Sunday, August 17, 2014

Want more of a good thing? Yeah, we can do that.

Yesterday, in all fifty states and countries all around the world, people performed acts of kindness in tribute to the late Robin Williams. We did this to honor Williams' personal commitment to charities and causes and we did it so something good and beautiful could come from such a tragedy.

There were 3,500 people participating in our "Something for Someone Else" event. That means over 10,000 acts of kindness. Seriously. How amazing is that?

But that was yesterday. What about today? And tomorrow? And all the tomorrows after that?

I'm glad you asked. Because there are three different but equally amazing ways to take all of this feel-good momentum and continue making a difference.

1. BOOST. It's a Facebook group of people all around the world, each doing their part to make the world a better place. The group is free, it's open to the public, and it's a non-stop source of energy and kindness. Here's more details:
MISSION STATEMENT:  For individuals to contribute to the common goal of making our world a warmer and more kind place for all of us to live.  
HOW DO WE ACCOMPLISH SUCH A VAGUE AND MAMMOTH GOAL?  
BY PERFORMING PAY IT FORWARDS/ RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
We have all been there on some level or another.  We have all needed a shoulder to lean on, a stranger to give us an understanding smile, an ear to listen, a leg up with bills or arms to grab us in a bear hug.  We have all needed love and understanding.  
The BOOST group encourages each one of us to look around our world and be compassionate to others.  Here, we make it our goal to help who we can help, daily.  That can mean sending a friend or family member a card telling them how much you appreciate them, helping a stranger pick up groceries when their bag rips, encouraging someone who is going through a rough time, buying lunch for a person without a home, paying for someone's coffee who is behind you in line, giving hugs to anyone who needs them.... the list is endless and is only limited by your imagination!  
Whether you are the recipient OR the warm soul performing a Pay It Forward, the kindness is contagious!  The magic of love changes us and influences others to do the same.  Please join us in our mission!!!
Want to be part of it? Of course, who wouldn't? Just click on the link (BOOST), request to join the group, and enjoy being part of Random Acts of Kindness all the time.




2. The Rainmakers. Also a Facebook group, Rainmakers is a grassroots organization that uses the collective power of a few to make a big difference. We offer assistance of all types (financial, emotional, resource, etc.), to people in need. When called into service for a specific project, we look to our members to take action. It may be a $5 donation. It may be sending an item like clothing or food. It may be a greeting or post card to give encouragement. It may be connecting someone you know who can assist with the family in need. Whatever assistance you are able and willing to provide, that's what we ask. If you are interested, please send an email to NewRainmakers@mail.com for more information.




3. Billion Dreams. Want to help see a billion dreams come true by the year 2020? If the answer is yes, we have an easy way for you to get involved.
Difference Makers International’s global movement ignites the power of acknowledgment, encouragement and support for all generations, so that children and adults alike may live, love and dream.
Become one of a billion pioneers who dare to share our dreams, pledge support for each other's dreams and empower all in pursuit of a successful, happy and abundant life.
Together we are the fuel that transforms anger, apathy and violence into a sustainable safe, healthy and prosperous environment for all people and all life on our sacred planet.
Are you a dreamer? What's your dream? How can we support your dreams coming true?
Campaign purpose:  To raise awareness of the DMI Movement of 1 billion dreams being recognized, supported and created for this generation and all generations to come.
Ultimate goal: World Peace via a safe, healthy and prosperous environment for all people and life on our planet.
This is the biggest, most ambitious project I have ever been involved with, and it is just now kicking off. In fact, it's so new, it hasn't even officially started. But you can sign up to learn more about it and be notified when we launch the project. Click here to receive email updates.



The most important thing to remember is that all of us, each and every one of us, can make a difference in this world. Take action and be the good that this world needs.