Do you remember this post I wrote awhile ago about the lovely lady who shared her umbrella with me as I walked to my son's school? I thought it was such a lovely gesture and since then it's been on my mind to find ways to commit my own random acts of kindness (RAOK). I've really been trying to think of something that I could do that I wouldn't feel hugely uncomfortable about. I'm not a very social person, so to those people who do nice things for strangers? I salute you. I am not that brave. (Yet.)
As I'm hoping to make this a very regular occurrence, I really wanted to ease myself into this whole thing gently. So for my first attempt, I decided to look up the amazon wishlists of some bloggers I know (but with whom I wouldn't normally send books). A few of them had books on their lists that I had already read and no longer needed, so I've posted some books from their wishlists to them. I feel very lucky to be able to afford a lot of books, to be sent a lot of books and to generally own many books. As I rarely re-read books, it's nice to clear up some space on my shelves, send these books off to good homes and hopefully put the smile on the faces of the book bloggers who make me happy. I don't expect anything in return.
And for my next project, again, I'm not really sticking to the whole 'random' at all. I love that my readers are worldwide, and after being inspired by a post by Tammy at The Book Fairy's Haven and after being reminded about it by Fiona at Life, Lyrics and Lemoncake, I decided to create the form below. I thought it'd be nice to send people a random postcard now and again. (Do you know that I collect postcards from around the world?) I love recieving postcards, I love the idea of someone somewhere writing down a few thoughts and thinking of me. So I'd like to do the same for you.
I'll buy some England-inspired postcards, write down a few thoughts about my day and post them to you. If that's something that you'd be interested in recieving and you don't mind me having your address (I promise I'll keep that information safe and will not use it for any other purposes!) then fill out the form below. Depending on the number of people who are interested, I might not get around to all of you all at once, but I shall do my best.
Already I feel really good about this whole project and I'm looking forward to spreading some kindness around.