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40 Acts – Day 27 – Make Something

Get creative and have a go at making personalised cards. If you’re even more creatively gifted, why not paint, cook or knit something as a special gift for someone? I’m going to bake flapjacks tomorrow evening. I feel in the mood for flapjacks and because I’m so kind I’ll share with my family.

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Wowzaaaa!!! Stats

Yesterday I reached well over double my usual amount of viewings in one day!! I don’t write this blog to gain followers or views or whatever. I use this as my diary. A place for my to ramble on. I love having a blog! Thank you for everyone’s continued support!

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40 Acts – Day 24 – Take Someone New

Scan the current offerings and look for a film with a little depth to it. You might want to read a couple of reviews before you go, to see if it’s going to be an appropriate film and also as fuel for conversation later. Get a group together and make a point of inviting some new people. Other ideas: think …

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40 Acts – Day 23 – Clear Out Your Wardrobe

Have a clear out today. Why not organise a clothes swap with people donating £1 or more per item traded? Whatever you do, keep it simple and give the money to a charity you want to support I cleared out P1s clothes last week – bagged up ready for P2. I then started on P2s – she has so many! …

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40 Acts – Day 22 – Love Your Church

Visit your local church. If you wish, you can offer more. A flower arrangement? A meeting or supper held in your house? A standing order or one-off donation? A meal out for the vicar, spouse and children? By all means pledge a gift of time or food or money or love, once a year on Mothering Sunday I promised myself …

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40 Acts – Day 21 – Say Thank You

Think about those people who’ve helped you or had a positive influence on your life. Phone, write a letter or even visit them to say ‘thank you’. Remember the small things too – the everyday things which deserve a ‘thank you’. I sent an email to my OH this morning thanking him for literally everything. I didn’t just say “thank …

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40 Acts – Day 20 – Smile

As you go about your day, consider what you might have to smile about and make a conscious effort to share your smile with those around you. Think about how you behave around people you don’t know so well – those in the supermarket, at work or on your daily commute – can you encourage them with a smile today? …

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40 Acts – Day 19 – Hug

Offer a hug to someone today who may need one, a family member or someone you ‘randomly’ meet today. (Make sure they would like one before you give them a bear hug!) Or, be proactive and make a ‘free hug’ sign and head for your local town or city for 20 minutes and wait and see what happens. If you …

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40 Acts – Day 17 – Surprise Someone

Think of somebody close to you that you would like to surprise. Timing is everything so think about when the surprise would be most appreciated. You don’t have to wait until a special occasion, such as, a birthday, or an anniversary. A surprise is mostly welcomed if it is done genuinely from the heart and well considered. What does that …

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40 Acts – Day 15 & 16

I haven’t been able to do yesterday’s or today’s challenges. But for anyone who may be following the challenges through my blog here they are: DAY 15: CELEBRATE CULTURAL DIVERSITY Organise a ‘celebrating cultural diversity’ day – in your work, school or church. It can be as simple or extravagant as you like! Invite people to bring different world foods …

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40 Acts – Day 14 – Check The Label

Take a look at the labels on your clothes. Think a little about how your clothes were made; the countries they came from and the people who made them. Take a look at www.ethicalconsumer.org and do a little research about the organisations who make your clothes. To what extent do they ensure good working conditions for their garment workers? Next …

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40 Acts – Day 11 – Buy Fairtrade

Today will mark the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight where organisations and charities aim to raise the profile of Fairtrade. Why not ensure that you buy one more Fairtrade item in your next shopping basket? Or perhaps you could hold a Fairtrade Big Brew (including coffee of course!) to promote Fairtrade Companies I’m not the one that does our shopping. If …

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Welcoming Warmth

I managed it into church today. On arrival; we (P2 and I) were greeted with so many friendly familiar faces. The church itself hasn’t changed but there was so many new people – although new people that seemed to know my parents. P2 was bombarded with pokes and prods from all different ages. She ended up getting quite frustrated I …

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40 Acts – Day 10 – Grab A Cuppa

Who could you ‘grab a cuppa’ with today? Seize the moment this weekend and invite someone new for a coffee or to your house for tea and cake. Get to know your neighbours and ‘grab a cuppa!’ 40 Acts was certainly not designed for me! I hate tea and coffee. Although I can do today’s task on the day for …

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40 Acts – Day 9 – Get Together

It’s simple. Invite your friends over, order a curry and spend an evening catching up. I like this one. This one I can do. Yesterday I planned to go and visit my friend. I’m not a social butterfly at the best of times. And prefer my little collection of online friends via Facebook. Lets face it… It costs less. I …

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