November 13 thru the 19th is Be Kind Kansas Week. Starfish Project has partnered up with Be Kind Kansas and starting our Starfish Project Be Kind Club. Our goal is to reach 21,000 Acts of Kindness. We want to thank Joni Van Horn for taking the lead in this project! In order to hit our goal, we need you to send us your Acts of Kindness stories, photos and videos. Please email them to Kari@starfishproject21.org so she can get them added to this page. If you would like to get your own Pay It Forward Cards, feel free to stop by The Beach to pick them up. Let’s blanket the KC Metro in Acts of Kindness, GO!!!

 

*I was able to help carry personal items and hold the door for a dear friend of mine in a wheel chair.

*I had such a wonderful afternoon spending time with You, your Mom, Tom, Jan, Sharon Rodriguez, Alicia, and everyone else. The time flew by SO quickly. I loved the fellowship, your Mom’s dish, and the donated beef dish. Jessie James, Don(Ditto), and I all arrived back at camp simultaneously. They absolutely devoured your Mom’s chicken/rice creation. It was still warm. I was too stuffed but am going to have the beef in a bit. The containers you are using for to-go food are PERFECT. I’ve been jostling my beef around for miles tonight. It’s been sideways, upside-down, and banged around a lot during my walking. Hasn’t leaked a bit.

*Thank you Troop 888 for the food drive donation!       Donated to Open Arms!

*Today I was able to donate 2 pots of stew for the Starfish Project haircuts for the homeless event

*Meet Will, a spry 74 year young volunteer who serves several days a week at New Hope Food Pantry. He knows the secret – volunteerism keeps you young both mentally and physically   

*A friend of mine has two pallets of Disney Infinity starter packs and I get to help find kids that would love to have them, super excited for the opportunity to help bring the smiles to 144 kids!

*Skyler is so excited to do an “IAOK” by Gifting her teacher with the lucky bamboo plant  

*It felt great to give a police officer a candle and Pay it forward card with a note of gratitude for his service

*It felt amazing to leave the guys who pick up our trash a bit of gratitude and breakfast items from Starbucks!

*This week I was able to spoil a group of students with fresh donuts everyday!

*It felt great taking lucky bamboo to the library today and passing them out to the staff with pay it forward cards

*While at Starbucks this morning I️ bought the guy in front of me his coffee!! I️ left a stack of Pay it forward cards and encouraged patrons to do an act of kindness today

*Loved being able to purchase lunch for the car behind me in the drive through today

*I received a cute little plant on a chair by my front door with your card inside a card a friend had placed by it. Such a delightful surprise.

*a man helped me one night with 100.00 that was in front of cb hannigans in los gatos couldn’t pay him back but appreciated his generosity that put me in a hotel for safety i wont forget this thanks please send a note to cb hannigans in los gatos a single bit of kindness sends an endless ripple thanks Bev

*Hi I am in funky kids yoga. I am 10 and have done a bunch of  random acts of kindness and here are some of the random acts: I helped the best I could when someone came over, I wrote nice poems to my mom and dad and put it on their bed secretly witch made them smile, I wrote my sister a letter with candy in it, I watched my little sisters for my mom and dad, I gave my little sister a sucker, my brother some gum, my little sister wanted someone to sleep with and i let her witch made her smile, at activity days everybody left a mess from the activity and so I helped them clean up, I helped my mom clean the kitchen and do the dishes, I mopped the floor, I helped our friend cook. I have seen a video called random acts. I finished off the 3 cards I had and still did more acts without even knowing, sometimes I just like doing kindness for fun. Amy Wilkinson is my funky kids yoga name and she told me to send you the random acts that I’ve done.

I arrived at the office as usual. When I went to see if there was anything in my mailbox I found a small glass bowl filled with chocolates and other sweet treats. I have know idea who left it, as it wasn’t there when I left the night before. It really did brighten my day and I will be looking for an opportunity to pay it forward. I pray that whoever left it – is blessed abundantly.

*Tonight I received a gracious act of kindness from an employee at Freddy’s. I had ordered and eaten while working at my laptop in the restaurant. After I finished, I teared up for a few minutes–It was one of those overwhelming days near Christmas when everything that needs to be done and too much to do for everyone else had sapped my reserves. I dried my tears and got back to work. Minutes later, a young man carrying a small concrete approached me, “Would you like a free Worms and Dirt concrete?” He smiled. I accepted. My heart felt warmer, fuller. He could have thrown that concrete out, but instead he found a customer that needed a pick-me-up. That little treat buoyed my spirits more than he may ever know

 

50 good deeds: Two Leawood girls make a difference in many lives

 

*Today I was feeling low and needed a lift. I handed out 4 lucky Bamboo to people who looked like they could use a lift. This simple take brought a smile to my face and lifted me up.

*I love giving out massage oil to those who are not expecting it but who have expressed discomfort in their body. While at Starbucks, I did and IAOK for several workers. You would have thought they won the lottery!!

*Yogi participants were so excited to gift their teachers with candles and a kind note of gratitude. IAOK lifts everyone up!

*Doing unexpected acts of kindness is so incredibly enjoyable.

*It’s the simple things that can bring joy to others. Knowing that others CARE enough to share their time and resources will bring a smile to anyone. Thank you, Joni Clark Moreland and Starfish!!

 

*Do you know someone who is a hero? Print this off or hand write a note and you can bring JOY to someone’s heart. Stop by The Beach to get a lucky bamboo and/or contact us for Pay It Forward Cards.

*All Acts of Kindness are worth doing. Contact us for Pay It Forward cards.

*Acts of Kindness make the heart warm….even on a snowy day.

*Know someone who could use encouragement? Stop by The Beach or contact us for Pay It Forward cards and bamboo!!

*It just takes one person to make a difference in the life of another. You can be that person.

*Know someone who is expecting? Contact us for an Act of Kindness card and let someone know you are thinking about them.

*You have the ability to make someone smile today!!!

*Do you know a community of people who you could bless with bamboo and Acts of Kindness cards? Contact us if you do!!

*While at Starbucks yesterday I offered to pay for a police officers drink and come to find out, someone in the drive thru line has already offered!!! Keep paying kindness forward.”

 

“My four legged best friend died recently and knowing that someone cares makes me smile. My heart is happier every time I see the bamboo that was gifted to me as an Act of Kindness. BUDDY says THANK YOU TOO!” Scott

Intentional acts of kindness will lift you up. Have a kind mind…your heart will thank you.

                                        

There’s so many ways to do acts of kindness. There’s organizations all over the US that collect items for deployed heroes. I collect items monthly and if you want to participate, connect with me.

 

I just took 40 treats and 4 books to Harmony Middle School on behalf of Starfish for teacher appreciation week!!! Thank you, Joni Clark Moreland!!!