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pass it forward
with the shine project

one of the most amazing and fun parts of blogging is what goes on behind the scenes. all of the networking, secret sharing, virtual fist bumps and encouragement through emails, tweets and the like seriously make my heart sing with joy! joining with other blogging forces has the potential to impact the whole world and knowing that me, tiny little me in my tiny little town, can be a part of that seriously gives me chills

what's that you say? you want to get in on some big time action? lucky lucky you... that is exactly what i'm going to share with you - a way that YOU can get in on a seriously amazing and transforming event.

ashley shine

one of the gals who possesses that gene for making BIG things happen is ashley over at the shine project. have you met her? have you been inspired by her lately? i'd be willing to bet the answer is yes but if you haven't then i highly recommend visiting her blog.

she is the mastermind behind spreading all things positive and a workhorse when it comes to getting on her hands and knees to make things shine.

today she is launching something huge. something awesome. something YOU can do to make a big difference in the world!

pass it forward with the shine project

a few words from ashley to tell you what it is about:

pass it forward was designed to get people to do little things, everyday, that makes an impact on the community around them. pass it forward is designed around a card (see below). each card is given a unique identification number. lets say we're at mcdonalds, and I decide to pay for the person behind me in the drive through. i'd give the cashier the card, and tell them to pass it along to the next car when they give them the food that has been paid for. i then go home and log into the website that was on the card, and find my unique ID number. i log into it, and add my information... my first name, city, and a description of what I did....
let's say the person behind me was you, you would pass it forward to someone else, and then would go home and do the same thing. from the very beginning, you will be able to track where your card goes, and how many people you affect just by doing one simple act of kindness.

shine card

note: be sure you have your pop-up blocker turned off when you click over to the website because a nifty set of directions pops up when you open the page!

want to get involved? okay okay! don't everyone jump in at once! head over to the shine project to learn even more about this awesome project, including how you can get a card to get started!

hope you see you there and watch your shine spread all over!!


  1. Replies
    1. I know - I can' wait to get my card and use it! :)

  2. What a cool idea! I love random acts of kindness. Our world needs more love! :)

    1. Our world is most definitely in need of more kindness... Ashley is so awesome for coming up with cool ideas like this! :)


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