Friday, August 27, 2010

"spread the love" week

i was completely overwhelmed with melissa's post here on oh my darling today. it was about spreading the love. one year ago, she was the victim of a violent attack, and now on the anniversary of that day, she's looking to counteract the hateful things people do in the world.

she calls it "Spread the Love Week," and if you would like to participate, please check out her blog post here. i hiiighly recommend it! and you can get the cute button to put on your blog too, so you can spread the word about Spread the Love. :)

 i'm participating, of course, and here are a few ideas of things i've already planned on doing:

1) make friendship bracelets and cookies for my friends at work. i *miraculously* have the day off tomorrow, and saturdays are super stressful for the girls at the hobby lobby where i work, so i wanted to do a little something for the ones who are stuck there 8 hours tomorrow.

2) write back my penpals! i keep meaning to do it and i keep letting the day get away from me. >_<
3) send a little inspiring card to my ex-boyfriend. we dated for 6 years, and the last couple years of our relationship were really hard because he developed a drug addiction. its something he still struggles with now. we're still friends and do a pretty good job of keeping in touch. and he only lives 10 minutes away, but still. i want to send him a card to let him know that he's a special person to me and i know he has the power to kick the habit once and for all.

4) donate some clothes to charity.

5) my friend's birthday is coming up and i was gunna buy her something, but now that i think about it, making her something would be more meaningful.

6) send a few thank-yous to people i think deserve them. ;)

i hope lots of people participate in this project. let's take it a step further and try to rid ourselves of negative thoughts about others. sound like a plan? awesome. :]


  1. Angie, your list of "spread the love" things to do is so amazing and inspiring, you're one very thoughtful lady! All of those people, ranging from your coworkers, to friends, to your ex, to strangers (with the donation) are so lucky to have you do these wonderful things for them. I hope that taking this little love adventure helps bring some extra joy and positivity to you, too!

    Also, I completely dig your idea at the end of the post -- getting ride of negative thoughts about others is a delightful challenge to present ourselves with!