Plans are afoot here in the funky dandelion patch and not just here but also over at Obscura's blog AncientArmitage and we have a couple of co-conspirators, too. We've been talking for months about rebooting SpReAd The Love and it's time to let you all in on it.
You can find the background of STL by clicking the tab at the top of the page but we're switching it up a little bit. It's a year long campaign with the official kick-off on January 1 and this time it all counts, any act of kindness that you either do for someone else or that is done for you. Leave an anonymous comment on this post or at Obscura's and we'll track them because we have a co-conspirator who's offered to donate £1 for each kindness between now and the end of February to Armitage's JustGiving charities, up to £200. If you have difficulty commenting you can email me at funkybluedelphinium at gmail dot com with the subject KINDNESS and I'll list it for you and keep it between us.
So what counts? Like I said, any act of kindness. Donating blood, donating food, paying for the coffee of the person behind you in line, reading a book to a child or a senior citizen whose eyesight is failing, carrying your neighbor's groceries up four flights of stairs, letting a petty disagreement go. We also want to hear about things done for you because if it touches you it could inspire someone else.
To really kick things off here I'm posting the first three kindnesses. The first is our anonymous co-conspirator willing to make the donation to Armitage's charities. The second is an anonymous commentor on a piece I wrote a couple of weeks ago who's been encouraging and engaging and who I really hope sticks around. Last but definitely not least is Gisborne'sBoy who kindly made the graphic that you'll see over at Obscura's in exchange for undying gratitude and unbounded affection. Thanks, each of you. As for the rest of you, ready to SpReAd some love? Let's go.