Category Archives: Acts Of Kindness

“Keep On With Faith.”

Thank you for submitting this story. It made me smile. With love and gratitude, Natalie. xo Funny how situations can sneak up on you… I was in Canadian Tire picking up jumper cables when an opportunity presented itself. As I was about to get in line at the checkout I saw a couple with a…

In honour of my Grandfather

The following note arrived in my email inbox along with that of all my Aunts, Uncles and Cousins for Remembrance Day sent to us from a very thoughtful Uncle. He reminded us how much we have to be thankful for.  And how his father, my grandfather, sacrificed so much as so many young men and women…

A note from Shawn Wiesner: AOK (Acts of Kindness) It’s AOK to be kind!

Acts of Kindness (AOK) is defined, as  a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual. There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile or be happier.  In order to initiate great impact it takes ONE to do so, and so often…

James, from Tim Horton’s made my day.

Today, I was on the receiving end of an act of kindness. And it happened ironically, because of this project! To give some perspective on why this act of kindness meant so much to me, I will share with you that I’ve had a challenging week. One of those weeks where things are not going…

The Evolution of Empathy

  My friend sent me this thought provoking video on empathy.  It presents the concept that anything we witness others experiencing, scientifically creates a response in our own brain as if we were experiencing it ourselves. My friend wrote: You gotta watch, and hopefully post, this.  The psychology and research is getting my science interest…

Recognising Kindness

The following was posted anonymously as a comment to my previous post and it struck me as something that should be featured so even more people could read it.    Thank you for submitting it to share with us, “Thinking outloud”. With love and gratitude, Natalie. xo Recognising Kindness And as we act progressively seeking opportunities in which we…

Day 22 – This is just the beginning!

It’s been 22 days since the official kick-off to the Acts of Kindness Challenge, and this is just the beginning! Thank you to everyone who is continuing to participate, as well as to those who are just now signing up for the challenge. The project is blossoming into something truly beautiful. I will continue to…

Day 21 – A letter from Ryley

I was deeply honoured when this letter arrived in my inbox.  It is from Ryley, one of my crew members.  When I read her letter, I couldn’t help but smile. You see, Ryley applied for a position when I was opening my first store, the Summit Booster Juice, four and a half years ago.  I…

Day 20 – Acts of Kindness for Kids

Acts of Kindness for Kids Smile at people you recognize. Donate some of your games, toys, clothes, or shoes to a family that has a lot of kids. Check with a homeless shelter or soup kitchen to see how you can help–besides donating money. Smile at the school bus driver when boarding the bus. Thank…

Day 19 – Giving our best

Today is day 19 of the challenge, and I am so proud that we’ve made it this far.   Unofficially, I had made a personal commitment to writing a post on this website five days a week during the kickoff to the 22 day challenge.  I’ve done even better, including the “weekend kindness quotes,” I’ve…