31 Acts of Kindness – Part 2 – The Next 12

Like I described in my first post of the series, I am doing 31 Acts of Kindness in memory of Chaz for his 31st birthday.  Because 31 acts would create a lengthy post, I have split them up into a series.  This is the second post in my 31 Acts of Kindness Series. You can click here to check out Part 1 – The First 5 acts. Here are Acts of Kindness #6 through #17: 6)  I anonymously brought in cookies for my co-workers.  I just set them in a public area, and people were able to grab them as … Continue reading

31 Acts of Kindness – Part 1 – The First 5

After losing a loved one, EVERY holiday is hard.  At least, it is for me. Even those that seem really insignificant, like Sweetest Day, still bring on a fresh new wave of sadness. But I have made it through each new holiday.  Some with A LOT more tears than others.  Both Christmas and Will’s birthday all ended with me literally laying in the middle of the kitchen bawling my eyes out.  But at least I made it through… Now, the next REALLY difficult holiday is coming up. Chaz’s birthday. He should be turning 31 on July 3… I can’t even … Continue reading

Acts of Kindness – Donation to Women in Transition Center

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." - Howard Zinn Quote - www.MePlus3Today.com

*Post contains affiliate links. Read disclaimer here. Since Chaz died, the kids and I have been surrounded by so many kind and generous people. I never realized just how many lives both Chaz and I had touched before his death. I’m sure he had no idea either. We’ve had help from our family and friends, of course. But then there was Chaz’s current co-workers, his co-workers from a previous job, college classmates, my co-workers, our daycare center, and our neighbors. There was even a local church, that neither Chaz nor myself were affiliated with, that threw a MAJOR benefit event … Continue reading

My First Mother’s Day as a Young Widow

Mother’s day is quickly approaching.  It’s another first “holiday” I have to endure as a young widow. Just like all the other holidays that have come and gone since Chaz died, I try to just not to think about it… But sometimes I can’t help it.  And I begin to dwell in it. My thoughts for Mothers Day were really pretty selfish.  Basically I was thinking that Chaz wasn’t going to be around to organize the kids to “get” me something.  And it’s not like I wanted “stuff,” but more along the lines of doing some kind of keepsake, like … Continue reading

Acts of Kindness with Toddlers – Rock Messages

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I have always been passionate about helping others. It was something both Chaz and I enjoyed. We never specifically planned our Acts of Kindness, but we just tried to always be kind. We would always try to give a little bit to service projects, charities and fundraisers that we heard about, or just give our time to friends, family, and even strangers! I can remember a time before we had kids, when Chaz walked in the door after work a few minutes late. He was just coming in to let me know that he was grabbing a giant flashlight and … Continue reading

Earth Hour 2014 Participant

Did you participate in Earth Hour this year?  I did!!! If you’re not familiar with Earth Hour, I talk about in this post, click here to read all about it! Anyways, as I was saying, I participated in Earth Hour this year.  From 8:30pm to 9:30pm, I turned off all the lights and lit some candles!  I was actually also working on my laptop at that time, so I unplugged it.  I’m not really sure if that was helpful or not though! 🙂 It was kinda fun!  And different!  I almost felt like I was in the “olden days” when … Continue reading

How to Join Earth Hour 2014

Just last week, I was reminding my mom to throw something, maybe a glass jar, into the recycling bin. She said, “You know, you’ve always been that way.” I asked, “What way?” thinking it was about something bad. She replied, “Into recycling and saving the earth. I remember telling my co-workers about things you were doing when you were just a little girl.” Oh… Yeah, it’s true. I have always been passionate about the environment. When I was a little girl, maybe 7 years old, my friends and I had a “Save the Earth” club. We would pick up trash … Continue reading