I responded to this challenge on Facebook. One of my friends, who I met on Facebook, posted this about two weeks ago. I responded but I was too late because she had such a large response that I did not even make it into the top ten. I decided that I loved the idea so much that I was going to do the same thing anyway.
First here is the challenge as posted on Facebook:
Random Acts of Kindness
The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
- What I create will be just for you.
- It'll be done this year (2010).
- You have no clue what it's going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something over the internet. It may be a mixed CD. It may be a poem. It may be a felt mouse or some jewelry, crochet, a picture, some origami - you get the idea. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure! [not me either, at the moment!]
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
Here's the fine print:
In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note of your own and make 5 things for 5 others. (This is open to everyone - those tagged were chosen more or less randomly...)
I posted this on my Facebook and here are the responses that I got.
R.D. (Names withheld for their privacy): count me in... and did you tag anyone in your note? That's the best way to get a response!
Me: That little detail I forgot. No wonder I did not get any responses! Thanks
you are number 1! :)
you are number 1! :)
M.A: Umm... I did not see this previously, but can you count me in? Do I count? :)
Me: You most definitely count!!!! You are number 2! Just send me a private message with your address and I will have your surprise to you before you know it!
M.A.: Cool! Thanks ! :-D
R.L.Z: Neat Idea! ;-)
S.R.B: Am /i one of the Five? Yaya! I hope Steve and yourself are doing well!!!
Me: R.L.Z you are number 3 and S.R.B you are number 4! Send me your addresses. R.L.Z I think I have yours if you have not moved since last Christmas.
Me: I am still looking for number five!!! Come on folks you only have to make five small gifts from the heart for five other people....
Extending this to my blogger friends:
I have decided that maybe I should open this up to anyone who is following my blog. Even if you are not formally following you count. Basically if you are reading this and post a comment you count! If you want to be one of the five, I have one spot left! Now I won’t ask you for your address if you are not comfortable with that. This would be mean that whatever I make for you will have to be in a PDF format and sent via an email. I will need your email address. I would be very respectful of your email address and never ever give it to anyone else.
What will I make you? It might be a poem, I might paint you a small picture and then scan it or I might do a short story for you. I will read your blog and all that you have posted up to 30 posts. This will help me learn more about you and be helpful in deciding what to make you. Or you can send me your address and I will mail you something.The catch you must pay it forward and either do this within your blog or some other social network like Facebook. This is the honor system. I am not going to be checking on you to see if you do it but I hope that you will, to see the spirit of this continue. Times are hard and a lot of people are hurting this is just one way to bring a little sunshine to someone’s life. Giving is sometimes the very best way to feel a little better too, if you happen to be the one hurting.
The first person to comment that they will Accept this challenge and do everything as I have outlined is the winner. Good luck