A Pledge for One Random Act of Kindness by the End of 2012
Update: According to the GISHWHES twitter feed, we did, in fact, break the world's record and came through with 100,000 Random Acts of Kindness. We broke a world's record people. Spiritual chocolate martinis for all of you. (But if you can, still donate.)

Dear Readers,

 In the continuing aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, every day I'm presented with opportunities to help others. Actually, it seems like every hour. Yesterday I received an email by a fellow New Yorker about how children were foraging in the garbage at Coney Island for food so a couple drove out there with sandwiches and water. In another email, a woman drove out to Staten Island to rescue someone's Russian grandfather who was without power. Every day, I receive requests for clothing donations for various drives. Of course, not all of us can afford to drive out to Coney Island or give to every worthwhile clothing drive, but we can all help each other even if it's as simple as passing on traffic information to help with the now treacherous NY commutes, Random Acts of Kindness are not hokey, but important.

It's easier in the wake of a tragedy to see how the simple act of offering a bottle of water or a sandwich can have a huge impact, but the fact is this is true every day. Every day, there are small ways we can help one another. As such it's apropos that I'm taking part in a Guinness World Record attempt to get 100,000 people to pledge to do a Random Act of Kindness before the end of 2012.

100,000 might seem like a lot, but really it's not as this is a huge team effort with over 100 teams attempting to get pledges. I actually only need 7 people to pledge to do my part, but of course, the more the merrier and the happier the world will be. All you need to do is click on the link at the bottom, and you will become part of a group of people who want to make the world better....and break a world record in the process. 

You don't even have to use your own name! Just click the link or cut and paste, enter my email, misslapinAtgmailDOTcom, in the referrer field and DONE.

Click here to pledge, or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://cluster.gishwhes2012.com/pledge.php

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