A few years ago, I was watching an episode of Oprah about America’s poor. They all seemed to say the exact same phrase, “I feel invisible”. I was surprised by all of the problems that these people were having, the feeling that they were not seen was the very worst. I’ve heard this sentiment echoed by people of all social classes & situations.
Random Acts of Bling is my way of saying, I get that life is hard, here’s something sparkly, look at it & feel special. It’s not a life changing thing, I’m just trying to make more of an effort to really see people & make them see their own strength. While it doesn’t change their situation, hopefully, it will remind people that one day, something random & good happened to them because they are worth it.
I think that if in the “Lord of the Rings” a ring can make you invisible, then a nice piece of jewelry can make you feel visible. Everyone needs to be seen. I will be holding this contest every Monday, giving away a free piece of jewelry at random. (I’ll even pay shipping, & who doesn’t love a freebie?). You are free to keep it, or to randomly give it away.
The winner will be chosen again at random with an online random number generator on 6pm Mountain Time on
Thursday Friday. I’m not going by central time, because quite frankly, I never get that right. The comment can either be a trackback, a regular comment, or a link to a post on your blog. The comment/post should contain an example of an act of kindness that you have seen or heard about, something that makes me think, “Maybe people don’t suck so much”. A link back is appreciated but not required.
You can’t sell the jewelry. It must be worn & preferably make you feel special. It’s yours to keep, or give away. If you’ve already won a piece of jewelry, feel free to keep entering, but you must give the jewelry away to someone you don’t know. I’ve decided to use my blogs to promote this rather than doing it in person because I will be able to reach more people. I would love to see this jewelry go to the Mom who’s kids are screaming in the grocery store, or the waitress who works 10 hours a day, anyone who needs a reminder that they are special & that good things can happen to them. I have no way of policing this, but I would love if you left a testimonial about your experience.
One entry per person, per week.
Please be over 18 or have the permission of your parents to give out your address.
You must be ok with giving me your shipping address if you win. I pinky swear that I won’t sell it or spam you. I will pay for all shipping costs.
Contestants must live in the lower 48 states, unless someone can suggest an inexpensive way to ship to other countries.
Please leave a valid e-mail address, this is how I will contact you if you win. If I can’t reach you then I might have to relist your prize.
I reserve the right to change the rules, because I’m a princess.
If you are wondering where I get the jewelry, I buy it. Most of the jewelry is silver so it might tarnish a little over time but can easily be cleaned.
Feel free to use this graphic to tell other people about random acts of bling.