Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Make a Difference: The reason for my silence

Hey everyone!

Sorry I've been so out of pocket for a few days. I haven't had time to finish up the projects on my plate because of a very special bit of news that I'm now at liberty to share.

As you all know, I'm a member of the military. Helping people has always been something that has driven me and for a while now that has taken the form of protecting others. While on my last deployment though, I discovered an amazing company called Random Acts. These seemingly disparate people from all walks of life have come together with one common goal: 

To change how people see others and to change the world itself through random acts of kindness. 

I joined their ranks and have, since then, never regretted a moment of it. I've found myself spending less time with my head in my headphones and more time just talking to the people around me. I'm meeting people I never thought I would. I'm making a difference one person at a time just by doing something nice. The big thing here is that it doesn't take a monumental effort either. Random Acts brought it to my attention that just taking two minutes to tell someone I like their earrings can really change that person's whole day. That takes, what? Two seconds? For the person having a bad day, those two seconds could mean a world of difference.

Just recently, Random Acts began to restructure and they asked for some volunteers to help out. I put my name in and suddenly found myself as the Assistant Director of a world wide non-profit organization. All of our staff are volunteers and they are some of the most talented, driven, and amazing people I've ever had the honor of working with. 

So if I've gone quiet, that's why. I'm working heavily with this group to help make the world a better place. Don't worry, I'll still be updating here with lots of crafts and tutorials; after all, sharing a how-to with people is still an act of kindness is it not? ^__^ I just might not update as often as I'd like as I have to work to support these incredible people as they work to make a difference in the lives of perfect strangers. 

If you want to join us, we'd love to have you. We don't ask anything of you, there's no fees, no joining a mailing list, nothing of the sort. You just bring your heart and get ideas for acts of kindess you can do right where you live. We'd love to hear about them, we love to share them, we want you to have the chance to connect with others in your area that care so feel free to sign up at the forums if you like:

(^ Click me!!)

Wanna see what we do? 

This is an example. Yes. They're wearing fake mustaches. Why? Because silly is awesome. ^__^ 

Hope everyone out there in blogland is having a great day! I'll be back soon with an update on the house hunting adventure!


  1. It's always been obvious to me that you are a very caring and special individual, and I'm so glad that your kindness to others is being fulfilled in this way, through the random act group.
    I try to be as helpful as I can to people, but I know there is always more I could do. I will do my utmost to follow your example in the future.

  2. You seem such an interesting person Rebecca! This is such a good cause! Good for you! To tell you the truth when I saw the first 2-3 lines of your post into my Dashboard I thought that you'd announce your pregnancy! But...wrong! LOL!

  3. I bet you will make a big difference in the lives of many!! Good Luck!

  4. I feel the same way Fiona does..... I try to practice those random acts as often as I can, I'll do more too!


    (Thank you for your service, the military kind).


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