Stories of Kindness from Around the World

My Smile Deck Adventure

--by MakeSomeoneSmile, posted May 24, 2012

I have received a few Smile Decks and decided I would use one. 

I read through the cards and love all the different ideas. I try to make sure I do at least one random act of kindness each week and thought the Smile Deck could help me with that!
There are many ways you can use the cards. Each suite has a different focus and they get progressively more challenging the higher you go. Since I have been committed to practicing kindness I figured I would just shuffle the deck and every few days pull one out and do whatever it says. 
So that is what I did! 
Yesterday I had the eight of hearts, which asks you to acknowledge an act of kindness by someone else and thank them. I have been the recipient of an act of kindness in the past week so this was a perfect card! 
I put together a "smile package" and mailed it off to my kind friend. I am sure it will make them smile!
Today I pulled the two of hearts which says to hide spare change where a stranger will find it within the hour. I put some change and Smile cards in two little baggies. I left them this morning in two of the vending machines at work. I am sure they will surprise people and make them smile and that is what it is all about for me! Even when things are tough, anytime I can feel life and spread kindness, it matters! 
I’ll keep you posted on how this goes. There are a few hard ones in there so those should be interesting - but rewarding!


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Readers Comments

Jami2d wrote: You are so creative, i can count on the fact that i am going to love the idea when i see your name. Congrats! You have done it again:)
RAKLCSW wrote: Love the vending machine idea. I'll do that the next time i pass one!
IMpact wrote: Woa! How did you get the smile deck?
Joy wrote: What a brilliant idea! Thanks so much for caring and sharing. Many blessings.
Blessed2BKind wrote: Awesome! I'm so glad you posted this you have inspired me, i just got my smile deck a few days ago and i'm going to start using them tomorrow :) i can't wait!
rainbowSmiles wrote: Makesomeonesmile,
Thankyou. You indeed made me smile.

This is so encouraging to use smile card in day to day life and spread kindness. Your idea of doing one kind act once in a week is quite possible for others like me too. This sharing helps.

Hope you continue to contribute to others in tough times and make a better world! Much care and prayers.
Synergy wrote: I love the idea of "smile packages". Thanks for making me smile today and for making me curious about the smile card deck.
blessedjcm wrote: I love this idea! I am going to try it too!
ceasons wrote: Keep up the great job and enjoy the 'adventure' may you be blessed in kind.
kimpdancer wrote: I'm so going to do the vending machine one. At school! I'm a sophomore, seeking ideas. This is perfect.

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