Celebrating the life of Virginia Booth through random acts of kindness.

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This page was started to track the 89 acts of kindness that I am performing in memory of my great-grandmother Virginia Booth. If you’ve received an act of kindness, let me know how it changed your day!

Virginia E. Booth Scholarship Fund: Thank you for considering a donation to the Virginia E. Booth Scholarship Fund. Donations of any size are appreciated. For every $10.00 donation you will receive a “Kindness Packet” via email.  Packets include Jinjey’s bio, ideas for kindness, and “Caught in the Act” cards.100% of proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. Donate to the scholarship fund

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Many of you have expressed interest in making financial donations that will fund the acts of kindness. While I would encourage you to commit the act I know there are circumstances that my prevent some people from leaving their homes.  So I’ve set up a separate account for funding my Acts of Kindness. If you would like to donate to this instead of the scholarship fund you can make your donation here

89 Acts of Kindness

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Act 31; Wednesday, October 30th, 2013: My school was having a blood drive, so I decided to donate. I usually donate whenever I get the chance, but I've been so busy that I haven't been able to get down to the blood donation center to donate since May. It was brought to my attention that I've now donated 1/2 gallon of blood! That's about 12 lives saved! Donating blood is a great way to save lives, and I love knowing that I'm helping total strangers get the treatment they need.

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I hope everyone has had an awesome past few weeks! I've been so hung up with school lately that I haven't been able to post very much. Anyway, here's an act for you! I don't remember the exact date, though :/
Act 31; October, 2013: At my school, we have dogs, cats, mice, rabbits, and rats (the perks of being a vet tech!). Every six months, the dogs and cats get adopted out, and one of the ways we reach out to the public is through our Facebook page. The kennel manager asked if we would write bios for the animals describing their personality and saying a little bit about them, so I wrote a few :) I love writing, and I have spent a lot of my free time in the kennel with the animals, so I really enjoyed this act! I'm scheduled to donate blood next Wednesday as my next act (I was deferred last time for having too high of a heartrate). Fun, fun stuff!

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I'd just like to share this song with all of you. Vienna Teng has been a great inspiration in my life, and this song has really moved me. I hear it, and I think about Jinjey, and how there are times that all I can do is "close my eyes and hope the memories do not fade." Then I'm reminded that although "[her] body's gone, the [wo]man still remains." She still lives on through her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, and even now through perfect strangers who are inspired by her kindness. After all, I'm just a reflection of her wonderful spirit.


Vienna Teng – Say Uncle
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Say Uncle Artist: Vienna Teng Album: Waking Hour (2001) Lyrics Everyone agrees it came too soon It was only meant to be an interception You kept fear of deat…

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I'd just like to share this song with all of you. Vienna Teng has been a great inspiration in my life, and this song has really moved me. I hear it, and I think about Jinjey, and how there are times that all I can do is "close my eyes and hope the memories do not fade." Then I'm reminded that although "[her] body's gone, the [wo]man still remains." She still lives on through her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, and even now through perfect strangers who are inspired by her kindness. After all, I'm just a reflection of her wonderful spirit.


Vienna Teng – Say Uncle
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Say Uncle Artist: Vienna Teng Album: Waking Hour (2001) Lyrics Everyone agrees it came too soon It was only meant to be an interception You kept fear of deat…

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I know I've already posted this image before, but I'm curious again :) What "bad" or "annoying" things are you thankful for?
– I'm thankful for student-teacher meetings, because it means my instructors care about how I'm doing.
– I'm thankful for the dog hair that covers everything I own, because it means Leo is always with me.
– I'm thankful the price of Nutella is so high, because if not, I'd probably consume my body weight in Nutella every week.
– Finally, I'm thankful for the notifications that incessantly are popping up on my phone, because it means that more people are seeing these acts of kindness, and hopefully being inspired by them :)

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Act 30; Sunday, October 6th, 2013: Every Sunday before church, I go to the gas station up the street and get some hot chocolate (I hate coffee, but it's nice to feel like a grown up with my coffee cup :) ). Today, there was a man sitting outside with a sign asking for whatever you could offer. I went inside and bought a chicken sandwich, and brought it out to him. He was very appreciative and thankful! These are some of my favorite acts to do, because I really feel like I'm helping out the people who may not have the means to get help any other way. I know that there's a lot of doubt surrounding whether they "need it" or not, but I would rather give food to a person who isn't necessarily in "need" than not give to someone who hasn't eaten for three days. It was a great experience!

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Happy Birthday, Jinjey! Today would have marked her 90th birthday. To celebrate, I'd like to ask that as many of you as are able to, make a special effort to do an act of kindness today. I will, too, and post it later on tonight or tomorrow morning. Please keep each other in mind today, and do your best to be kind to one another. (Pictured: Jinjey and my mom, Shelli)

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I hope all of you are having GREAT days/evening/mornings, and I would also like to hear some feedback and ideas on some acts to do. Tomorrow, I'm going to donate blood as Act #30, but I would really like to hear from you all; maybe you have some creative act ideas! Let me know in the comments!

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Act 29; Friday, September 6, 2013: It's the start of a new term at my school — and that means new binders. My old 3" binder couldn't hold all of my papers, so I went out and bought a new one. While I was in one of my classes, I overheard one of my classmates talking about how she didn't have a binder and all of her papers were just floating around in her bag in as organized of a fashion as she could get them; so after our lunch, I brought her my old one! It's a small act, but an act nonetheless! I'm really glad that I was able to help her out!

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Act 28; Sunday, August 25, 2013: Oh my! I'm not sure if this is an act of kindness, so much as just an act of quick thinking. I was sitting at a T-intersection, when the truck stopped adjacent to me began to pull out. He continued on up over the curb, and through two porches before coming to a stop in the next yard. I put my warning lights on and began to call 9-1-1. When I got out of my car, I saw through his back window that he was having a seizure! I ran to his passenger side window to make sure he was ok. Then, I went around to the driver's side, opened the door, reached over and put the car in park, then took the keys out of the ignition. He was awake and responsive after a few minutes, and the medics and police took it from there.
When the dispatcher was trying to give me instructions for what to do if he had another seizure, I said, "Yeah, I know — my grandpa's got epilepsy." We both sort of chuckled, and she said that she's glad I knew what I was doing. I think that I did a good job of keeping everyone calm. The last thing you want to do in that sort of situation is panic! He is ok, and was taken to the hospital. The porches, though, will probably need some work… I'm just thankful no one was hurt! I'm counting this as an act of kindness with a dash of adrenaline thrown in :)