What’s it’s all about?

#betheloveDC is An Acts of Kindness Revolution.

What if we changed the way people think about community service?  What if it wasn’t just about group projects, but an individual lifestyle?  

What if we all noticed the person next to us and did an act of kindness for them?

From March 17 to March 31, let’s try an experiment. Instead of only doing group community service projects, let’s turn service into a daily lifestyle.  For these two weeks, take a look at the world around you and find someone to do one random act of kindness for.  We want everyone to know that, no matter what is going on in their life, they are loved.

How to get involved:

1.) Click the button below and print out the sheet of cards.  Whenever you do your act of kindness, hand the person the card inviting them to join the revolution.  Chances are they will want to pass the kindness forward.

btl-card

2.) Tell us about it!  Comment below with what you’re doing so we can all be inspired by each other.

3.) Spread the word!  Feel free to use social media to let the world know what you’re doing.  #betheloveDC

4.) Celebrate with us!  We’re going to celebrate together everything that happened over the two week experiment during Easter services at Capital City Church on March 31st.  You are invited to join the celebration!

How you do it is up to you.  Every situation will be unique.  The one thing we all have to give is love.

12 Ways to Be The Love:

  • Pay for the person behind you at the drive-through or at a Starbucks.
  • Donate used books to a library.
  • Give to the homeless.
  • Help someone with yard-work.
  • Help clean someone’s house.
  • Return shopping carts for a store.
  • Listen to a friend in need.
  • Cook a meal for a friend.
  • Be kind to someone you dislike.
  • Help someone whose car is broken down.
  • Let someone go in line ahead of you.
  • Just say something nice to someone.

But don’t feel limited to just this list!  Be as creative as you’d like!

More service opportunities:

Looking for a specific place to serve as your random act of kindness? We’ll have some service opportunities in the DC Metro Area where we can all serve together.  Check out the link below for details.

upcoming-events

 

i. source: www.randomactsofkindness.org

 

14 thoughts on “#betheloveDC

  1. My first act of kindness was buying Starbucks for a senior behind me in line. She was so happy about it! Immediately said that God must be loving on her today. Loved that! We both smiled the whole day.

  2. So, I really love acts of kindness. My first act of kindness was sharing my grandmothers amazingly famous biscotti with the concierge at my building. It sparked a huge smile both for Vanessa and myself. Who doesn’t love grandmas biscotti? Really?

  3. This weekend I gave a single mother a weekend to herself by taking her daughter for the weekend. Also I plan on buying lunch for my office. It is such a blessing to be a blessing. To God be all the glory

  4. Today I bought a Smartrip for a mother and son who were stuck in the rain trying to get home by metro and then bus. And then I invited her to church and she said yes!

  5. Christina and I decided to buy a gift certificate at Chick-fil-a and gave it to the manager with a handful of palm cards. We watched anonymously from our table while she paid for random customers orders at the counter. There reactions were great when she gave the palm card and a paid receipt when they attempted to pay for their meal. She told me afterwards she gave half at the counter and half at the drive-thru, total of about 15 people! Then she showed me this website on her phone b/c she had been reading up on it as well!! So much fun!! Truly is better to give than to receive!!

  6. “Take what you love and make it how you love.” ~Joel Holm

    I love chocolate! My random act of kindness… I left chocolate at the doors of 100 neighbors. 🙂

  7. someone left chocolates at everyones doors tonight i think as i read here, andrea, way to go …. acts of kindness !!! that pretty special.

  8. I spent the past week on an Alternative Spring Break in DC. Part of this spring break was to take part in a 48 hour Urban Plunge. My group split into pairs and we live on the streets: panhandled for meals, money, slept in the cold. One of my meals was paid for by two young women through this church. I can not convey my appreciation for them and this kindness movement. Thank you two those two women for giving me hope in humanity and more importantly in Christians. From one believer to another, see you all in heaven.

  9. In the morning hustle today, I decided to get fast food for breakfast. A kind gentleman paid for my breakfast in the drive thru today and I got this card. During the month of December, I always participate in a Pay it Forward challenge but this was reminder, I don’t need to wait until December to be kind to others.

  10. Thanks, Chris. I hope you enjoy them!

    I had such a blast handing out chocolates and meeting neighbors that I decided to do random act of kindness #2… I got together with some friends last night and we made chocolate gift bags for the remainder of my neighbors in the building.

    To my neighbors… I hope this brightens your day! Know that someone out there cares 🙂

  11. One of our neighbors left a bag of candy on our door today with a be the love card. Thanks whoever you were and I can’t wait to perform a random act of kindness tomorrow!

  12. Oh I just went through all the comments and think I was one of Andrea’s lucky neighbors!! Loved the candy and thoughtfulness in the treats!!

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