked up, so I rushed to pick it up. When I got there, it was paid in full. Mother in return paid off someone else’s lay-a-way that was about to be put out. You never know why someone can’t pick up or pay off items. My mom, my sister, and myself plan to do this random act of kindness for someone this holiday season and many more!

Gina - November 1, 2013 - 11:51 pm

At least once a week My 5 year old will make cards and photos for every neighbor on our street and hand deliver them rain or shine. We go through a lot of paper and markers at our house 🙂

Heather S - November 1, 2013 - 11:31 pm

About a month ago as we were ironically on our way out to dinner when we saw a homeless couple on the corner of a busy highway with their small child. We ended up detouring and getting them food and a small toy for the child and dropped it off to them and put $5 in the food bag. I never did see them again but they were so grateful that it made us feel awesome!

AddiR - November 1, 2013 - 10:55 pm

We were checking out at the grocery store. There was a daddy and his little daughter behind us. The sweet little girl walked up and accidentally threw a package of balloons on the conveyor belt among our groceries. I told my girls to tell her we would get the balloons for her. You should have seen the huge smile on her face and her daddy’s face. It was just so fun to watch her and her father light up. Best $2 we spent that night. 🙂

Amanda - November 1, 2013 - 10:15 pm

I love to spoil an in-need family each Christmas with clothes, books, toys, and necessities. It’s the biggest gift ever to watch the little ones unwrap their gifts with so much joy in their eyes. Definitely a top holiday favorite!

Michelle - November 1, 2013 - 9:24 pm

My fifth graders and I started a Random Acts of Kindness “crew” and catch other kids in our school being good. My students write up a little “you’ve been caught doing something great” note after witnessing a kind act and sneak it into the kid’s locker (anonymously) with a small reward. The pure joy of giving AND receiving goes a long way!! 😉

Carolyn19 - November 1, 2013 - 9:00 pm

Teaching my children that it is better to give than receive. We try to give back to everyone in our lives during the holidays and making it a secret is also fun. From small presents to the neighbors to giving toys and food gift cards to my therapy patients who are in need. All this while trying to keep it quiet. A little magic goes along way.

Jamie - November 1, 2013 - 7:30 pm

This Thanksgiving my 7 and 10 year old will not have our traditional family dinner. We will spend the day preparing meals at the soup kitchen. It will be a lot of hard work and in the end we will eat with complete strangers. Perhaps, this can bring “new” tradition to this day for us and serving others.

Melissa T - November 1, 2013 - 7:21 pm

We have one of those grumpy older guys on our block, you know the type who don’t want you to walk on their sidewalk or have the kids ball go in his yard. Anyhow, when my daughters Girl Scout troop was asked to make a card at Christmas and bring it to someone who needs cheering she headed straight to Mr Harvey. Proud Momma!

Jennifer Lindaman - November 1, 2013 - 6:20 pm

I participated in a random act of kindness. A new Mother that worked at McDonalds had returned to work just 4 weeks after having her baby. She rides the bus to and from work. She is always so kind when I would order my food. I decided to give her a 100.00 Visa Gift Card. She was sooooo thankful!! It’s so nice to help others that are not as fortunate.:)

Courtney Voss - November 1, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Our holiday acts of kindness usually involve something that our church arranges. On thanksgiving we deliver a few turkey dinners to people in need (usually house bound elderly), an angel tree gift, blankets for the homeless, etc…we find it important to teach our kiddos the gift of giving to others in need 😉

Janelle Howe - November 1, 2013 - 4:59 pm

My mom likes to come over to my house when she knows no one is here and clean for me! What an awesome surprise to walk into a clean house. It helps do much and I appreciate it more than I can tell her. Also, when people on our family go away on vacation or for the weekend, she goes over to their house and cleans it for them. It doesn’t cost her any money but it is worth so much.

Cassie Willson - November 1, 2013 - 4:20 pm

A Sunday school class from our church did the 12 days of Christmas for my family after I delivered quads earlier that year. We were running on 1 income with little if any to spare. We were definitely struggling. They brought all kinds of gifts for my kids and my spouse and I for the 12 days. It was a very neat experience and such a blessing to us. We now try to instill in our kids the gift of giving!

Kelly - November 1, 2013 - 4:18 pm

I absolutely love Christmas time! I’m 25 now but since I was 12, I’ve always chosen a family to provide Christmas for! It warms my heart knowing kids that don’t get much, will enjoy something new and feel the love of Christmas spirit. (Akthough, I also send a story for them to read that tells what Christmas is all about, before they open their gifts). This is my daughters 1st Christmas and I can’t wait for her to gain the love of giving and blessing others!

Melody Haynes - November 1, 2013 - 3:40 pm

I was 34 years old and dx with Stage III Breast Cancer in December 2006. I began chemo treatments in December. In years past, for Christmas, my co-workers and myself had always donated money to a community cause like a local food pantry or shelter. Instead, that year, my co-workers presented me with the money in advance to go toward purchasing my wigs. They are amazing and never cease to move me with their kindness, generosity and love!!!

Jessica - November 1, 2013 - 3:27 pm

There are so many ways to brighten someone’s day. Pay for someone else’s meal in the fast food line, buy presents for kids in need, hide written letters to your kids in their lunch box, etc.

Lenaye - November 1, 2013 - 3:24 pm

I have a 9 month old and thought it’s never to early to start teaching her to do for others so this year being her first Christmas we are going to help a family out by buying gifts and food!

Malissa E. - November 1, 2013 - 3:24 pm

I enjoy purchasing coffee for the car behind me in line at Starbucks! I probably love it just as much as the person receiving the free coffee – especially on a Monday morning! All of these posts are inspiring me to try something with my own children this year and teaching them to pay it forward.

Michelle Lynch - November 1, 2013 - 3:09 pm

My girlfriend is pregnant with her fourth child and is having a C-section December 16th:) This is truly a Christmas miracle for her being that she had her tubes tied but she has been blessed with another little one:) Life has it’s major surprises and sometimes it takes a bit to adjust but there will be so much love to come! She is overwhelmed and anxious so I am going to do the 12 days of Christmas meals on wheels! I’m so excited, what does a mommy need the most, REST and with four kids under 6 I think taking the stress of cooking a delicious meal would be great for her:) 12 days of Christmas yummy meals to feed six hungry mouths:)

lindsey bessing - November 1, 2013 - 2:45 pm

My church neighborhood group are putting together christmas for kids and this year we are “adopting” WHOLE families so that everyone feels the love and blessings of the season. I believe our family has 3 girls mom dad and a grandparent! I KNEW right away those girls ARE FOR SURE getting lovely MJ in their boxes from my family, maybe mama too! We are getting a packet in the mail the first week of Dec to get a little more info like sizing and likes but I am so excited to get out of myself and reach out to others. I want people to see the good piece of the world and authenticity in my family and I and I think thats what I – and everyone loves and thrives through matilda jane. The love is alive and the feeling you get, feelings mean more to anyone than any article of clothing. Its the clothes that make my daughter and I happy but its the feeling we get that keeps us so addicted and wanting to be apart of MJ more and more. I want to give that feeling even if not in the same context to someone else, everyone else. Tis the season and I am soaking it up! Hope you all are too! We love you Denise and everyone else who makes MJ that wonderland it is!

<3 Lindsey.Dedicated shopper and Jane.

Courtney - November 1, 2013 - 2:44 pm

I’m so thankful that my little ones get sooo excited to go shopping for and pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. It melts my heart to watch them carefully choose things they know the kids will love. Blessing others is an awesome blessing in itself!

Bronwyn D - November 1, 2013 - 2:44 pm

Not sure if this counts for the holiday season, but two days ago I came upon a pretty bad car accident on my way home from picking up my 4 year old daughter at daycare. My heart sank when I saw the badly damaged car in the middle of the boulevard. There were already a couple people that had stopped at the scene, but I felt I just needed to turn around and go back to make sure that someone had called 911 for paramedics. I pulled over and got out to ask if they needed anymore help and the poor girl (who looked to be about my age) looked so terrified, I felt so bad for her, she was in alot of pain. I asked if the paramedics had been called and an older lady that had stopped said they had been called. Unfortunately I couldn’t stay at the scene because I had my 4 year old daughter with me in my vehicle and I was worried for her safety being pulled over on the side of the road. As I pulled away I dialed 911, just to make sure that they were on there way, and as I hung up I saw the paramedics/fire trucks pull up. I went to bed that night and all I could think about was hoping that the girl in the car didn’t suffer any life threatening injuries and that she will be okay. I wish I knew how I could find out if she was okay. I wish I could have done more to help. 🙂

Jacci Mullican - November 1, 2013 - 2:06 pm

We often volunteer/ work for varying charities together as a family, but this fall/winter is huge for us. We are in the process of launching a sewing/baking Casa in Catacamas, Honduras. Our Casa (named Emma-Mable’s Casa after our grandmothers) will provide a safe haven for moms to sew, craft and bake items to sell to help provide for their families. This experience has been (and will continue to) bless our family beyond measure!

Abby s - November 1, 2013 - 1:56 pm

We have a local women’s/domestic abuse shelter where women go to get away from abusive family situations and many leave everything behind. This can be particularly tough during the holidays. Every Christmas we sponsor a woman and her children and provide gifts she can give to her children as her own as well as something for herself.

Kelley - November 1, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Each year we print off cards that say ” You have been RACK’d” ( Random Act of Christmas Kindness ). We leave the cards with our act of kindness. We pick random names out of the phone book and mail something, leave change in the gum ball machine, pay for the person behind us in the drive through etc… We leave a RACK card each time in hopes of inspiring others to do the same!

Shannon H - November 1, 2013 - 1:29 pm

When my Dd was only 2 weeks old, my mother was still visiting/helping (which is its own huge act of kindness!!!) and she and my husband completely decked out our house for the holidays. This is something I normally love doing but found overwhelming that year. They picked the perfect tree and made th house gorgeous. I always remember that season with such fondness. I still love decorating my own home, but that year that was the best gift I received (besides the baby of course!)

Loree - November 1, 2013 - 12:54 pm

When I was 5 my mom and I lived in an apartment. My mom was young and we didn’t have much money. She was the best mom though and gave me lots of love. That Christmas she had little money but I truly believed in Santa and she kept that going in my heart. She had no idea how Santa would be able to buy me gifts 🙂 On Christmas morning we opened the door to find a giant Barbie doll house. Its was taller than me!! I was so over the moon excited at what Santa had delivered. My mom was just as surprised. We never found out who did that for me but it’s a Christmas I will never forget 🙂

Andi K. - November 1, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Every year my husband, myself and my 3 darling children, (along with several other teachers from my husband’s school), host a family’s Christmas. We are connected by a local hospital with a family who are enduring the holidays while their child, or mom or dad (one year it was a parent AND child), is fighting some form of cancer. The hospital tries to provide us with “wish lists” for each member of the household… we then shop for the gifts and provide pre-wrapped holiday cheer to help ease such a stressful time in the family’s life. We have done this for the past 8 years… Although we donate in complete anonymity, we always can imagine the joyous smiles and tears that fill their eyes when “Santa” delivers his bundle on Christmas Morn. Every year I am reminded how fragile life can be…and I am so happy to be able to share this small act of kindness with my children.

Angie B - November 1, 2013 - 12:44 pm

This isn’t really an act of holiday kindness, but it is an act of kindness. My husband went to school to bring treats for our son’s birthday. When he was in the office the was a little boy and he was very upset, he had left his backpack at his daycare. The office couldn’t get in touch with anyone at the daycare. My husband went to the daycare got his backpack and brought it to him. While it may seem small, it really made that little boys day.

Bonnie Dixon-Tribou - November 1, 2013 - 12:43 pm

How do I purchase this and what is the price? I AM IN LOVE!

Sarah Sisco - November 1, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Our church has random acts of kindness cards. I love going through a drive through, paying for the meals for the car behind us, and asking cashier to give them a card that connects the act to the love of Jesus. My children are able to see a true act of service.

Becky - November 1, 2013 - 12:39 pm

My small women’s group at church go to the local nursing home every year at Christmas, with our children, and make ornaments with the residents and then deliver our crafts to the residents that aren’t able to get out of their beds. Last year, my 5 year old spontaneously (and preciously) led the residents in Christmas caroling. What a blessing it was to watch young and old sing songs about peace and love. We can’t wait to go back again this year.

Taylor W. - November 1, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Last year we started a family tradition of particpating in Operation Christmas Child. My husband and I took our two kids to the store and all four of us picked out a present to donate to a child in need. We wrapped them, and brought them to our church to drop off. Doing that as a family was so special, and a chance for my husband and I to show our kids how important it is to spread the joy during the holidays. We are all looking forward to contributing again this year!:)

Amanda dreystadt - November 1, 2013 - 12:36 pm

I bring my kids to the local senior center and bring treats & sing carols. My kids enjoy it as much as the seniors

Renae K - November 1, 2013 - 12:26 pm

During the month of November Emilia, Carter and I always do a daily act of kindness. It is a perfect way to Give Thanks and get you ready for the holiday season. We try to live our lives to always give back. Either mighty acorns, have a lemonade sale , collect food for our local food back. Support and voulenteer at Jon Bonjovi Soul Kitchen which we can’t wait to take you guys to one day. Ha knowing it’s a big thing to David. But I challenge everyone just for the month of November to give back pay it forward once a day. Doesn’t have to be something expensive just show someone else some love. Xoxoxo love you all Renae Emilia and Carter

Jennifer Nelson - November 1, 2013 - 12:25 pm

My kids and I always donate our time at Glide memorial church downtown, helping serve thousands of meals to the homeless. Getting my children involved in this process has been an eye opening experience and has most definitely kept all of us very humble. It’s become part of my life on a monthly basis now to serve, and not just around the holidays. It fills my heart and my kids hearts with joy to help these beautiful people who want and need our love! ❤️

Jennifer K - November 1, 2013 - 12:21 pm

#AJO – when I came across this story I was so moved! An 18 year old girl recently lost her life at age 18 to a severe seizure. What her family did next is so wonderful and the #AJO pay it forward movement is spreading across the world! When I’m at a drive thru window, I frequently pay for the car behind me. It’s a small act but if it even changes one persons day for the better it’s so worth it!!!
http://www.viralnova.com/dying-daughter-acts-of-kindness/
https://www.facebook.com/AJOforeverinourhearts?ref=stream&hc_location=stream

Christy - November 1, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Random acts of kindness are the best! I have one to share but it’s not exactly holiday themed! (Unless you count Halloween a holiday ? Ha) I was in the check out line a few days back and got behind a young lady who was retuning non food items to the cashier to get her total low enough to equal the amount of cash she had in hand. I saw her put back a child’s Halloween candy bucket. I asked the cashier to give it back to her and I handed her the $ to pay for it. She gave me the biggest hug! It doesn’t have to be something huge to make someone’s day and she was so grateful 🙂

RubyRain - November 1, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Being Native American we have a small, tight knit community. We deliver turkey’s to each senior household & shovel snow to help them during the holidays 🙂

Kristal Mullins - November 1, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

jennison bielemeier - November 1, 2013 - 12:16 pm

I took my 2 and 3 1/2 year olds shopping to purchase gifts for the Toys For Tots and was so pleased that they understood that we were going to buy gifts for people who may not have as many toys as they did, did not ask for anything for themselves and were incredibly generous in the gifts they wanted to buy! I was so proud of them!

Teresa Beeler - November 1, 2013 - 12:16 pm

I’m putting together blessing bags to keep in my car for the local homeless. They have basic things like granola bars, chapstick, bandaids, socks, etc. This way, when I encounter a homeless person, I can give this to them and hopefully put a smile on his or her face.