Your May 2014 Tarot Horoscope (Full Picture Post!)

What does the tarot say for you this month?

It’s time for WILD new adventures!
Me and my electric guitar meet for the first time.  <3 Me and my electric guitar. <3[/caption] My Wild Unknown Tarot cards have been calling me to play. I’m rocking out The Parlour online tarot class this Saturday and The Parlour in person in NYC on Thursday nights – so come out if the cards are calling to you!

And if you’re looking for your future? Look no further! Here’s my gift to you for the month of May:
Your Monthly Tarot Horoscope!
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Aries – March 21 – April 19 : Six of Wands
Sweet Aries, you have been through it! You’ve been working to accomplish goals and make things move in your life. See those stacks of wands on the bottom? Those are the bramble that you’ve fought through to get what you want….and this card is about soaring above it all this month like that wild blue butterfly. Break out the rolling in the gutter best – because it is time to CELEBRATE. You’re going to achieve some sort of personal victory this month of May. Those seeds you planted awhile ago are all about busting out and blooming right now. This is about overcoming challenges and focusing on creating your success and gettin’ it. Get it. Get it!

Question: Successes, big and small, can make you feel electrified and on top of the world. For me, playing a song on my guitar start to finish without hesitating on chord changes gives me that high. What makes you feel successful in everyday life?

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Taurus – April 20 – May 20: The Ace of Pentacles
My Sisters and Brothers of Taurus…what a delicious sign this card is! The “ace” is all new things beginning and the pentacles indicate abundance. This is the start of something incredible. Because it’s your birthday month – this is your card for your brand new year, too – and what a year that will be! Notice the glowing center in the Ace of Pentacles card? That shows that one beautiful seed created a massive abundant tree. Your new year is all about planting those seeds and having your dreams grow into the things you’ve always wanted. Make sure to “tend” to your seed – focus, water with inspiration, and get ready to have a blossoming tree on your hands by the end of this year!
Question: Plants are reminders of growth for me. As I type this – I am surrounded by lush green plants in my workspace in my kitchen garden. They remind me to pay attention, to enjoy and to nurture. What is one seed (wild dream) that you want to nurture and grow this year?

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Gemini – May 21 – June 20: 2 of Pentacles

Gemini, you have been dealing with lots of change, and as your birthday is approaching, you might be noticing that you have been balancing ALOT. The Two of Pentacles is a gentle reminder to keep things in balance as you’re getting ready to approach your new year. Like the wild butterfly in this card, you soar when things are balanced – when you feel like you have your school or work in check and you also have space and time for friends and family. That balance is crucial to your creativity and peace of mind, so let’s get ready to cultivate it!

Question: Whip out your Google Calendar, Sunrise Calendar, iCal or whatever scheduling device you’ve got going on – and Wild Gemini – force yourself to make a schedule for the next week for work and for play. What does your ideal week look like that includes time for work and time for rolling around in the gutter with friends?

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Cancer – June 21 – July 22: 8 of Pentacles
My Darling Cancer, the number 8 keeps being drawn for you. Last month it was the 8 of wands and this month the 8 of pentacles. The spider on this card weaves her gorgeous web and gets lost in what she’s doing because she loves to create. She’s looking to weave a wild web around your month filled with creativity and va-va-voom. This month is about focusing on the things that make you lose track of time and make you feel electrified with creativity.

Question: You know those moments where you are having so much fun and are enjoying what you’re doing so much, you forget time completely? Sit for a moment and think of the last time you forgot about time and you felt a spark in what you were working on that made you feel truly alive.

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Leo – July 23 – August 22: 2 of Cups
Are you ready for a wild co-conspirator, Leo? The two of cups appears and I scream “partner-in-crime”! Generally this points to a romantic partnership in traditional tarot, but how I read this is – a joining of two to create one awesome thing, a teaming up, a powerful force. This could mean a love partner coming in for you, it could mean a strengthening of your current relationship, or it can mean a gorgeous business/fun partnership with a friend to compile your ideas and make something 10 times better than you could have done alone. Be on the lookout for the other half in creativity or love or BOTH!

Question: How would you like two of cups to blossom in your life? A creative partnership? A kickass friendship? A smoking hot relationship? Daydream about what that looks like and write a few sentences down in your journal about this. Call it in, Babe. You’ve got this manifesting thing down.

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Virgo – August 23 – September 22: The Fool
Time for a brand new beginning! The Fool is the first card of the deck and one of my favorites. The baby chick has a wild heart, no expectations and ALL adventure. You are PURE POTENTIAL right now – all of your options are open and you are ready for this next chapter in your journey. The sun is shining down on you. Let your heart guide you without limitations.

Question: You know those stories you hear of a person going to the airport with a single bag and deciding where they will go looking at the destinations when they get there? That’s you, Babe. Open your heart to be up for anything. What new life experience, adventure, or new thing do you want to try? The creative roads are open!

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Libra – September 23 – October 22: 9 of Pentacles

This month you are going to be feeling very self confident and gain a new sense of security in you are and where you want to be. In the traditional Rider-Waite deck – an image shows a woman looking over her garden and mentally taking in all the things she has grown. You’ve accomplished good things in life – keep going and see what other beautiful things appear in your garden. The 9 of Pentacles can also signify good things that your family has passed down to you and traits that you admire. What will you take with you as you move forward?

Question: Take a look at the things that you have accomplished so far. Name three things you’ve done (no matter if they are big or small) that you are really proud of that you’ve done.

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Scorpio – October 23 – November 21: The Hierophant
Sweet Scorpio, this month you are in your favorite place to be…a time of knowledge and learning. You are so hungry for knowledge and you love teaching others, as well as learning at the same time. The Hierophant symbolizes that exchange. This is a time where others will come to you and see you as a guide, and also a time where you will seek out your own teacher. Soak up this experience. Be a leader to others, and seek out people that inspire you as well.

Question: What do you feel like you can teach others? What do you seek others to teach you?

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Sagittarius – November 22 – December 21: 10 of Cups
Lovely Sagittarius….this change of seasons will rocket you into a whole new space where EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE. After going through some hard or emotional times in the last year, things start to fall into place for you. This month delivers that joy, abundance and happiness that you’ve been wishing for. Everything is in alignment and things will flow for you this month. Get out there and take advantage of all of these great things.

Question: What does a perfect day mean to you? Write down 4 things that happen in a perfect day for you. Start to put those things into your days. If you are conscious about creating that – this month is going to flow easily. Enjoy every moment.

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Capricorn – December 22 – January 19: 3 of Pentacles
My love, Capricorn, you are a hard worker who realistically pushes on into their dreams and life. This month, the cards say that true teamwork is the answer to get you what you truly desire. You are self-reliant and don’t like to ask others for help too often. Let go of that and your team will appear. The 3 of Pentacles is about being able to climb that mountain together successfully which is something far greater than we could ever do on our own. This month, reach out to others for help and creative ideas, forge ahead as an unstoppable team and prepare to take the world by storm!

Question: Who are your favorite teammates or people you feel are capable and solid to join your “team”? Who do you look up to? Who do you rely on? Put all hands in the middle and shout…it’s your time to show the world what it’s about!

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Aquarius – January 20 – February 18: The Magician
When the Magician comes up for me – the one message I always take with me is: “You have everything you need in front of you”. The Magician is the only one in the deck who has every single suit laid out before him. This card is charged with electricity and “doing”! You’ve got all that flowing through you right now. There’s no need to feel lack or uncertainty, dear Aquarius…..everything you need is before you. You are holding the magic wand and you have the power to cast your own gorgeous spell of your life story.

Question: What is “in your blood” or a part of you that you are really proud of? What are things that come natural to you? See your own beautiful power and mystify the world with it.

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Pisces – February 19 – March 20: 7 of Wands
Pisces, it is time to risk something new. That courage and passion has been building up and it’s time to shine brightly, inspire others and stand your ground of you are and what you stand for. Whenever this card comes up for me, I always know that it is something related to me that is a true passion and true dream of mine. I got this card when I was about to do our Kickstarter – it means – time to use that courage and passion to fight for what you believe in and go for it! In life, you can’t please everyone. You have to go for what you want and what you believe in. Stand tall and light the way. You will inspire others by doing so.

Question: What “risky” thing are you willing to try this month? If you knew you would succeed at anything you prepared to do….what would you fling yourself into? Charge that passion!

I hope you enjoyed your reading!
This post takes me longer than most so I can tap in and write the most accurate forecast possible.
If you enjoyed it, please share and RT with others <3
I’m passionate about doing this reading with you and want to share with the world.

If you want to answer the question your sign got in the comments – let’s do this together and move forward as a KICKASS community.

We are unstoppable together.

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The Parlour and Seeing Into Your Future

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The candles are being lit.
The tea is being brewed.
The cards are about to whisper their stories to you…

THIS Thursday in New York City and
This Saturday online EVERYWHERE
The Parlour is coming!

I can’t wait to share with you.
I’ll be sending off secret emails in the next 24 hours to those of you joining me.

And tomorrow, I will be doing a special Wednesday post…
tomorrow is the 3 year anniversary since a fire burned our home to the ground
and I wanted to share with you what I learned
that will help your own life
and maybe share photos I haven’t let anyone see before.

We are a community
and we get through anything together.

I love you, Danger Addicts.
See you tomorrow.

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Your Tarot Horoscope for April 2014 (Picture Post)!

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My Wild Unknown tarot cards have been my constant companions in the last month.
I’ve roamed the city through subways, buses, taxis and on foot- to sit across from people and read.
I’ve Skyped and read as far off as Australia, Japan, London and Mexico this month.

At 5am this morning, I was wide awake for no reason, watching the lights of the city and relishing the quiet rain-streaked streets.

I reached over to my cards and this is what happened…. Tarot Horoscopes for the coming month.  My gift to you for April.  Step into my parlour…

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Aries – March 21 – April 19 : Father of Wands
Sweet Aries, when I was a little girl, my Grandma used to tell me that people had magnets in their souls that would draw certain people to us, either the right people that we need in our path to grow, or people that will help us learn lessons. Your magnet is on full tilt this month, Aries, you will have that certain “je ne sais quoi”… and be exceptionally charismatic and also mysterious. Get ready to draw people and opportunities to you like a magnet!

Question:  How can you inspire others this coming month through sharing something you are passionate about?

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Taurus – April 20 – May 20:  9 of Cups
As the daughter of a gambler, I’m in love with this card. This is a card of luck, fortune and wishes come true, Taurus.  April is going to sail in like Las Vegas on a good night. Lady Luck is your co-conspirator this month. This an indicator that your wishes and dreams will show signs of coming true in this upcoming month. A bright future is unfolding for you….
Question: What does your heart desire?

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Gemini – May 21 – June 20:  3 of Cups

The 3 of Cups means time with good friends, Gemini.  These friends are the kinds of friends you will appreciate your whole life.  They are your confidants, your scheming partners, and your wild, fun-time people.  The month of April is a great time for you to reach out to those you who truly love and schedule something awesome.  The company of great friends will pull you through anything.  If you having been looking for great friendship in your life, it is on its way.  Take notice!

Question:  Who are your dearest co-conspirators?  Make a list.

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Cancer – June 21 – July 22: 8 of Wands
Life is starting to move, Cancer. If you are waiting for a phone call or important message to come to you this month – it is on its way. That feeling of stagnation is over as the 8 of Wands jump starts you into action. This also might indicate a trip. Whatever you are doing – results will come quickly this month. Action is all around.  Plant your seeds for the future.

Question:  What area of your life would you like to “move forward” with the most?  If you could get a positive phone call from someone about anything in the world…what would it be about? 

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Leo – July 23 – August 22: 7 of Pentacles
Leo, it is time for you to stop for a moment and take a look at all you have done and achieved. Take it all in and relish in the fruits of your labors. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back, and also look at where you would like to go from here. Are there any changes you would like to make? Be patient with yourself and make those plans.

Question:  Time for you to reflect:  What is something that you are really proud of that you have accomplished in the past few months?

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Virgo – August 23 – September 22: 7 of Wands
You are stronger than you know, Virgo. Inside of you, you have the courage to beat the odds. Whatever you are currently struggling with in this month, take heed, things will set themselves right. Don’t listen to others that tell you things can’t be done, they can be done, and you’re the person to do them! Stand tall.

Question:  What’s something you’ve always wanted to do that you’ve never had the courage to try before?  This is your month to do it!

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Libra – September 23 – October 22: 4 of Wands
Time to celebrate, Libra! The four of wands indicates spending quality time with friends, loved ones, or romantic partners and good times will be had by all. In the coming month, things will feel more stable and you will feel like things are moving forward.  The good times are ready to roll and power you through the months ahead.

Question:  What is going on in your life that deserves celebration?  The cards are saying you need to spend a little time to relish the good things – it will only bring more good things in!

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Scorpio – October 23 – November 21: 9 of Wands
My darling, Scorpio…you might feel as though you have been through a bunch since this year started. You have tried hard to make things happen and it hasn’t worked for you as you thought it would. You have been exhausted or confused, not sure where you will get the energy from to continue. Fear not, you are so close to your goal now, you are so close to making a change. You only have to glance up that staircase and see you dreams waiting a few steps ahead. Gather your strength, take those deserved steps. You are almost there!

Question:  What is one easy step that can help you move a little closer to your goals today?  Take it.

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Sagittarius – November 22 – December 21:  Son of Cups
Oh, Sagittarius….this coming month is a time to mingle with your imagination. Focus on your inner world and let yourself play in April. The Son of Cups brings message of self-love, love for others and new opportunities. You have the all the answers within you. Get those creative juices flowing – buy a box of crayons and go wild with them.

Question:  What does “play” mean to you?  How can you bring that carefree, fun, child-like energy to your life right now?  Schedule a play day for yourself!

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Capricorn – December 22 – January 19:  The Moon
Dear, Capricorn…it is time to rely on your intuitions and look to the messages that you receive in dreams. Your subconscious mind is trying to tell you something and wants to guide you along your path in this coming month. When the Moon comes up in a reading, I always feel like the message is to stay true to yourself…you hold the mysteries and secrets that you search for inside of you. It is a time to rely on yourself for the correct answer. You will find yourself being more intuitive than normal this coming month.

Question:  What’s been coming up in your dreams lately?  Any reoccurring themes?  Keep a journal by your bed and notice what the deep well of your mind is trying to tell you.

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Aquarius – January 20 – February 18:  6 of Pentacles
Get ready for some good prosperity and growth in April, Aquarius. The charity card indicates that you have good things coming to you and in return you will also share good things with others. This next month will find you lucky and in a generous space. You will feel the urge to share that “wealth” with others – whether it’s money, ideas or growth.  Luck and prosperity is shining down upon you this month – create a powerfully beautiful cycle of giving and receiving.

Question:  How could you donate your time or money this month to a cause you believe in?  What causes are dearest to your heart? 

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Pisces – February 19 – March 20:  The Hermit
Pisces, it is important to give yourself time alone to reflect and be “you”.   You need this precious time to ground, feel stable and be confident in your self. In giving yourself the time and space to reflect, you will receive answers and confidence, that you can then use to help others. You are a leader this month, who can “light” the way.   Trust in that.

Question:  What wisdom do you have to share with others?  What life experiences have you had that can help “light” the way for others?  When you are alone and have time to reflect, what does your inner wisdom tell you?

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How To Make A Tough Decision with 1 Easy Tip

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Two different roads are laid out before you.

↔  Maybe you’re struggling between taking a new chance in life vs. staying where you’re really comfortable and happy?

↔  Maybe you’re torn between continuing in a relationship that’s familiar and safe vs. venturing out on your own?

↔  Maybe you are battling between deciding if school is the way to go or if diving into real world job experience will help more?

↔  Should you stay in your hometown where you have connections, roots and family support or move to a city where you might have more opportunity to do what you love and start over?

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In the past, I’ve been so terrified of making the wrong decision, that I froze and made no decision at all.

I found myself being pushed in wherever direction life was taking me
rather than making my own decisions and taking the reigns.

It can be really frustrating, scary and stressful to figure out what to do.
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If you are in this space, fear not.
I’ve got your back with a simple solution to solve decisions big and small decisions.

This is my secret weapon to kill confusion and indecision:
“Peeking into the Future”

♥  Take whatever two decisions you have in front of you.

 Say both aloud to a friend as if they are already happening in the future:

For example – say you’re torn between taking a possibly once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mexico with your best friend vs. taking that money that you saved and buying a used car with it. You would say outloud: “I am taking a trip to Mexico with my best friend.” and then, “I am buying a used car with the money I saved.”

♥  As you say both things aloud – one will seem to be more the “truth” to you.  There will be more passion behind one statement.   Silently note which statement seemed more true to you and then ask your friend who listened which statement seemed more the truth.

It’s surprising what we subconsciously already know what we should do!

Bonus Trick from Burke
This is great tip that Burke always has used and taught me.
Whenever he’s faced with a big decision –
he flips a coin.

As the coin is in the air, most times, he realizes he already has a secret hope of what it will be.

In other words, in the split second that the coin is flipping in the air, you might realize that you really hope it comes up “tails” and that you can go on that trip to Mexico. When it lands on “heads” and you’re disappointed….you know your heart is telling you to take that once in a lifetime trip.
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I can tell you this…
in my lifetime so far, the only decisions I have ever regretted are the ones in which I chose against what my heart truly wanted.

Let your heart win.

Fuck everything else.

Love,
Veronica
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Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness Stories and Winners!

Ready to have your day brightened?
Here is the inspiring stories that were sent in for the Random Acts of Kindness Contest.
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This contest was dreamed up by the kickass force that is known as Revolverlution.
So much love and thanks to Lady Cyanide and White Rabbit Days for all they do to help change the world and inspire others.
You are my heroes.
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Indie Business Rock Star and Volunteering Hero –Lola Star donated THREE $25 Gift Certificates as prizes.
She believes in community, kindness and all of us thriving together….and she takes action!
Lola is one of my personal heroes – her work fostering and volunteering with animals is legendary, she is a true leader and a community builder. Not to mention her style and store ROCK. Here is she with her awesome furchild, Shimmer. Like her on Facebook to see all of her fun Coney Island adventures!
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Here are the Rockstars of Random Acts of Kindness (in order they were received):

Acts of Kindness 1: 
Name: White Rabbit Days
My act of kindness was sort of pre-established, but I volunteer at HYPA (helping young people achieve) after setting up a Youth Leadership Team and Peer Mentoring Unit there. Basically my role is both as a young person on the leadership team, and as a facilitator running workshops and training as well as providing support to those newer to leadership roles. I do about 5 hours, 3 times a week.
The Youth Leadership team is really exciting because it’s the first time in the history of HYPA, a youth organisation, that young people have been involved in the decision making process and been able to have a say in the way things are run, offer suggestions for improvements, influence policy and be able to take HYPA out into the wider community to advocate on behalf of homeless youth, and make HYPA more well known and better utilised by those in need. I’m really proud of my team, and that I’ve been able to found it.
I provided training this month in media, communication styles, general leadership and mental health, as well as supporting members of the team who were struggling in different aspects of their lives.
Other acts of kindness were more simple – being extra smiley, doing crisis support for Reachout.com,  helping lost kids find their parents, teaching tourists how to get around the city, and just being supportive to people who needed that.
I also do free photoshoots for families in need and teenagers to build confidence and self esteem.

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Acts of Kindness 2: 
Name:  Lady Cyanide

My first act of kindness was to help an old woman use the train. I was decked out in full goth regalia, complete with spiked collar, had my ipod in and faintly heard an “excuse me”, but i’d already put my ticket in and I was through the gates. Then I head it again, so I turned around. An old woman- who I had seen buy a ticket earlier- was holding her ticket out and trying to get someone, anyone’s attention but everybody kept ignoring her and walked past. 

I walked back, blocking that ticket barrier and asked if she needed my help. She was obviously a bit taken aback by my appearance, but she asked me how she could get through, so explained how to use her ticket and get through the barrier. Her ticket didn’t work, but as i’d just seen her buy it I directed her over to the rail staff to let her through. I then walked down to my platform. 

As I was waiting, I saw her come down the stairs, so she was also catching my train. She smiled and then walked over to me and thanked me. She said she kept asking people to help but everyone just kept ignoring her. 

My second act is volunteering, but not in the traditional sense. I’m volunteering to be a participant for a research project which is aiming to find the genetic basis of neurocognitive markers of affective and psychotic disorders- basically, they’re trying to find any genetic similarities between sufferers Vs healthy subjects. The aim is to find the link, which may be able to help in earlier diagnosis, and also find people who may be susceptible to developing an affective or psychotic disorder. 

As a sufferer of one of these conditions, I thought it would be great to help. While it won’t help me directly, if it prevents others going through what I have in order to get treatment, it is definitely worth it. I will give saliva tests, blood samples, an MRI and participate in cognitive tests, as well as describing my symptoms in a questionnaire.

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Acts of Kindness 3:
Name: Moises Rodriguez

Last month I volunteered at my schools food drive to donate can food and make thanksgiving baskets to underprivileged families.
Also while in the downtown LA I took quarters and put them in parking meters that ran out of time or almost ran out.
And I wrote little notes that say positive things and to cheer people up because everyone has their own battles to fight daily and I put them on bus stop benches, on crosswalk buttons and coffee shop tables – anywhere where people see them and are able to read them.
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Acts of Kindness 4:
Name: Michelle

It’s not much, but… Something unexpected happened at work today. One of my coworkers is mentally challenged…and she is constantly made fun of by other people I work with. It gets as bad as managers referring to her as “the stupid one”.

We work different shifts typically (me in the morning and her in the evenings) so I only get to talk to her on the rare occasion our shifts overlap.

Today was one of those rare days.

She was drawing.

I asked if I could see what she was working on. Turns out, she was in the process of creating HUNDREDS of hand drawn designs/templates for buttons. So I asked her what it was all about, and she told me she’s saving up for a fancy pro button maker, AND she’s planning on launching a Kickstarter in January to kick off her art business.

I offered her my services for graphic deign stuff (no charge) as well as helping her spread the word.
Then she got to telling me how she’ll have to take the bus to do all her promoting, so I promised I would do what I could when the time came, put up flyers, and stuff like that.
As our conversation was ending, another coworker asked her about her art as well, so maybe it was contagious 🙂

Acts of Kindness 5:
Name: Snail Boy (@horatiohappened)

I am here to tell you about my story – how me and my Mum helped a man in a storm.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the situation where I could take photos of what was going on but I can always show you the street where it happened if you’d like.  So, here it is:

It was very dark, coming up to Yule and in the UK we were getting really bad weather. As in, trees had been uprooted further north of where I live in London. It was also raining and the traffic was speeding past to get home. Me and my Mum were bringing back our puppy from the vet where we just picked up her medication so I had to sit I’m the back to make sure she didn’t get on the seat and rip her stitches (Jemma, you remember?). We saw an old man walking through the traffic and stopped to let him cross the street – nobody else looked like they were going to anytime soon. Then I heard him.

He was stumbling across the street with his cane and calling for help. The cars still weren’t stopping so I looked to my mum and I hopped out to help him in to our car. Poor guy looked so disoriented and in a panic. He explained he just wanted a lift from somebody down the hill because of both the storm and his disability, he even chatted yo the puppy in the back and thanked us.

I got down when we arrived in the quiet street and walked him to his door.  He was talking to me on our short-but-long walk, telling me about how animals know and his cat as a child, always coming back at the exact time his mum would tell it.  I know from looking after my grandmother, but this gentleman reinhanced this message – the elderly are a fountain of wealth when it comes to stories and knowledge, we severely undervalue them in today’s world, in the Western world more than anywhere.

There’s more I do, just little changes to pay it forward what people have done to help me come out from a bad place and still do today. If I’ve got the change, why not pay it to the person in front?

I did this for a woman once, she was only short about 40p (just under a dollar for you) and I had it. The amount of gratitude for being what I thought was decent was fucking overwhelming. She was acting like I’d carried out CPR on her daughter or done some other act of heroism.

People just don’t expect to be helped even in the smallest of ways these days, and whilst sad, it’s a hell of an incentive!

Acts of Kindness 6:
Name: Reegan Bonar

Well I work in a really boring job 2 days a week serving cakes and pies. People are rude and don’t see me as a person, just as someone who feeds them. To try and make me feel better I start conversations with people and always give them a compliment. This gives the customer a confidence boost and allows me to chat to people to pass my day. It is a bit of a win win. I do this several times a day to cheer people up. Now I have people coming in and chatting to me regularly and if they are supper nice I give them a large cup of tea. No one can complain at free tea, right?
I have also helped a first year at my University with tips how to study. I didn’t want to ask her for pictures, or give out her details but here is her story. I found her crying in the psychology toilets and started chatting to her. She told me how stressed she was and she is not naturally smart and had to work so hard to get into University. She was embarrassed as so many people in her class get good grades with no effort and she was to put in 100% to get a half decent grade. She was so stressed with exams coming up I knew I needed to help her. She wanted to leave University as she said it was too much for her and she couldn’t do it. I took her to a computing room and organized all her notes. I showed her how I plan essays and memorize material. I make a revision timetable with her. Now we meet one a week to revise stuff together and if she needs any help or tips she can call or email me any time. She has improved so much and I know she will ace her exams in January. She is no longer doubting herself, which makes me so happy and proud!

Acts of Kindness 7:
Name: Jackie

Hi!
I’m Jackie and here is what I did! I posted a poster in the entrance to a building in my school. It was finals week and it had different positive saying at the bottom. It said take one and pass it on. When I left my hour long final all the tabs had been taken. At my final two days later I was handed one!
I helped a strange women on the subway figure out how to get to the museum!
I was walking home one day when a child tripped and fell. I heard the mother complaining she did not have a bandaid. I happened to have one so I gave it to them!
I donated blood. (As always it turned my arm blue from a bruise!)
I made balloon animals at a holiday party with the VKA.
I played an elf at Operation Santa smiles. Along with that I wrapped presents for them and the VKA party donated toys that we brought! It was so great! My mother also joined me for those 2 events! Also I am happy to say the cat I rescued over the summer is happy healthy and my love!
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Acts of Kindness 8:
Name: Kristi

I mainly gave money to people/charities who crossed my path and needed it more than myself, even though I’m out of a job and borderline broke. 
My main face-to-face interaction happened two days before Christmas:
My friends and I were walking across the Walmart parking lot when a man approached us. He apologized for bothering us but wanted to know if we could spare any money so that he would be able to eat that night. My friend, Evan, barely hesitated before pulling a wad of ones from his wallet. The man was telling us about how he had just lost his job. I myself had been out of work for a few weeks, it sucks. I had a few dollars in my pocket which I offered him before he thanked us and turned away. He looked genuinely surprised. Evan later commented that even if the guy buys beer with our money everyone deserves beer on Christmas. But, I like to think that he actually bought food.

Acts of Kindness 9:
Name: Jamie Slater

Tex and Bundy are – very plainly – a man and his dog. Bundy rides on the tank of Tex’s motorbike, with a proper vest, goggles and harness, and they travel around Australia raising funds and awareness for multiple causes. At this particular event, they were raising funds for Project KidSafe, a group dedicated to helping the victims of child abuse. I helped by walking Bundy around the venue and just generally spreading the word about Project KidSafe, and raised nearly $30.

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Acts of Kindness 10:
Name: Jade Addis

So at the end of December, I volunteered at Hollyhedge Animal Sanctuary. I’d volunteered there before…but the ‘How To Change the World’ Blog post, really helped push me to go again. 
In 2012, Like Ve, I too lost my animal companion.
This beaut, was my baby! I adored this creature with all my soul! I even spoke to Veronica at the time it happened…it killed me inside when we had to put her to sleep. She slept on my bed for 13 years of my life, she was my best friend, and my spirit guide.

I couldn’t really face animals for a long time after this happened…it hurt. I guess maybe I was afraid to move on…or for Sheba to be looking down on me and seeing my ‘cheating’ :’)
 But reading that blog post, made me think – these animals still deserve the help and the love. My pain needs to be put aside, and their pain should come first. I can bring a few hours of joy to their lives, so why am I not doing it. 

Below is a load of pictures from my day… As well as volunteering for the day, I also got my local customers to make a collection bag of food, treats and old blankets. I went on about 10 doggy walks, did the feeding rounds, had to clean up after poor parvo ridden puppies. Washed up all the doggy bowls, played ball, and gave a motherfucking load of cuddles.
I think I helped them…but they definatley helped me!
(I even wore my World Domination Tee!)

Love, Jade Addis
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Acts of Kindness 11:
Name: Miss C

I love to help people. I got lucky in life with the path that I’ve been put on. I work at a hotel (two hotels, full and part time). I’m tasked daily with being nice and helpful to people in need. My hotels happens to be in a city nicknamed the “Destination Medical Center” most of my guests are here for treatment, they are here to heal, or to hope for family members to heal. It’s a stressful environment and it hard to see so many people suffering each day as they stay at my hotel. So I’ve tasked myself with trying each day to help. To do something within my power when I can. Even if it’s just a smile or a quip about our beyond freezing weather and mountains of snow.

Two of my favorite stories or the most recent I suppose have to do with Love and Being Lost.

Last night I had a couple walk in. Very sweet, definitely in love but a little short on money for one of our more romantic suites. They didn’t care. I could tell that all that really mattered to these two was that they were together for their anniversary. I love that. I want it in my life so I gave them some magic. I upgraded them to a beautiful suite on the top floor. The view is magical- twinkling lights and snow falling. They loved it. That’s all I needed.

A week or so back I had a team of college basketball girls in. They were all here for a tournament and finally ready to head back home. Then our weather turned. It’s been gross out. Snow, a cold snap, we’re getting it hard. They were miserable and worried they wouldn’t make it home so I bagged up some of our hot chocolate chip cookies and sent them with to the airport. It was simple and quick but the head of the college sent me a letter thanking me for what I’d done. That’s when I realized how amazing it is to be thanked. I don’t think it happens enough with honest sentiment. It’s so easy and such a throw away phrase to say “Thank You” so when I say it now I mean it. Everytime.

I do things like this everyday, I’m part of two volunteer organizations and I generally go out of my way to be helpful. With Kickstarter and Internet Petitions at my fingers it’s getting so much easier but having an internet family like Revolverlution makes me so thankful. I loved being a part of TeamRevolver and making dreams happen and bringing us all together again is a wonderful blessing.

I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you. For reading our stories and inspiring us to work harder at helping others. It’s a crazy world and the amount of  magic, love, and kickassness that we bring together is going to be something to marvel at. I’m so psyched. I love you all!

LovexMagic

MissC

Acts of Kindness 12:
Name: Kurt
My family and I volunteered, for the first time, a few weeks ago at Forgotten Harvest.  They are a kick ass locally organization that collects perishable food from stores and restaurants and then redistributes it almost immediately to the needy.

We packed 3000 lbs of meat sticks(!) into small packages to be delivered around town to soup kitchens, shelters and halfway homes.

We plan on going back at least once a month.  My youngest son took the picture below:

 Please, no need to enter me into the contest.  Just know that YOU GUYS ROCK! 

Love from Detroit,
Kurt
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Acts of Kindness 13:
Name: Stevi
Hello!
Back in early December I read about the Revolverlution Acts of Kindness Challenge and decided to participate.
Here is what I did:
On December seventeenth I volunteered my day to helping a child shop for Christmas. The event is similar to “shop with a cop”. In my area police officers, military, firefighters, and college students (Myself included) volunteered our time to help children who couldn’t afford a Christmas be able to have a good one. Each volunteer got 1 to 3 children and helped them shop for items they needed and wanted for Christmas. The child I shopped with was a little girl named Amanda, she is a fourth grader in Carson City, Nevada. It was a really awesome experience. At 8 o’clock in the morning I arrived at the local Wal Mart to help set up. The children arrived at 9 am. Since this was a Christmas event, there was a Santa Claus who flew in on a helicopter right in the parking lot! It was a great experience for everyone. I went shopping with Amanda until close to noon, then we wrapped her presents, and after I was able to take her to lunch at McDonalds. After that I took her to her bus to head back to school.
Aside from that event I spent my time doing a bunch of little random acts of kindness. If I stopped in for some coffee I would pay for the person behind me, when I ate out I would anonymously pay for a persons lunch.  I have no pictures for those things, but I do have pictures for the notes I left with flowers. A few years ago when I walked to my car I noticed flowers and a note on it, and all it said was “Never stop being amazing”. It was the best surprise I have ever received, so much so I remember it years later. So I decided to do the same thing. Every few weeks I bought a bouquet of flowers and wrote little notes and put them on peoples cars and front doors. I have some pictures I took when I was making the notes and attaching it to the flowers.
Thank you so much for presenting this challenge! I had so much fun and it was unforgettable for me.

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WINNERS: All of you are winners for participating. Email me your mailing address with “Random Acts of Kindness” in the title and I’m writing each one of you a thank you card with stickers. <3

The three winners chosen by RANDOM.ORG for the Three Lola Star $25 Gift Certificates are:….drum roll, please!
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Congratulations to: Stevi, Michelle and Jade!

How To Change A Stranger’s Day with Three Words.

My Snow Shoes.

I was ready for an adventure.
The sun was streaming through the trees.
In the forest that I walk, there is a large heart shaped rock and the bottom point of the heart points home.
At the heart rock, that is where the trail breaks off into three different trails to choose….
I closed my eyes and was drawn towards one.
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I imagined myself in some old Choose Your Own Adventure book.
I wondered where I would end up and what treasures I could find in the wild.
The path was waiting….
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I could hear the stream
singing in the distance.
Branches on the ground were shaped like runes.
I looked up to the sun in the sky.
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I turned a corner and…
stopped in my tracks.
There it was.
Between two trees on a board of wood:
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When I saw it, my whole chest lit up like I found the secret I was looking for.
Some twigs a stranger arranged to spell the words to the world
that I stumbled upon
in the middle of a forest.
I’ll never know the person who did it –
but seeing that made my day.

It inspired me to gather twigs and sticks and create my own “I love you” messages – one which I left in front of our hobbit door of our house for Burke to find when he came home.

I peeked through the crack where the two doors came together and saw his face change when he saw it.
He found treasure there, too.

The UPS guy, the next day, thought it was pretty cool, as well.

Tomorrow is a big day.
It is the last day to submit to the Act of Kindness Challenge and the last day to submit your name and mailing address to be included in the International Secret Valentine Exchange.
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Over 100 responses came in during the first few hours of the International Valentine Exchange…this is a chance for you to be able to send a Valentine to a stranger somewhere in the world, and for another stranger somewhere else in the world to send one to you. We are making this Valentine’s Day a secret adventure.

Please pass on this info to others, put it on your facebook and your twitter, spread the word so that no one needs to feel alone or sad on that day. My goal is to get 1,000 people involved in the project. We can do this together. Click here for the link with all the info!

Please join us. Your kind words can make a huge difference to someone else. Know this.

Love to all…. Wave at me in the comments after you’ve signed up!
xoxo

Join US! International Valentine Exchange with Revolverlution!

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Valentine’s Day can be a lame holiday. And we want to make it kickass!

So – me, Lady Cyanide and White Rabbit Days started a new Revolverlution project: International Valentine Exchange.

Want in? It’s easy!
1. Send your name and mailing address into revolverlution@live.com.au by January 31, 2014.
2. You will receive your secret person by February 2nd.
3. Make a Valentine, buy a Valentine, write a poem, do whatever you want – send something fun by February 4th so your Secret Person will get their Valentine in time.

I’m doing it.
Spread the word, let’s make something awesome happen together.

<3 Veronica