Recent posts for A Year of Random Kindness

Not an End, Only a Beginning
Normal 0 0 1 518 2957 24 5 3631 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 365Wow. We did it. I’ll admit. I’ve been dragging my heels a bit in the sand anxious to type up our last random act. Although this year has clearly changed the way we think about kindness and finding ...
Posted: 4/2/2013 9:00 PM
Friend Wagon
Normal 0 0 1 240 1369 11 2 1681 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 364 I’ve always said that no one knows what happens inside a marriage but the two who are in it. Still, when my friend tells me last week that she and her husband are divorcing I feel sad: for her, fo...
Posted: 3/29/2013 11:14 AM
Teacher. Teacher.
Normal 0 0 1 248 1417 11 2 1740 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 363Each spring, Montgomery Elementary hosts a staff appreciation luncheon for the hard-working folks at our sister school in Over-The-Rhine. I drag A. along to Costco to pick up sandwiches and enough ...
Posted: 3/20/2013 1:44 PM
Snow Day Surprise
Normal 0 0 1 288 1644 13 3 2018 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 362 When you’re a kid, nothing brings joy to your heart like the announcement of a snow day. Sledding. Hot chocolate. Movies with hot, buttered popcorn.In a neighborhood filled with kids, a snow day a...
Posted: 3/20/2013 12:10 PM
Lost and Found
Normal 0 0 1 144 823 6 1 1010 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 361 “Have you seen Cameron’s dad?” Chaz asks. Maybe, I think. Since I don’t know what he looks like he may have walked past.As a Cub Master, Chaz knows lots of dads that I don’t. He often refers to Etha...
Posted: 3/16/2013 6:41 PM
Unexpected Hero
Normal 0 0 1 220 1257 10 2 1543 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 360 Sometimes it’s nice to be the hero. I order seven large pizzas for lunch for F.’s second grade class expecting each child to eat two slices. Some do but many don’t. Everyone finishes lunch and I s...
Posted: 3/14/2013 2:16 PM
Snooty Fox
Normal 0 0 1 185 1059 8 2 1300 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 359“Hello?” I start. “I’m returning your call.” “Were you in our store earlier?” the sales clerk asks. I tell her that I was. I recently rediscovered The Snooty Fox, a high-end consignment shop with in...
Posted: 3/11/2013 9:55 PM
Advocare Advocate
Normal 0 0 1 168 962 8 1 1181 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 358When you try a new restaurant or find a steal on Groupon, we women are the first to share. Try this! Go there! We herald the good news and it spreads like a fire through dry grass. That’s why I can’t
Posted: 3/10/2013 9:25 PM
Speak to Me
Normal 0 0 1 175 1003 8 2 1231 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 357Every spring, the high school in our town hosts a district-wide art show. It’s a chance for students of all ages to show off their talent. One lap around the gym and it’s clear that there’s no short...
Posted: 3/6/2013 2:55 PM
Slow Wins the Race
Normal 0 0 1 189 1078 8 2 1323 11.1539 0 0 0 Day 356I spy the older woman as I edge closer towards my car and purposely slow my pace. I intentionally stand back hidden from view and give her space.The woman struggles with the passenger side door. She
Posted: 3/4/2013 3:01 PM
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A Year of Random Kindness
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I'm a writer living in Ohio. This blog is my own personal social experiment. For one year, I will commit one random act of kindness every day and blog about it. What will I learn? What will my family learn? Is it possible to OD on kindness? Follow to stay tuned.

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