The Post Heard ‘Round the World


I just feel the need to let my faithful readers know that I have not fallen off the face of the Earth following my last post.  I could never have anticipated the level of response I would receive when I wrote about my Birthday Random Acts of Kindness.  The comments left on the blog are just a teeny-tiny sampling of the phone calls, emails, Tweets, Facebook comments and online links left on various message boards, blogs and forums I have been inundated with.  (I wouldn’t use a word like “inundated” lightly!)  Literally every day something new from someone I don’t know and yet feel spiritually connected to now, sharing their joyfulness as they retell how they were inspired to do something nice (usually more than one time) for a perfect stranger.  Just when I think I can’t shed one more tear…it’s almost too much for one heart to hold.

Sooooo, the “problem” was that most if not all people out in the WWW were linking to my blog website address and not the individual post, so I felt compelled to leave the post up as the most recent for all those link-followers to find easily.  I’m gonna find a way to put a special link up on the sidebar for those who still stop by for a look-see.

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming…

5 Responses to “The Post Heard ‘Round the World”

  1. Tammy Says:

    just popping in to say I read about your birthday when you first posted about it, found it again recently and will be celebrating my 45th this month the same way!

  2. jodie Says:

    My friend found your blog through Pinterest I think and I just spent my birthday the same way yesterday! We’ve been doing a 52 Smiles project (we do one random act a week) so this was a great way to bring our “random” acts closer to home and do more things for the people I love. This was such a great idea and I just wanted to share with you how much your birthday impacted mine!

  3. Cindy Bluth Says:

    I think you’re a pretty amazing woman. In honor of my daughter Amanda’s birthday, I am going to do 28 RAOK and surprise her with a photo montage of it~! I am short on ca$h and birthdays and this seems so doable and important. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Suzanne Jones Says:

    Love this- my family has started doing 12 random acts of kindness for this Christmas! Great way to have fun and show my 5 & 7 year old that Christmas is about helping others. I expect this will be a new tradition. Thanks for sharing your sweet idea.

  5. Renee Says:

    I have been following Ben’s Bells for awhile now, actually since finding the bell on my late fathers birthday. I was so moved by what you did on your birthday, it inspired me. I am on disability and received $50.00 as a birthday gift from my mom. So, I decided to buy $50.00 worth of McDonald’s coupons. It has been so much fun handing them out randomly. Definitely one of the best birthdays I can remember in a long time.

    Thank you again for your inspiring post!

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