Giving Back to Those that Give -Updated

"The surest way to happiness is to lose yourself in a cause greater than you." 
Only a few days left!!!  
You are allowed to submit as many stories as you want.

Submit your kindness story below to be entered in to win a free box of gifts in a random drawing. The Giveaway goes til Sept 13, 20013. (It can be an kindness event you performed or witnessed.) 
(Share your story in the comments box below.)

I have been receiving so many amazing stories. I cant wait to share them all. I love the creativity, time, energy, and love you are all pouring out to others in your own way. So thank you all for sharing with me. The more love and positive energy you put out in the world, the more love and positive energy will come to you in your own life. 

“If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times... The more love you give away, the more love you will have.” ― John O'Donohue

Contest Details:
If you see someone performing an act of kindness take a picture or better yet capture it on your iphone cameras and send the video to me. If it is on youtube already, send me the link.

If you would to like to tell me your story, you are welcome to leave a voicemail and I will save your recording.  (send me an email and I will give you a number to leave a voicemail)

Or if you are a recipient of a good deed, send your story as well. Picture, video, email or via instagram. You can tag #starfishstories

And if you have just performed the deed yourself, send me your story as well. Again, it can be picture, video, email or via instagram.

My email is: rel87@ymail.com
Instagram is :ariellecaputo

Thank You !!


Easy Ways to Spread Love

“Sail beyond the horizon; fly higher than you ever thought possible; magnify your existence by helping others; be kind to people and animals of all shapes and sizes; be true to what you value most; shine your light on the world; and be the person you were born to be.” Blake Beattie

Here are some super easy and creative ways to pay it forward on a daily basis on any budget. I hope some of these pictures and ideas inspire you.
 Leave flowers anywhere; on cars, at bus stops...

Handwritten notes can make anyone stop and smile.

Leave random bills and coins; redbox, gas stations or on the street.

 Gift cards are fun and easy and there are tons to chose from.

 Randomly pay for the person behind you or next to you.

 Hand out water bottles. Or leave coins at a meter.

If you have more ideas, feel free to send them our way or post them up in Instagram. Tag #starfishstories or #deap. You can also download my Starfish Story Letter on the side of my blog to leave for people whenever you decide to pay for the person behind you. 

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” -Nelson Mandela


Starfish Stories

“Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond...”
― Jessy and Bryan Matteo 

I was scrolling through Living Social online looking for a specific coupon for my sister.  (BTW it's a great sight to find deals and coupons for food, activities, stuff and so on) I saw a $10 for $20 voucher for Sharky's Mexican Grill. I was thrilled for two reasons: that's a really good deal and its right by my house. So I purchased one, and immediately purchased another thinking someone else would probably love it to. 
After work my daughter and I went on the hunt to find our lucky candidate. Watch the video here. (it is an instagram video, so don't mind the rough editing) Enjoy

 My daughter, Kaliya, handed him the voucher along with our Starfish Letter (you can find the link on the side of my blog to download and print as well) and coins from her own piggy bank. 
And as we got back in the car she was sad because she wanted to find someone else to give her money to as well, but it was dinner and bed time for the little lady. I explained to her, that we will definitely do it again tomorrow. I was actually a little sad myself because I saw others I wanted to give one to as well. One day, money will not be a concern and we will be able to touch hearts all over the country - that is my goal. For now, we are very grateful to be able to make someone's day a little brighter one at a time.

“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.”
― Jana Stanfield


Kindness Jar

“Well, I made a difference to that one!” -Starfish Story

"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."
Ronald Reagan

So one of my good friends has a jar in his kitchen that he has been throwing all his lose change in. One day he mentioned how awesome it would be if he just randomly handed out the whole jar to a homeless person. 

 So I asked to tag along to try and get it on film.
We drove around our streets till we found our lucky lady.  And here it is.

I hope he can encourage you to do the same in your own little way. 
 Some days we cant always help everyone but we can definitely start with one. If you have a video or picture or story you would like to share, please email it rel97@ymail.com You can also upload it to facebook or instagram and tag #angelact @ariellecaputo



Fabulous Forward Fridays

Pay It Forward Friday graphic

Happy Friday !!

Join the movement and help spread love today. Do a random act of kindness to anyone you see today. Tag your photo #forwardfridays  or email your photos/story to rel87@ymail.com

We started off our Friday by handing our school teachers a beautiful flower to make them smile.:D

“Sail beyond the horizon; fly higher than you ever thought possible; magnify your existence by helping others; be kind to people and animals of all shapes and sizes; be true to what you value most; shine your light on the world; and be the person you were born to be.” Blake Beattie