Good Lord! Where did the last week go I wonder? Between drama at work and a crushingly busy weekend followed by parent-teacher conferences for my oldest last evening, I completely lost track of time and updating everyone on our SpReAd the Love progress.
The book challenge has gotten underway with posts from Trudy Brasure and Servetus on favorite children’s books. I really do need to get going on this…I’ve been re-reading my selection. I will also have a guest post from my daughter MiniMe who, I think, has made her final book selection, but that may have changed since yesterday. There is still time to write a post if you’d like, of if you’d rather not, you can always get in on the act by simply donating a children’s book where it can be of use. I also found a fantastic triple dip opportunity for many in the US….
This means if you choose to donate to the Half Pint Library, Half Price Books will match your donation, and if you let us know about it, we’ll count it as well and money will be donated to Richard Armitage’s Just Giving charities – that’s a lot of impact for the donation of one small book 🙂
After meeting our first challenge goal in only 6 weeks, we are still steadily tallying kindness from all over and I am confident that we’ll reach our second matching gift donation with kindness to spare. It’s really clear to me that for many people in this wonderful community, kindness and generosity are a way of life, not something most find needful of credit. SpReAd the Love’s main goal is to highlight and celebrate the amazing capacity for kindness that so many Armitage fans embody, and if we can raise a little money for some worthy causes in the process, that much the better. As of Sunday February 23rd, we’ve recorded 226 kindnesses given or received.
In the spirit of the recently completed Sochi Winter Olympiad, I’ll leave you with a pretty cool Olympic kindess that Jazzy passed along to me