guerrilla goodness: the chocolate chain

September 14, 2011

There are about 57,000 other things I should be doing right now…like answering e-mails for instance! All I can think about is chocolate…and your outpouring of kindness to me from all the O excitement. I feel like I just had a baby, emotionally exhausted and totally blissed out.

So I wrote last night to the Facebook crew (so nice to have new friends, please join us!!):

“GUYS! I think we need some sort of kindness chocolate chain letter exchange…don’t you need a little something chocolatey like right now?”

And you answered because we all need a little bit of something chocolatey…and Laura had an awesome idea of buying a chocolate bar for yourself and then one for a  friend and passing it on, and on, and on…and I thought that was fantastic…imagining how far the chocolate chain might go! So instead of laundry and an insane amount work, I promptly went out and bought an obscene amount of very lovely chocolate this morning.

So here’s the deal:

1. If you are not totally freaked out to Facebook friend a complete stranger or send me a mailing address to patience@kindnessgirl.com, I will SO happily send you a 2 bars of chocolate- one for you, one for a friend or one for you to leave some where anonymously.

2. Along with the bar, you will leave a little encouraging note asking the next person to do the same.

3. If strangers isn’t your thing, start your own chain! The encouraging news is chocolate is almost everywhere (thank God!)

4. If you are in Richmond and want to join in on the chocolate postal kindness magic or chip in with some bars, contact me and we’ll gather chocolate and mail these babies out together!

I can only imagine what chocolate and kindness can do together!!

(for all the pretty lovers- the sunflower doilies were found at the dollar store! The dollar store, I KNOW!)

ETA on 10/2- I have now reached my chocolate gifting limit loves (100 bars! woohoo!!! if you e-mailed me before the 2nd, yours is still coming), but YOU can start your own chocolate chain!! Do it, it’s so much fun!!!

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16 Responses to “guerrilla goodness: the chocolate chain”

  1. Tess Says:

    Great idea! (As usual.)
    Already have these wonderful, Dollar Store doilies in my inventory!

  2. Brittany Says:

    I’m definitely in for the chocolate chain. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet/chat with you tomorrow! I’ll bring the chocolate. 🙂

  3. Heather Says:

    Just read your article in O Magazine! Read this post and thought…….I must tell Patience of the song that keep replaying in my head as I read……I was as Starbucks last week and picked up Colbie Caillet’s All of You CD…….listen to “Think Good Thoughts”.

    It is going to PICK you up when you need it!


  4. love. it. all.

    i’m in.

    xo.
    suzanne

  5. Claire Says:

    Love, love, love this!! I am definitely in! I’m going to pass the chocolate “love” around…. and make sure it keeps on going. Great idea!


  6. im so in,P!!thanks for the great and awesome idea..kindness and love does change everything…you’re definitely an inspiration…

    *rushes to the store to get chocolates*
    cant wait to make someones day and to see the smiles on their faces..

    yay for chocolate chain!!!.


  7. I’m in, too! I’d love to help with mailing the chocolate magic – when? Where?

  8. Jess Says:

    I was just about to ask about the doilies! Duly noted.

    This is such a great idea. I wish my brain worked like yours!


  9. i’ve been reading your blog for a while now, but i have never commented before but i just had to tell you this. yesterday for kindness day, i didn’t know how or where kindness was going to strike or what i could do to contribute to it. at the very end of the day i was sitting at the nickel bridge toll on my way home. i was behind a guy who seemed to keep throwing money in over and over and the gate just wasn’t lifting. i have an ez pass myself, but i keep a secret spot of quarters and dimes because that toll used to eat my money too. and there it was, my chance. that frustrated stranger smiled from ear to ear as he took my money and finally got that crazy gate to lift. you were the inspiration for me to keep that stash of change hidden in my car, just in case. thank you for helping us realize small new ways to be kind!


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  11. angelica Says:

    I absolutely LOVE this idea! I’ll start it in Chicago tomorrow 🙂 so excited to share the joy with random chicagoans


  12. I’ve got 101 things to do this afternoon, but I’m officially making Chocolate Love number 102. Off to spread the sweetness!

  13. Anne Says:

    I’m into the chocolate chain as well. Am thinking of starting it in the office and see how far I can go. Wish me luck:-)

  14. Lindsay Says:

    I love this idea. I have a friend whose been having a tough time lately; I’m picking up a chocolate bar this afternoon to send her!


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