I was really excited when my beautiful friend, Kelli, asked if I would help her spread the word about CAOK. You see, she has made the days days between Lent and Easter a fun and special time to reflect on, and spread some, kindness. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?!
CAOK 2014 has started, and I do hope you will join in the fun. CAOK stands for “Calculated Acts of Kindness”. It’s a time to think of all the good in your life and find ways to spread kindness to others.
As the name suggests, these acts are not random (although those are awesome as well), these are acts that are thought out and planned. Something a little more special for the people who are receiving it. Here are some of the ideas that I have for this time:
- Donate towels and blankets to the local animal shelter.
- Bake a special treat for neighbors.
- Send love notes to friends. Snail mail style.
- Take a friend to lunch.
- Support a friend’s project.
- Give flowers just for the fun of it.
- Make a donation to Best Friends Animal Society in someone’s name.
I have a few more ideas up my sleeve, but since blogs are public, they will have to wait a bit (and fingers crossed they turn out well too). The act doesn’t need to be big to be awesome.
If you join the fun, you can share photos in the CAOK group on Flickr. And be sure to visit Kelli, Sarah and Shana’s sites for their posts during this time as well! Have fun! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.