Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Brings So Much Beautiful and ONE MILLION ACTS OF KINDNESS!

See Beautiful™ is committed to making this world a more beautiful place! All of our products (and our packaging) are either handmade, hand-pressed, organic, recycled and/or fair trade. Additionally, 20% of every sale (not just proceeds, but the WHOLE PURCHASE PRICE) is donated to a non-profit organization also committed to improving our world. This month, our See Beautiful donation will go to ONE MILLION ACTS OF KINDNESS!

Featured Giving of the Month:
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When it comes to seeing beautiful, one of the most wonderful parts of what we get to do is raise awareness for, and donate to, wonderful organizations. This month's organization leaves us seeing beautiful and feeling inspired in, well, a million ways! 
Why One Million Acts of Kindness?
Bob and his trusty sidekick, Bogart, live to grow kindness - in millions and millions of ways and person by person - in a bus! The goal of One Million Acts of Kindness is for each person to individually perform one million acts of kindness in her/his (ahem, your) lifetime. It reminds us of the mindset to actively see, create, and celebrate beautiful every day too. Bob writes, "Most of us think that changing the world is impossible. The world is too big…too many people in it…too many problems to solve. Do you often feel this way? While it’s understandable, be assured that it is not true! Let’s start smaller. How many kind thoughts of others can you have in a day? How many people can you encourage? How many people can you help in small way? Now we’re onto something…Imagine… if we simply hoped for the best toward every person we come in contact with during the day. If each one of us, day by day, shared acts of kindness with those we know and those we don’t know…how would the world change? How would YOU change? How far would our kindness spread? Start with your own world and your own circle of influence. Your friends, family, and community. Start now. Continuously let kindness be the cause you support and watch it grow into a better future!" (One Million Acts of Kindness, 2013).

So what's Bob doing to spread the message? Well, he bought a bus. He painted it with family and friends. He set out on a ten year journey with his beautiful dog, Bogart. He revved up the kindness movement. He started spreading his mission. And it's spreading like a beautiful wildfire of kindness.
How does One Million Acts of Kindness see & create more beautiful? While this list is by no means exhaustive (because come on, we know there are millions of ways), here are a few of the incredible things Bob and Bogart are doing to empower others and create more beautiful in the world. They:
  • Provide strategic support for children birth-four, five-nine, and ten-14 years of age to grow more kindness in the world. Instilling "one million acts of kindness" from infancy, children grow up in a world where acts of kindness are as natural as breathing. These children are the "Kindness Generation" and we see beautiful through them!
  • Encourage young adults to get involved and become part of their community through volunteer work! It's helping to mobilize those million acts of kindness by actually creating more beautiful in the world through giving!
  • Invite all to learn from Seniors who have lived their million acts of kindness and have much to teach us about ways to grow more kindness and beautiful in the world. 
  • Share their mission through a beautiful children's book, Bogart Begins His Kindness Adventure is the first in a series of twelve children’s books from One Million Acts Of Kindness. Bogart teaches children kindness and respect and other lessons of life-long value, while the child will enjoy the loving personality of this wonderful dog, in each of the twelve books. To purchase a copy of this book, please make a donation above $10. To order more than one copy, please make multiple donations or contact us here. This is a personally signed paperback copy.
  • Drive their epic, amazing, traffic-stopping Kindness Bus around the country inspiring others to take the One Million Acts of Kindness pledge and make it their own! Bob, Bogart, and the Kindness Bus visit schools and speak with students and teachers about being part of the Kindness Generation. ...And while we've never had the pleasure of seeing the bus, we're so proud to jump on this bandwagon and be part of the Kindness Generation!
Bob and Bogart and the Bus. Linked back to site.

How will See Beautiful support  One Million Acts of Kindness?   Great question! See Beautiful™ will donate 20% of every product SALE (not proceeds, but the ENTIRE SALE) to One Million Acts of Kindness throughout the month!

Connect directly with NAEHCY and learn more about the beautiful work they're doing.

2 comments:

  1. We've taken the pledge And are all to happy to help support Bob and his beautiful work.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  2. The Kindness Bus TourDecember 2, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    Thank you for your interest and support Goose...it is a wonderful goal!
    Kindness always,
    Bob and Bogart too!!

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