Kindness Spreads in Stamp Class

If you know me personally, you know I love doing RAK’s, Random Acts of Kindness, and I love witnessing them too. I also get a thrill from seeing my stamp class participants who didn’t know each other before coming to my house, make friends with one another over time. All of these things came full circle at my Wednesday afternoon stamp class. My customer Kathy brought her daughter Lisa, a young mom of 2 and 3 year olds and kindergarten teacher, who was visiting from Chicago. She brought Lisa as her guest to give her a “mommy break” doing something fun. I enjoyed seeing this mom and daughter stamping and sharing together. As I got to know Lisa, she shared some of her experiences as a teacher of little ones. She commented on the banners I had hanging in my craft room. I remembered that I had a retired banner kit that I thought Lisa could use in her classroom, so I decided to give it to her.  She was so grateful, even offering to pay for it. I told her no, it was a gift. She and her mom also got to choose 5 hand stamped cards each from my card displays as I like to give customers and their guests a little gift to show my appreciation for customers referrals.  As Kathy and Lisa were leaving, I began talking to another customer Sandy who was using the new and very popular Happy Birthday Thinlet Die. Sandy mentioned she was thinking about ordering the thinlet. Kathy looked over her shoulder and asked me how much that thinlet costs as she liked it too. I told her the price, and she replied, “Okay, add that to my order and add another for Sandy for her birthday whenever that is.” Sandy, with a look of surprise on her face, thanked her. I just stood there thinking how nice to be able to spread kindness AND watch others doing it, knowing none of us expected anything in return.  At this point, I should tell you, that months ago, Sandy purchased a BIg Shot for her friend and future DIL who stamps with us. The look on Amanda’s face when she received the surprise gift was priceless. It’s true, what goes around comes around. 

All these Random Acts of Kindness that happened right here in my craft room, reminded me why I love my job as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator so much. I meet and get to know amazing people! I get to stamp with people who start out as customers but soon become my friends.  Many of these same people quickly become friends amongst themselves as they come together here to stamp and socialize. I have created an environment of happiness, laughter, fun, and fellowship through doing and sharing what I love…paper crafting. I spread good and make a difference and so do my customers. What I do is important and can turn someone’s day around. I think people leave my craft classes with a smile on their face and happiness in their heart. Knowing that, I feel happy, content, grateful, valued, blessed.

Today, I ask you all to spread a little kindness by sharing a smile, holding a door, sending a card, surprising someone with a gift, making that long overdue phone call, anything that comes to your mind that will add a little extra happiness to someone’s day. We CAN and we DO make a positive difference in the lives of those around us if we choose to do so.  I think the more people witness Random Acts of Kindness being done, the more they want to participate, and together, we can make this world a happier, healthier, more peaceful place. Please share your Random Acts of Kindness or those you’ve witnessed in the comments below.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, peaceful day. 


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