Happy Birthday Sweetie


As many folks already know, a sweet dear friend of mine and fellow blogger recently left us after a long battle with cancer.

In honor of her 34th Birthday, many of her friends are doing a random act of kindness today in her honor.



Leontien and I wrote each other often and every time I got one of her notes in the mail it would make me smile and warm my soul.

Last night after a very long and sad day, I walked up to my mailbox and found a card from another bloggy friend in our circle and the sense of joy to hear from one of “my girls” at that moment overwhelmed me.  Immediately, I knew what my random act of kindness would be…



I went to the store and bought 34 cards that I picked out for 34 random people in my life. (My bonus act of kindness was to situate all of the cards with the bar code in the right direction for the cashier at the store 😉 ).

As I fill out these cards tonight I hope to continue in some small way her legacy of encouragement and kindness to those around me.

Happy Birthday Sweetie. There’s whole bunch of us “crazy Americans” missing you dearly.


About Cris
I am the mama behind GOODEness Gracious and the owner of Cris Goode Solutions. Here at GOODEness Gracious, we like to keep it light and fun as we cook up family meals, share our super mommy secrets and chat it up about the GOODe life:) So come on in and sit a spell.

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  • This is so great. I love getting cards in the mail! It’s late today, but I’ll make sure to do something tomorrow in her honor.

  • Jeanette

    And now I’m crying again. Well done my friend. May our circle not get any smaller.

    • Lana

      Hugs Jeanette! Thought of you today as we drove across the state. Between the route there on 24 and the route home on 18, we had to have been close to your farm on one of those trips!

  • Lana

    Shed a bunch of tears myself today at her service. It was beautiful and full of life, grace, and hope. I know she was with us today and smiling down with love and comfort for us. Trying to remember that she is no longer in pain, and her light shines even brighter now that it is matched with the light of GOd.

  • Jennifer Campbell

    <3 My heart is truly breaking for all of you and her family.

  • <3 My heart is truly breaking for all of you and her family.

  • This is a great thing you are doing and will bring a smile to someone’s face!

  • Sarah

    Love this idea!

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