Around the Christmas holidays this year, the CoolMomTech ladies asked me to review a new app from BoomBoom! The whole thing was new to me, but apparently they were already big fans of the BoomBoom! cards–a deck of cards where on each one was written a challenge to do something good. They call them acts of "guerilla goodness". Things like picking up the toll for the car behind you, slipping a handwritten note in the mail, or being sure to sayi hi to the person you've been silently passing on your morning walk each day.
I was really inspired by this idea and as I wrote the post, I knew I wanted to do something with it. I immediately ordered myself a set of cards and tucked them away in a drawer until I figured out what I wanted to do.
A few weeks ago, I figured it out.
This is what I know:
Kindness is contagious.
My children learn goodness and love and respect for other people by seeing it reflected in me.
It doesn't take a grand gesture to encourage or uplift a person. Simple things are effective things.
So here's my idea.
My deck of "guerilla goodness" includes 26 cards. On each card is a challenge, a way to do something good for someone or something that's part of your every day life. Put money in a parking meter, give five geniune compliments….(I don't want to give them all away….)
Since goodness is contagious, I thought how cool would it be if I gave out the cards to 26 of you! You complete your "act of goodness", write about it and report it back here. I'll post your story–however big or small, a picture, if you have one and hopefully, our collection of goodness and kindness will inspire others.
So what do you think? Want to join me? Do it by yourself. Do it with your kids. You don't have to have a blog. Or take great pictures. Or be an amazing writer. Just you. Or your family. And real-life good deeds.
If you want to jump in and join me, send me an email and be sure to include your mailing address in the email so I know where to send your card. (US addresses only, please. Sorry.) I'll send them out next week, and give you two weeks. I will start sharing them here on the week of March 26th. (I'll include all the little details in your envelope.) YAY! All the cards are spoken for! Thanks for joining in, friends!
I'm writing this post in the fog of sick kids and now sick mama. I'm hoping in my sleep-deprived state I'm able to share just an ounce of the inspiration that I feel about this idea.
I hope you'll join in.