Kindness Revolution Day 2: Book Giveaways!

I stopped in at my local cafe today. On my almost daily visits, the staff are so friendly and cheerful. It seemed like a natural place to take my gift-giving mission. For those of you who missed yesterday’s blog, I’m trying to start a Kindness Revolution, inspired by the book 29 Gifts. I’m giving some type of gift every day for the next 29 days and have asked all my readers to do the same. Let’s create a Kindness Revolution.

So I grabbed a handful of the books I’ve written, threw them in my cloth bag and headed for the cafe. I felt like Santa Claus with my bag of books as I let Judy, the lovely woman behind the cash register, know that “yes, I’m totally serious, I’m giving away some books to the kind people who always brighten my day with their smiles.” Then I told David, Sarah, and Andrea to grab a book.

It put such a big smile on my face to see their disbelief and to hear their thank yous. I’m not sure who felt happier at the end of the exchange: them or me. Either way, I came home with a bit of a buzz…and not from caffeine. A “feel good buzz.”

Did anyone else have the same type of “feel good buzz” from their gift-giving experiences yesterday or today? Please let me know. I can’t wait to hear your stories and experiences as you share in this exciting Kindness Revolution.

To continue the spirit of giving, make sure you add your comments to my blog over the next four weeks because, with the help of the kind people at, I’ll be giving away free copies of my books! Winners will be selected from the comments!


Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago


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Ruth L5 years ago

good vibes! thanks for sharing :)

Tim Cheung
Tim C6 years ago


Catherine C.
Catherine C6 years ago

Such a cool idea... so brilliant..

I am in...
My neighbour on Saturday came over as she knows how hard it was for me to deal with my garage. It was a mess- full of junk- some of it hard for me to deal with- I had a tragedy in my life and some of this is there- so.. she saw me pulling things out going to recyling etc- she left her day- jumped in and helped me paint= we built shelves- organized and could not believe it is totally done- it actually looks so great inside I could sit in there with my tea! So.. day 1 ... kindness... she told me she loved corn and twix bars- so I searched all over to find those cheesy corn holders, and bought some great corn- a few treats in a bag and a bottle of her favorite bubbly to thank her for her kindness and encouragement and her sweat equity.. so Day 1- this was my kindness gift and today I made a dairy for my sister- pasted cool things in it- she is struggling with getting her life back on track.. so- day 2.. I am in!!! I think it is so cool and for me it makes me feel great... I am not going to tell you anymore as doing things with kindness- does not need the words to take glory... ;)
Thank you so much for the inspiration... it is wonderful!


Carly P.
Carly Pierson7 years ago

Oh, and also, Morgan P., day one is just kind of an introduction to this whole thing- 29 gifts, 29 days of giving.

Carly P.
Carly Pierson7 years ago

I love this idea! I'm going to try to get it going at my school, or maybe just hold myself accountable for doing something out of the ordinary every day. Alexa, I am so sorry for your loss of your daughter. May God bless you with healing.

pamela kirkham
Past Member 7 years ago

What a great idea.

Morgan P.
Angela D7 years ago

Where's day one!!!?

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Eleanor P7 years ago

How did I miss this, what a wonderful thing to do. I try to do something special for someone every day and have for many years but unless we have "each other to take about it with, it id not quite the same. Because of some physical issues, I have been from doctor to doctor at least twice a month for the last 9 years. I got so board with the same magazines over and over again, so I started sticking a few of mine in my tote each time I went and left them there. It seemed to thrill some of the people. If I ran out of magazines, I would run a couple of interesting articles off on the computer and take them with me. Most about sustainably and making something out of nothing. You are right, it brings a smile to MY face and I do not dread going like I used to.