February 19, 2013

Love Does

It is no secret around here that I love people. I find the greatest joy in serving others. I always say that the best way to cure a bad day is to make someone else's better. I decided this year for Valentine's day that I would love on others as much as I possibly could, and to be totally honest, I think it blessed me far more than it blessed them.

I made a quick stop to the dollar store in the morning to pick up some balloons. I had assumed there would only be red balloons, so my heart just about exploded when I saw that they also came in two shades of pink!

I spent the day wrapped balloons around the side mirrors of cars, tucking notes under windshield wipers, and leaving gift cards in the door handles. Some of them I handed out to people passing me by, as well leaving a few little gifts on my neighbors' doorstops.


The entire day reminded me that people matter. Their stories, their heartaches, their triumphs, and their lives matter so much. Each day is an opportunity to be kind. 


I made an evening stop at the post office to drop off some packages and check my P.O box. There were two valentines from people I've never met waiting for me when I opened up my mailbox. I about cried right then and there. Someone once told me all the kindness and goodness you put out into the world finds a way back to you. 

outfit: top: madewell // cardigan: the loft // jeans and boots: old navy // necklace: caroline g.

In the spirit of giving, I'm currently offering this necklace (seen above) for free on my facebook page. You only have to pay shipping! :D


30 comments:

  1. So cute!! What is the shipping to Canada?

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  2. Very inspiring! Great way to celebrate.

    Igetmycraftyfrommymama.blogspot.com

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  3. This brought tears to my eyes :)
    I'm always so inspired when I hear about people loving on strangers JUST BECAUSE.
    It's such a powerful thing and it really does change the world.

    Keep it up, sweet girl!
    xo

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  4. That is the sweetest idea! Seriously inspired by it :)


    www.studentswife.com

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  5. This is so cute and I'm sure you made so many people happy! I'm so inspired!

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  6. I love love love this idea! Valentine's day is so much about couples that it's easy to forget that we should just love on everyone :-) New follower, love your blog!

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  7. How cute are you?! What a fun idea! I probably should try that out this week and see if it puts me in a better mood :)

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  8. Love this and your heart! I just know God used you to make someone's day so much better. You are absolutely wonderful, friend!

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  9. How precious are you? This made me tear up. I am so glad I found you through WIWW.
    You are so right- a little kindness goes a long way.

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  10. You have the cutest blog I've seen in a long time. I love how pretty and happy it looks.
    You are also the sweetest. That was so nice of you to do those random acts of kindness. The world needs more people like you. I'm now following along with your blog because I love to fill my life with people who inspire me.

    I'm stopping by from the pleated poppy link up. I love the lace shirt under the cardi. And how perfect is that cardi for valentines day.

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  11. i love your outfit your smile and your boots!

    Traci Michele @ Ordinary Inspirations- come check out my outfits this week?
    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-i-wore-wednesday-week-3.html

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  12. Aw, what a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day! I bet you made a lot of people smile. :)

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  13. That is just the sweetest!!!

    Great sweater and necklace, too!

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  14. Um, love that idea! So precious! What an awesome way to bless people on V-Day!

    Oh and your outfit is pretty cute too :)

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  15. Love your outfit!! So inspired by your story. I wish there were more people like you in the world! :)

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  16. So inspiring to read! Love that you Pay it Forward...and your outfit is adorable!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  17. So sweet! You have a kind heart. That is my favorite part of Valentine's Day. For some reason I don't see it as a sappy, romantic day. My hubby and I really don't go overboard for each other. I love to celebrate my friends and family, or even strangers. You had some great ideas. Glad there are people out there like you.

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  18. you are so sweet! I just teared up reading this! love your cardigan and your necklace, so cute :)

    ~Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  19. This is such a sweet idea! What a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day. I'm sure you totally made those people's days!

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  20. I wanted to take pictures with Valentine balloons last week and was never able to. I am bummed cause this turned out so cute! Stopping by from The Pleated Poppy!

    xoxo
    Erin

    www.thefashioncanvas.com

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  21. I love that lace shirt and cardi! Super cute!

    Sheena @ The Details
    http://sheenaashlock.blogspot.com/

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  22. What CUTE pics! And you have got to be the sweetest person there is :) I never thought about leaving random valentines for others...instead I grimaced in the fact that I did NOT have a Valentine! Happy Love day to you!!

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  23. Loving your outfit! Love the idea of random acts of kindness for valentines. Have to remember that for next year!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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  24. Thanks so much for your sweet heart, such an inspiration! Just bought the Love Does book today.:)

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  25. What a wonderful idea!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    -Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  26. I really loved reading about your great generosity. I mean you went above and beyond and truly "loved" people. It warms my heart to know that people like you exist. The balloons and notes and gift cards - you must have shocked and delighted all kinds of people and made their day! Yay for you!! Happy belated Valentines day!

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  27. I love your necklace! What a very sweet post. :)
    http://sillyhappysweet.blogspot.com

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  28. I love your heart and absolutely ADORE this post! What an amazing, thoughtful gesture! You inspire me to go out and do the same!

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