Thursday, July 08, 2010

guest post - Lanie - ideas and a giveaway

Howdy, y'all! Thanks for sticking with us through this amazing week of guest bloggers!
I hope you've been inspired to think outside yourself and spread kindness!!!
I'd like you to meet Lanie!
We met through the Trendy Treehouse and I've been so inspired by her!
She's a fellow Texan so I can't wait to meet her in real life someday!!!
Lanie also has some generous giveaways at the end of her great story so read on!!!

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When Jamie asked me to write a post on random acts of kindness, I got to thinking... When was the last time I did a random act of kindness? 2009 was a rough year for me and I was caught up in myself. My sadness, my predicament, my story... So I wanted to share how I was lifted up by a friend.

I have beautiful friends. This fact is plain and simple. My friend Aamie is one of these beautiful friends. Aamie has a gift with words and is a prayer warrior if I ever heard one pray. There have been many a day when I have opened my front door in the past year and found a small gift or card on my front porch. Always, always when I needed it the most. Her kind words and witty wisdom have cheered me on through the years. I consider her constant prayers as random acts of kindness too. Through Aamie I have learned it is better to give than to receive. Her friendship is a constant blessing.

Now that things are calmed down and I am feeling so much better from the past year. I think it is time to "pay up" so to speak.

Upon Jamie's email I decided to come up with a list of simple things I could do as random acts of kindness in everyday life....

  • Let someone else go in front of me in line at the grocery store (no matter how many items are in their cart).

  • Pay for the order of the person behind me in the drive-thru at Starbucks.

  • Take ice cold lemonade out to the crew that mows our lawn each week in the heat of southeast Texas.

  • Buy a combo meal and give it to the homeless guy on the corner by the freeway.

  • Bake cookies for a neighbor, ring their doorbell and leave them on the front porch.

  • Send a card to a friend out of the blue (like my sweet friend Aamie).
The last item has prompted me to give away the following items from my Etsy Shop Creations by Lanie.

Black and white paisley clothespin magnets.

and


Black and white notecards.

Keep them for yourself, or do a random act of kindness and give them away!

Lanie from Lanie J and Co.
Lanie J. and Co.

Now for the giveaway!!!
Lanie is generously giving away a
set of black and white clothespin magnets

AND
Black and white notecards!
What a generous and thoughtful gift!
So there will be two winners!!
Wish I could be one of them!!

To enter this giveaway which ends on July 15th....
Leave a comment telling me why you want to win this and
who you would send your first card to.

Extra entries:
1)Follow Pure Joy (1 entry) through google friend connect.
2) FollowLanie J and Co (1 entry) through google friend connect.
2)Go to Lanie J and Co and leave a comment, THEN
come back here and tell me where you left a comment. (1 entry)
3) Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to your post (1 entry)
4) Put the Random Acts of Kindness Button on your blog
and let me know where it is (2 entry)

Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry.
Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Spread kindness everyday!

23 comments:

Brianna! said...

I am a Pure Joy Follower!
YAY:)

Brianna! said...

I am a Lanie J and Co Follower!

Brianna! said...

I left a comment on LJ&C post
[http://www.laniejandco.com/2010/07/happy-4th-of-july-and-fun-week-at-pure.html]

Brianna! said...

I DEFINITELY have the Random Acts of Kindess button on my blog:)

Brianna! said...

one last little thing
I LOVE the idea of paying for someones coffee in the drive-thru:)
SO fantastic!
I am TOTALLY going to do this!
xoxo
bB

blueviolet said...

I want to win because I adore Lanie J. and I'm a big fan of writing out notes to people instead of emailing them. Plus they're ultra cute!

blueviolet said...

I do follow Lanie J on GFC!

blueviolet said...

I actually just commented on her post telling us that she was guest posting here!

April V said...

Not only do I want to win this because they are just sooooo dog-gone cute!!! But I love any and every thing to do with stationary/cutsie stuff/black and white! I would just LOVE it! :)

and...my first card would go to my mom to my mom to thank her for everything she's done for us lately! She's a true blessing!

april_vereb@yahoo.com

April V said...

I'm a follower through GFC!

april_vereb@yahoo.com

April V said...

I follow LJ&C via GFC!

april_vereb@yahoo.com

April V said...

I left a comment on the "Monday Musings...Worry" post! :)

april_vereb@yahoo.com

Cranberry Morning said...

Great ideas for kindness...and gorgeous cards and magnet!

Untypically Jia said...

Following from New Friend Friday!

Untypically Jia: My Inner Child Needs Another Pepsi

Elisa said...

Hi! I'd love to win the giveaway, the clothespin magnets are simply cute and liked Lanie's simple acts of kindness. Simplicity I like, Thanks. :)

Elisa said...

And I am a Pure Joy follower!

Deidra Faith said...

Those cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! And I would send one to an old friend...but so young...who is now battling cancer. And then I think I'd share the cards with others so they could send her a card as well. Every little bit of encouragement helps!

Deidra Faith said...

Also, I'm a Pure Joy follower. I love this blog!

Deidra Faith said...

OH!!! I added the Random Acts of Kindness button to my blog!!! I love these ideas!

Shonda said...

I want to win this because I love cute cards and I want to give one to my sister in Christ. shondaet@gmail.com

Shonda said...

Pure Joy follower shondaet@gmail.com

Shonda said...

I follow Lanie J. shondaet@gmail.com

Shonda said...

I made a comment: http://www.laniejandco.com/2010/07/guest-posting-at-pure-joy-and-giveaway.html?showComment=1279065109361_AIe9_BG0htP_Coy23cIdFBKvdF-nEXoC0X_NiXJuN9BxewntFvfFCmmKzqFntQphVH00Dxrb5gKaU3ysdfbbbXnEfTskftoVK9r9d-yx0sPw5G8H7dsI6kZJNUIVBCdxjpz-iawJWXlRTPWqrPsqhAndSoNdZVn9OKz05bzb0KkGEnVHQIIVl85A90TCHBEVPJn9FD3NBwi23RfDuprnDVrjORSfGIa_2hU5BRinVERKCo-R6hsDnj9Ep0f14snYxYwhIMnovnxRM05kFAIF3XDqJVSFXSF377YaHqdE-HLzhkurT_kn2xUiBOgC1w654fGaNYr69_63TVkYCKV_1sNrcZ0StOZpm_Ss6M0GVcXlx4ALVOQI00zbUfaVhrf3zcX_u0qPL4fFpQ--O0l5vXDXmDsHMJQN1jQD1JpCZhamQ2xNCEw50xA3zzhRv5_OzDB20k5qelzxeXS0EQFLTyWxpcTDYbujMdKDlGnkp1TGh6vwesjwoiifAlzOv8TYKb0Ax_fajO4YnujzN29rPF_72Vu_0ah-dDPMjTJ0QYxdoOjV1hqC1gQDPla6jfdLW0S69-9hWpQWMqE9O7N6ku4cR7EneXYiKDtzEUNV07TmkR-bx7e5J-c3eJJxz1fbXuzMbSVl9TDA5Z6VlR3LOV5WegmYCsKg4IGVfawX_7W2oIQTI2502DqaVWrtoWzCRUQ6OqqWrR8V#c4875823302898850794