random acts of kindness

Let’s try an even more awesome example. In the war-ravaged African nation of Liberia, it’s the Muslims who are the minority in a nation that is overwhelmingly Christian. They were in the middle of two consecutive decades of civil war, where factions of warlords basically staged a reality show where whoever committed the most atrocities won the country. Finally, a woman named Leymah Roberta Gbowee started convincing other women – Muslims and Christians both – to stand up and demand an end to the war. From mosque to church they went, recruiting women who were as fed up as they were.

These women proceeded to get right in the faces of the warlords, demanding an end to the violence. Keep in mind, this isn’t like protesting in America, where maybe you get pepper sprayed and spend a night in jail on a disorderly conduct charge. These are warlords who used drugged children as battlefield drones and mutilated the faces and limbs of anyone who stood in their way. These are people who used rape as a military tactic.

But in 2003, this group of women protested and shouted and increased their numbers, demanding that the warring factions sit down at the peace table and hammer out a truce. And they did. They actually stopped the war just to shut them up. Liberia held its first democratic elections two years later.

6 True Stories That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

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Man Used His Olive Garden All-You-Can Eat Pass To Feed People In Need

We really hope this kind of carb loading becomes a fad.

Back in September, Matt Tribe purchased Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass, which –- for $100 – invited customers to eat as much pasta as they possibly could over the course of seven weeks. But the Ogden, Utah man soon realized he could nourish himself and use the oodles of noodles to help homeless people, friends and strangers, according to his website, Random Acts of Pasta.

For more on Random Acts of Pasta go here. 

How I got TABINOF for free

Okay I’m kind of freaking out right now but do you need to hear this - this is amazing- this made my day this made my life like I’m actually about to cry how can human being still be like this.

Basically, today after school ended I decided to stop by BarnesAndNoble on my way home. This is because I tabinof came out today and I was just so excited that I couldn’t help myself so I had to see if it was, you know, actually real.

So I go up to the front desk and ask, “do you have a book here called the amazing book is not on fire,” and she just gives me this really weird smile and is like “follow me”, and she goes to another register And starts rummaging around underneath it.

she pulls out a copy of Tabinof and puts it in a bag and hands it to me.

I laughed awkwardly and told her that I don’t have any money to pay for it but she just smiles and shakes her head and says “apparently there was a woman who stopped by earlier who purchased 25 copies of this book and asked for them to be given to any person who comes here looking for it, and asks for it specifically.”

I was like “what”, but she just smiled and said “it’s yours”, and, I know it sounds lame, but I was so completely overcome with emotion.

My mom works part time and is trying to find a full-time job so money is really tight in our household, so I thought that i probably wouldn’t be able to get it for a couple months (or at all).

So, I would just like to say - whoever you are- random woman in the Huntsville, AL area - Thank you so much.

You are a reminder of why the phandom is truly unique and wonderful.

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It’s two days before valentine’s day. There’s a club at my school called the random acts of kindness club. it’s kind of a secret; no one knows who’s in it and when it meets. This club made over 1100 hearts for every kid in my school and put them in each locker. Every single one. Each said “you are loved”. So many people were smiling when they saw what was in their locker. It amazes me what little acts can make such a big difference in someone’s day. I guess going to school sometime really doesn’t suck. :)

Pay It Forward For Misha

I’m at MinnCon right now, and as most of you have probably heard by now, Misha Collins was mugged last night in Minneapolis. He’s fine, but obviously shaken up, and he did need some stitches and stuff. It’s a terrible thing to have happen to anyone, but especially to someone who has made it their life’s work to spread as much love and light around the world as they possibly can. I’ve been thinking all day about how to adequately show Misha and the cast/crew how sorry we are that this happened. I was thinking of the things I crave in times when I’ve been upset, things that are comforting, and one of those things for me is coffee. Obviously we can’t all buy Misha a coffee, he’d have a heart attack from the caffeine overload. But I was thinking that starting tomorrow (August 23rd), everyone who is able could “pay it forward” and pay for the order of the person behind them at the coffee shop, and then tweet “I ‪#‎paiditforward‬ ‪#‎forMisha‬”. Just something that kind of ties in with Random Acts and also puts out some positive energy after this horrible event. Whether or not you’re able to participate financially, please spread this around on your social media platforms as much as you can; I think it would be great if we could make a big positive impact for Misha after a frightening weekend. Thank you guys so much! Always Keep Fighting!