I love this! This Instagrammer got a demo copy of the new “pay it forward” game, Sneaky Cards, and is sharing each card on IG. This one told me to prepay for a vending machine snack. Done! 2/55 #playitforward A post shared by Gripp… Plays It Forward (@gripp.plays.it.forward) on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:01am PDT […]Read More Day 727: Sneaky cards
. Okay, this video is pretty cheesy, but I like it. It reminds me how even the smallest gestures of kindness can turn someone’s day around, and have a ripple effect. They certainly do for me. You know those people who have a sunny glow about them and always cheer you up every time you […]Read More Day 726: Happy Leap Year!
So apparently it’s Random Acts of Kindness Day today — aka every day here at GDAD. 🙂 In honour of this special day, thought I’d share stories of some very lovely gestures of kindness that happened during the big Ottawa snowstorm yesterday (via @CBCOttawa on twitter). I went to university in our nation’s capital so I know […]Read More Day 725: Random Acts of Kindness Day
. I read about this campaign today to help the Children’s Book Bank here in Toronto and knew I had to get myself to the bookstore. This little “bank” hands out more than 100,000 free books each year to kids in need. There’s a Good Book Drive initiative under way this month that asks donors […]Read More Day 724: Once upon a time, stories saved my life
Back on Christmas Eve, I took the subway home and the driver came over the loudspeaker in a super cheery voice and said, “Hi, I’m Mike. I’m a Pisces and enjoy long walks on the beach. This is the happiest train on the Bloor-Danforth Line and I can prove it. Look around. People are smiling.” […]Read More Day 723: Strangers on a train
Read this incredible story today and wanted to share. An Ontario mom in California, Jamie-Lynn Knighten, was touched by the kindness of a stranger, Matthew Jackson, 28, who paid her $200 grocery bill when her cards wouldn’t work, only saying “I would be glad to take care of your groceries as long as you promise to […]Read More Day 719: Matthew’s Legacy
A colleague of mine is making a very personal sacrifice to raise funds for the Nepal Disaster Relief effort. He’s planning to shave off his beard — 17 months in the making — if he reaches his fundraising goal of $500. To paraphrase John 15:13: “Greater love hath no man than this: to lay down […]Read More Day 713: Beard for Nepal