Friday, October 10, 2014

Inspire Me: How to Change the World with Kindness

Do you ever do something for someone just because? To see the smile on their face? To make them happy and brighten their day? My friend, Caitlin, is here to talk to you more about this. Take it away, Caitlin!

Hello The Chronicles of Chaos Readers!

I initially met Mia when she organized our first Virginia Blogger Meet Up back in February of 2013. Naturally, I was impressed with Mia from the very beginning.  In my original recap post of our outing, I described her as the following: “Her blog has the word chaos in it, but this woman is so laid-back and lovely.  She has the kindest heart and it was so heartwarming of her to get us all together.”

My feelings have not changed throughout the past year and a half that I’ve gotten to know Mia even more.  Her calm spirit, motherly nature and writing on The Chronicles of Chaos encourage me to be a better person. In fact, people like Mia were the driving forces behind my most recent project to perform 31 random acts of kindness in 31 days.

The project is quite simple - conduct 31 random acts during the month of October - but it's delivered a tremendous amount of happiness and gratitude to my life.  So far, I’ve completed a number of random acts including:

I would love for you to also perform a random act of kindness this month – or all 31!  I will be posting all of my acts to my Instagram account, and we also have a Facebook page and a Twitter handle (#31randomacts).  And, if you’re reading this on a late date in October… jump right in; it’s never too late to join! 

If you are wondering, there is only one rule about participating, which is to please tell someone about 31 random acts!  As I said in my original post last year, if you can get even one additional person to perform a random act in October, you will double your impact on the world!

Thank you for hosting these thoughts, Mia, and for being an inspiration to all of us.

Caitlin @ Crossroads of the Heart

“The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.”~Victor Hugo

P.S. The Write or Die Wednesdays Writer's link up is still open. Join us and share the most difficult transition you've ever made. We'd love to hear your story.


  1. I love the hidden gift cards in books. Those are totally random, and completely anonymous!

  2. So cool! I love little unexpected acts of kindness. It's so great to see people spread positivity.

  3. I am loving this idea, Mia! What a great way to pay it forward. Thanks for the post.


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