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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Why we are here.

A few months ago, my best friend and I were talking about how we wanted to start a blog together. We only live two hours away from each other, but it is far enough where we don't really see each other very often. We wanted an activity that we could do together, while being geographically apart. That's how this lovely blog got started...well not really. After a few tries at making different blogs, with different themes, we came up with one. Actually more like one came to us. Haili had a friend named Mandy (you can read about her by clicking her name at the top of the page), and she inspired us to be better.

Mandy's motto was, "kindness is contagious, catch it". Now just letting you know now, I never knew Mandy, but her story and legacy really left an impression on me. Mean while Haili was seeking to find a way to honor Mandy herself. Then one day we came up with the idea of making a blog (both in separate places at the same time...that's when you know it's supposed to be) where people could share acts of kindness that they have performed, or others have performed for them. We would love to hear what you have been doing. Please email us with your stories at allthepennies{at}gmail{dot}com. It doesn't have to be really big, or planned out, it could be as simple as giving a smile to someone who is having a bad day. Just by telling them to us, you can inspire others to do good as well, and who knows how big that ripple effect could be! But one thing is for sure, nothing will happen if we do nothing.

Eventually we would love to have the opportunity to perform some really big service project, with as many people as we can get to join in. We also wanted little reminders that Mandy's motto is always with us, so stay tuned for the next few weeks and we will have a way for you to do that!

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