68 Ideas

I have been flooded with acts of kindness ideas from friends and family and need a way to keep up with all of them!  I am going to list ideas as they come in and keep track of the idea as well as who suggested it.  That way, as I accomplish each new act, I can say a little to prayer to Mom to let her know who helped me with each act.  Each idea or suggestion feels like a little hug.  So thank you to everyone who took a little time out to think of a way to honor my Mom.  It means the world to me!!

  • participating in the Out of Darkness Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention–suggested by my big brother Mike (completed on 9/28/2014)
  • donating blood–moi  (completed on 8/16/2014), (10/19/2014) (12/20/2014) (3/26/15) (5/21/15) (7/16/15) (12/19/15) (8/9/16)
  •  create love grams with your kids with DIY frames and give them to some of the elderly at a local nursing home on Mother’s Day and during the upcoming holiday season–Nikki Clark
  • gumball machine fairies (completed 8/18/15)
  • cleaning up a local park–Sue Williams (completed 2/17/2015)
  • giving away Mom’s favorite children’s book at a park–Jane Breen (completed 8/22/2014)
  • volunteering at Durham Rescue Mission on Thanksgiving–Kim Whitten
  • making “get well” cards for kids in local hospital or “just to make you smile” cards for a senior center–Trudy Steen Davis (completed 6/11/15)
  • become an NPR sustainer (completed 8/19/2015)
  • leave money on a vending machine–(completed 5/8/2015)
  • taking part in an event to improve race relations–Aunt Katherine
  • bring a homeless person lunch, a blanket, or a beer!–Jes Hollenstein (completed 5/5/2015)
  • bring a bag of groceries to a food pantry–Aunt Dini (completed 10/28/14, 10/23/15)
  • 5K for suicide awareness–Kim Whitten
  • post a nice comment on someone’s blog–(completed 5/7/2015)
  • making dinner for a neighbor in need–Sue Williams (completed 8/4/16)
  • free lemonade stand on greenway–Jocie
  • add money to an overdue parking meter
  • leave bottled water out for the mailmen–Meneika (completed 2/14/15)
  • volunteer at Interact shelter–Amanda Baker
  • make a donation to the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center (completed 9/23/15)
  • leave flowers on a stranger’s headstone when you visit a cemetery (completed 6/2/15)
  • donate 68 books to children in need–Amanda Baker (completed 2/6/15)
  • give a stranger a compliment–inspired by my Mom (completed 5/6/2015)
  • build a Little Free Library in mom’s honor–Susan Furr
  • give someone a gift for no reason
  • hug giveaway (completed 9/10/2014)
  • participate in MLK march or activity
  • pay for someone’s meal/coffee–Heather Morrison (completed 8/17/15)
  • painting pumpkins for friends and family (completed 10/14/2014)
  • donate a Produce Box to a needy family (completed 11/10/2014)
  • helping a needy family for Christmas–Amanda Baker (completed 12/23/2014)
  • donate to a charity in Mom’s honor–(completed 1/18/2015 by donating to Half the Sky) (completed 5/4/2015 by donating to St. Jude’s Hospital) (completed 8/16/2015 by donating to the NC Aquarium in Atlantic Beach) (completed 10/25/15 by donating to the YMCA for Meneika’s trip to Senegal) (completed 11/13/15 by donating to the Help Them Home fundraiser) (completed 12/19/15 by donating to the Jermaine Bass fund)
  • put free scarves/umbrellas in a public area when its cold or raining–Krystal Morrison
  • letter carriers food drive–completed 5/9/2015
  • leave change at a laundromat–Jennifer Flannery completed 8/11/16
  • donate school supplies to families in need–completed 7/30/2015
  • make a cake for Li Na and Tai’s teachers during Mom’s birthday week–Jennifer Flannery–completed with donuts on 8/16/2016
  • collect baby carriers and slings for Syrian refugees–Katrine (11/6/15)
  • donate school supplies to children in need–completed 8/12/15

One thought on “68 Ideas

  1. This is such a beautiful idea! Other ideas could be – volunteer to read to kids at a local daycare, set up a free lemonade stand on a greenway, or a volunteer at a local inpatient mental health facility.

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