Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In which I explain this blog's name and...First Giveaway!

The reason I started this blog is mainly so that I could share stories and pictures about my day-to-day life...but also to start a chain of kindness (ahhh, Kindly, Kate). Every Wednesday, I'm going to share a kind thing I did the previous week, along with a picture/video, and a kind thing that someone did for me. The idea is, I will become a better and more appreciative person and the world will become a better place, one kind act at a time.

And so today, being Wednesday, here is my first kind act.

My very good friend Danielle has been going through some major health issues these past couple months, and has racked up quite the large amount of medical bills.  Her dear husband is working 6 days a week to help pay them off, and Danielle is in and out of the hospital and doctors offices, which means that sometimes they can't make it to pick their 5-year-old up off the bus or bring her to activities. My boyfriend and I (henceforth always known as Handsome, or some variation) have stepped up and act as Emma's helpers. Every weekend, we spend time with them, bring her places, and do things with her. This past weekend, her dad was working and couldn't come to her first soccer game, and Emma was really disappointed. We decided to give up our Saturday and watch our little friend play in her little uniform (really, this was not so much of a hardship, because she is so precious- I promise a better one next week).

My favorite clip from the game- she get's a highfive from her coach, and then sits down on the field. In the middle of the game. She's a girl after my own heart.

SO- here is my first giveaway....
(Follow my blog, and then...)
Please comment below with a kind story from your week. It can be something that you did OR something that someone did for you. I will then pick what I think is the best answer, and send the reader a batch of my delicious homemade almost-flourless ganache brownies. Your tongue will thank me.
(contest ends April 30th- submissions must be from U.S. in order to be considered for brownies, but please post anyway even if you don't live in this country. I'll send you a postcard!)


  1. She is so cute Kate and it's so sweet of you and your handsome to help out your friend. I'm sure all that good karma is going to come back to you 10 fold.

    I don't know if I qualify for a good deed but my hubby did such a sweet thing tonight. He was as the grocery store and he said there were 2 little old ladies purchasing just the very basics milk, hamburger meat, a spice to flavor it and maybe 1 or 2 things more. They seemed confused and my honey asked the guy at the register how much was it. He said $13 and some change. Neil told him to ask how much they had to spend. $10.00, that was it. Neil said, I'll pay the difference just don't say anything. Of course they heard and didn't want to accept but gratefully did. The smile on Neils face and the sweetness of his spirit when he came home was priceless. You could tell how good it made him feel to help. I know these ladies don't know it but they did more for him than he did for them.

    Thanks for letting me share my story.
    Be blessed...Tracy :)

  2. This is a cool post!

    I'm not going to be able to spend Easter with my boyfriend so I bought a bunch of easter stuff (candy, stuffed animals, even easter grass) and packed it all into a box and it will be delivered on Saturday to the house he'll be at this weekend. (his parents' house) He has no idea but I love doing surprise stuff like that. :)


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