Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day 45: Passed Out Valentines to Strangers

My Valentines

I have been blessed with having two wonderful and beautiful Valentines. I am thankful every day for the love that I have from (and for) my wife and my daughter. Tonight, we will be celebrating our first Valentine's Day together as a family, as I attempt to cook a delicious dinner for my wife and make a delicious bottle for my daughter. Although some see Valentine's Day as nothing more than a "Hallmark Holiday," I see it as an opportunity to reiterate the feelings that you have for your loved ones. However, today, I am not only showing love to those I already know. Instead, I am going to show complete strangers some love this Valentine's Day. For my random act of kindness, I am going to be passing out Valentine's cards to strangers in downtown Chicago. I am very interested in the response I get, but based off of how people were welcoming to the compliments and hugs, I think it will go OK. Also, since this week is a week to highlight organizations helping others, I ask that you visit The Breast Cancer Site. All you need to do is click on the button in the middle of the screen, and the sponsors of the site will pay for free mammograms for women. It is a quick and easy way to help pass the Valentine's spirit on to others.

27 comments:

  1. good luck today!!! braving the scorned, love-lost chicagoans. I hope you encounter grateful, kind people!! AWESOME IDEA.

    p.s. your valentines are gorgeous!

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  2. I think I am going to borrow your idea for Valentine's day with my kids. I like it!!!!!

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  3. Congrats on being a Blog of Note! Love the concept of your blog! xoxo

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  4. This blog is so cute and really sends for a good cause!
    Do check out my blog if you have time and feel free to follow back!

    www.theeasternpearl.blogspot.com

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  6. Good luck and keep up with this great effort!

    -YMB
    youngmanbrown.com

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  7. Just wanted to say I think what you are doing is brilliant! I too try to make at least one act of kindness a day, and I think the concept of your blog is just amazing! Congratulations on becoming a blog of note too... Missi xx

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  8. i absolutely love your blog so I followed it. You are so amazing for doing this!

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  9. Happy Valentines Day!

    Oh, and...

    Congratulations on your "Blog of Note" award!

    from Barbie 4 Sale!

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  10. OK, So I borrowed your idea for our Valnetine's night. After dinner with the kids, we all took boxes of candy hearts downtown, and handed them out to people outside of the homeless shelter. I teared up a couple of times. Humbled me at how thankful these people were for a simple box of candy. Thanks for the idea. I think it will be a new tradition in our family.

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  12. What a great concept for a blog. You guys are great people. :) Congrats for being Blog of Note.
    http://smileswalk100km.blogspot.co.nz/

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  13. This is a fabulous idea. I have joined the site, liked the blog and posted it to my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Nicely done, sir!

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  14. very nice thanx for a refreshing blog

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  15. Wow..smart blog;) Now I want to give away something more. Just gave away a ton of clotes to Fretex. But this blog inspired to give more, be nicer and live every day with a smile:)

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  16. what an amazing human being :) i love this blog. xx

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  17. That is such a kind thing to do. I cannot believe I didn't think of that! Keep it up.

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  18. nice :)

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  19. I have been making it a point this year to increase my kind acts towards strangers! I have experienced first-hand how a kind act by a stranger can change the trajectory of ones mood for weeks even. A lot of my motivation has been inspired by an amazing documentary project I have had the great fortune to work on called American Bear. It simply a beautiful exploration of the kindness that strangers exhibit in this country. The couple who made the project went around the country for 60 days relying on the kindness of strangers for shelter each night and documented their experience. The insight that they shed on this underexposed subject is so powerful! Check out the website here: AmericanBearFilm.com

    There is also a section on the site where you can submit your own stories:

    http://americanbearfilm.com/your_voice

    And you can also check out the facebook page here:

    http://www.facebook.com/BearDocumentary

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