Monday, June 16, 2014

Makes My Monday: Giving Goodness!

School's out for the summer, so there's no better time to embark upon a crash course in kindness!

The textbook reference?  Ferial Pearson's fantastic new release, Secret Kindness Agents: How Small Acts of Kindness Really Can Change the World.

An award-winning educator and genuine connoisseur of compassion, Ferial and her students decided---under cloak of anonymity---to spread sweetness en masse.

Their tales are both inspirational and motivating; and YOU can win a copy of your very own...signed by Ferial and some of the key players on her "pay it forward" team!

[left to right: Maribel Navarrete – S.K.A. “Chi”; Keshya Burrell – S.K.A. “Kash-yeah”; Mackenzie Carlson – “Cheezy”; and Triston Herring – S.K.A. “Tris-Dog."]

My thoughts on Ferial's book---or better phrased---Ferial's call-to-action?

“Want to cultivate kindness? Experience the description-defying pleasure of bringing joy to another human - voluntarily? Clandestinely? Daily? Rejoice! Thanks to Ferial Pearson, you now have a guidebook. Secret Kindness Agents: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Really Change the World is the must-have for would-be Secret Kindness Agents (SKAs) of all ages.”  
--- Cheryl Lage,  S.K.A. “Sprinkles,” author of Twinspiration  and Twinfatuation. com

Guess what? As a not-so-secret act of kindness, we're going to GIVE AWAY an autographed (by Ferial and many of her SKA's) copy of Secret Kindness Agents: How Small Acts of Kindness Really Can Change the World !

Leave your name in the comments here and be entered once....share an act of kindness you've instigated...or one instigated on your behalf...and you'll be entered TWICE! 

Tweet #SecretKindnessAgents and #Twinfatuation (in the same tweet) and be entered yet again! 

A winner will be selected via Random.Org and announced NEXT Monday, June 23rd. 

GOOD LUCK...and kick off some kindness of your own this week!

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J Larson said...

What a great book.

Unknown said...

Not that I need a reason to be kind, random or otherwise... ;-)
Thank you for the opportunity
Sara Baum

Emmy said...

I would LOVE a copy of the book! Ferial is amazing. :) Thank you for the opportunity!

Emmy said...

One RAOK that I helped with was sharing a student's story with the world, and by doing so, helping her find a place to live, graduate from high school, and enroll in college. Again, thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

Courtney said...

Ferial is an amazing person and educator! I am not at all surprised by this.
My daughter and I went through her gently used clothes, books, and toys this weekend and chose items to donate to the families affected by the recent tornadoes.

Cheis said...

Ferial is an amazing instructor. I am fortunate to have her asy teacher for a class I am taking!!

I took my autistic daughter to an event specifically for special needs kiddos. I paid the parking fee for the car behind me, as it looked as if it was barely running. I thought it was really great for this mom to get her child to this event when it appeared that they struggled financially. The GREATEST part of the day...there was a drawing for a one-year lease of a brand new mini van - and SHE WON IT! It the most awesome sight!! She never knew who I was or that I knew the condition of her car....just made the moment that much better for me!

Cheryl Lage said...

Thank you all for your entries!


Winner to be announced shortly!

(LOVE that story, Cheis!)

Cheryl Lage said...

And love your story, too, Emmy!


Cheis said...

Accidentally had a typo... Chris (not Cheis). Hee hee

TwinfatuationCheryl said...

I was wondering how you pronounced it! :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)