The Wake Up Project – join the kindness revolution

I received some kindness cards in the post this week, and I cannot WAIT to use them.

The concept is delightfully simple.  Think kind. Act Kind. Leave a kindness card. Repeat.

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These free cards are part of a global movement, a world-wide kindness revolution, and my set of kindness cards are just one of over one hundred thousand kindness cards distributed by Jono Fisher, who in 2009 started a movement called the Wake Up Project inspiring people help create a kinder and wiser world.

The main aim of these kindness cards is to encourage random and anonymous acts of kindness and millions of people have already signed up for experiments of generosity. That one kind act, multiplied thousands of times creates a better, a more kind world. Examples could include buying a coffee for the next person in line behind you, buying someone a ticket to an event, top up someone’s parking meter, cooking a meal for a friend doing it tough….it is only limited by your own imagination really! Here is more of why Jono wanted to do this:

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Jono believes qualities like kindness, mindfulness and wisdom are no longer luxuries, but necessities for a healthy, creative and sustainable society.

If you are ever feeling down, check out the stories on how others have used their kindness cards, they will surely lift your spirits and make your heart sing!  I especially like the stories that have involved kids.

So visit the Wake Up Project’s website today and order your own free kindness cards, or perhaps you could make your own! I would LOVE to hear about your own random acts of kindness, please post me a story (or two) of an act of kindness – thank you!

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5 Responses to The Wake Up Project – join the kindness revolution

  1. msmavenau says:

    Great idea, do you know if they have a kids version or could kids use these do you think TC?

    Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 01:46:16 +0000 To: kirstykeane@hotmail.com

    • charityspam says:

      Hi there! Kids could absolutely use these. I read a kindness story where a guy involved his child in the whole process, what they were going to do, and the execution of it. They put $20 notes in envelopes, delivered it to neighbours, and watched their reactions from in the bushes – funny! I also heard about another guy who regularly drops change at childrens parks just to watch the delight of little kids finding money! I am looking forward to hearing how you use yours! Cheers, Tara

  2. Daile says:

    This is great! Ordering some now 🙂 what a wonderful idea

  3. Tanya Williams says:

    great blog. Love the concept. I have just ordered my cards

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  4. Virginia says:

    I have a Anxiety related mental illness & a Trainee Service Dog. As usual, I was 1 hour early for my physio (broke a few bones in a fall). I decided a coffee would be great, entered ‘Wonderland’, Noosaville, QLD, & realized I’d left my wallet at home. Young man, Henry, said no problem, I’ll take it out of my tips. I couldn’t allow that & turned to leave. He said “wait – I have this Kindness Card. You can use it.
    Next week, I went in & bought 2 ‘pay it forward’ large coffee’s. It never hurts to buy a coffee for someone, even if they look dirty, not your type etc….
    I’m grateful every day now…..

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