Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness--I NEED Your Help!

I'm at a crossroads.  Standing on the beaten path.  And suddenly I have this strong desire to do something wonderful.

But I need your help!  
    See, I've been writing about some pretty amazing things that have happened to me.  

   Why do these acts of kindness mean so much that I keep writing about them?  Well in 2003, after my son died, Cade lost hope in humanity.  He didn't take his pain out on God, or life, or hospital staff.  He took it out on everyone else, not wanting to trust a soul, guarding himself from strangers.
    But since The Golden Sky came out--the story of our son's life and death--Cade has seen the selfless generosity of many people.  And I've watched Cade change.  This means more to me than almost anything--that your kindness has helped Cade heal.
    Well, last week it happened again--a miracle.  An amazing person read my blog (this post to be exact: If you've ever read my blog, please read this post.)  and decided to anonymously send Wayman Publishing an iPad Mini for the giveaway!  Cade and I were initially funding this giveaway (trying to help Wayman's authors gain exposure and succeed) nonetheless stressed, wondering how we'd afford the prize.  Then to get an iPad Mini in the mail. . .  It was a tremendous answer to prayer.  And after God didn't heal Zeke, I've often wondered if He hears my prayers at all. . . .
    So, how could I possibly thank someone for this?  How?  Especially someone who wanted to remain anonymous.  I think I've found a way.

Random Acts of Kindness Blogfest  

Feel free to join up anytime from May 27th-31st.  Just sign up at the bottom of this post, then write a blogpost about a random act of kindness that you've experienced in your life. 
    For the blogfest, you can write something for any/all days

Also, as a Random Act of Kindness, Wayman Publishing is offering these eBooks for FREE download during the Blogfest (May 27th - 31st).


The Sword of Senack--FREE Download

Honk of Zagonk--FREE Download

Middle Damned--FREE Download 

A Cat's Legacy--FREE Download

How to Lose a Tooth--FREE Download

Bible Girl & the Bad Boy--FREE Download

The Golden Sky--FREE Download 

Zombie Man--FREE DOwnload

Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales--FREE Download

Open Doors 1--FREE Download

Buy any of Wayman Publishing's books/eBooks—the FREE eBooks (above) included—and be entered into our iPad Mini Sweepstakes! Visit this link for more info: ow.ly/jsQVv  

Here's the button for the blogfest:
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    After the blogfest (if participating authors are interested and posts are approved) Wayman Publishing would like to publish an anthology from the posts written during this blogfest.  ALL profit for this (through 2013) will be donated to charity!  The kindness will spread even more.

Please leave a comment or sign up here:


Grab this code (above) if you'd like to share this entire post.


I am facing a rather grim crossroads, but should I survive it, I will be glad to do your blogfest. May The Father stand by your sides in this, Roland

I'll be praying for you. I hope all is well.

Yes Elisa, I'd love to. Please remind me. Is it one post or four posts? I'll re-read this later. Thank you.

Thanks for joining :) For the blogfest, you can write something for any/all days, just make sure your main post is up on May 27th--that's the post I'll link to the blogfest :)

I will be happy to post it--IF YOU REMIND ME!!

This is just the kind of topic I love. This will be my first bloghop. And I'm also keeping Roland in my prayers.

Well typically I consider it a random act of kindness when I remember to brake when people's I don't like step in front of car...but maybe that's a bad example. :)

Count me in. I'm sure I can think of something.

Awesome indeed and as said the cat will plug away at his feed, especially once the a to z is done and he has more freedom to tell everyone.

I will refer some friends who are kind to the link :).

You shine with expectancy & joy. IJS.~Mary

I want to participate, but I don't do anything nice. It would destroy my reputation.


I'm more a do-er of RAOK... and I think the universe just repays me with good fortune. Kind of a Karma thing, you know? So can we post random acts that WE have done, or does it have to be ones that have been done to us?

Sure :) That would be great.

This is a great idea! I'm very glad the wonderful Janie psoted about it. I'll give it a Tweet right now. :)

I learned about this from Janie's blog. Wishing the best. Good work.

Dear Elisa, I'm excited about the blogfest. You surely come up with such wonderfully generous and gracious ideas. You're a wonder! Peace.

This is wonderful! I'll do a post for it. I'm so happy to hear about the mini iPad, too! There are so many wonderful people out there.

What a wonderful thought. I don't like blogfests, I don't like linkys, and all that, and I only do the A to Z every years, but this is so sweet, so caring, so loving that I will participate. I will have to figure out how to do it in May though, OK. I'll see if I can enter it now.

Of course, I will join the blogfest of kingmess through my blog jimmy kopelia

I don't know how to do it right now. I take there will be reminders in May?

I would love to participate but am in the middle of some other posts right this minute ... I need to set a reminder so I can come back and participate :-)

Yes--I will! This fits perfectly with something I'm working on right now. thanks!

I signed up. This is a wonderful idea!

Elizabeth...you are amazing! And what a wonderful thing Wayman is doing. I'm signing up but will have to schedule my post in advance...I'll be at that conference in Singapore on the 27th of May, speaking to parents about how they can use picture books and reading time with their kids to build self-esteem and strengthen the parent-child connection. :)

Do I link up announcing I am going to post on May 27th or do I wait and link up after i write my post?

If you'd like to link up now, that'll be perfect. Thanks for being part of this :)

Hello Elizabeth ! I already have two posts written two months ago that would perfectly fit on your blogfest and plans on writing more about random acts of kindness both shared and received. Can I still join the blog hop though my post has already been viewed and read or does it have to be freshly written ? This is such a contagious thing to share and I hope this will be a yearly thing !

Blessings from a new follower from Pasay City, Philippines

Absolutely :) I'm looking forward to reading your posts :)

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Count Jess and me in on this one! We will write a post and do the rest of the items, too. We will post on Fairday's Blog.

What a beautiful gesture and a wonderful idea. I'm not only in, but will be spreading the word!

My post will be up May 27th and I will be including the link for the giveaway!

Your kindness is inspiring, as is your story!
Thank you-

That's great that your hosting this. That we will be sharing kindness that was given to others and that we got. And that it'll be showcased in an anthology. I'm posting all the days and I was wondering do they have to all be articles or can I do some poetry?

Thank you!

Happy to be a part of this. Thanks to Pat Hatt for pointing me in your direction.

Having been blessed by several random acts of kindness, I will be joining too. I found your blog hop on M. J. Joachim's blog.

Somehow, I didn't put my name on this blogfest. Why, I don't know!
May I write about how acts of kindness have helped me AND how my own acts of kindness have helped others??

Let me know, ok?

That will be perfect :) Thanks, Susan.

Happy to be part of this great endeavor.

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