Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24: Ordered a Pizza

Outside of my wife's fantastic cooking, there is nothing I love to eat more than pizza. Deep dish, thin crust, frozen, it doesn't matter. I could have just finished eating Thanksgiving dinner, but if there is pizza around, I am eating it. I am sure that I am not alone in my love for pie. So in an effort to spread my love for this culinary masterpiece to others, for today's random act of kindness, I ordered a pizza. No I didn't order it for myself, although now that I think about it, I may have to have it for lunch. With the help of Pizzas4Patriots.com, I ordered a pizza for soldiers overseas. Since 2008, Pizzas 4 Patriots has helped our soldiers enjoy a little slice (see what I did there) of home while abroad. A friend of mine who is a marine told me that even something as small as a meal that reminds them of home is enough to get them through the conditions they are in. So if you can give even a little, please visit the Pizzas 4 Patriots website to send something to our men and women overseas.


  1. Hi,
    I tried posting a comment a little bit ago, but apparently I don't know know...so i hope it works this time! I am a teacher and my school district is competing with another district to "Smash cancer"! For each dollar donated you get a fist with your name on it posted to the school's hallway walls. All of the money raised by both school districts will then be donated to the Robert H. Lurier Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Would you consider donating as one of your random acts of kindness this week? The competition ends Monday morning and the losing school's principal has to wear the other schools colors....and it goes to a great cause! If interested in more information, please feel free to e-mail me at aburg@darien61.org.

  2. Great idea, great site. You are asking for suggestions, so I would suggest visiting an elderly person (grandparent, aunt, uncle, or just someone without family) who lives alone and giving him/her a few minutes of your time. Just listen to a story or how the day has been going. The person will benefit greatly from the personal communication and care, and you might even learn something yourself.

    Also, I would suggest adding a PayPal Donation link or badge somewhere on the site so people like me can donate a few bucks to help pay for your "likes" or subsidize some of your good deeds which may have monetary costs.

    Great job, keep it up, and keep inspiring!

  3. i suggest volunteering at PAWS or the anti cruelty society. How about adopting an animal that would have otherwise been euthanized? (i love animals, lol!)
    ** Setting up outside of City Hall on Saturday mornings and take a "Just Married" photo with everyone, or throw rose petals to them in celebration.

    As more ideas come to me, I will pozt.

    1. I agree! One of the things you can do is to donate to a rescue that takes animals from kill shelters so they can be fostered and found a home, or donate supplies - food, towels, etc to the Anti-Cruelty Society, or one of the area shelters. Another possible random act of kindness would be to volunteer a little time to play with shelter dogs, take them for a walk, let them know somebody loves them. Many rescues operate on a shoestring budget with various fundraisers just to be able to take in an animal. Or maybe just buy something from a shelter - some shelters sell tee shirts and a bunch of pug people in Indianapolis have a home made treats business (Pugs in the Kitchen) with proceeds going to Kentuckiana Pug Rescue.

  4. I love what you are doing. I hope that you inspire others to follow your lead. For the past 3 years I've made a commitment to do something charitable during the year. In no way does that compare to what you are doing but I will say that it feels good to do things for other people. I would like to suggest a couple of things that I hope you will consider bringing attention to as one of your random acts of kindness. The first one is Williams Syndrome, you can find information on this at www.williams-syndrome.org this is something dear to my heart as my best friend has a Williams Child. The other one is Canine Assistants, you can find mire information on this at www.canineassistants.org I have volunteered here and they do wonderful things. Jennifer,the lady that runs this is so passionate about what she is doing. I also agree that you need to have a link where we can donate to help you with subsidizing some of the good deeds. May you be blessed ten fold for all you are doing. Thank you for proving there are still good people in this world.

  5. "I still believe that generosity is its own reward, that kindness will prevail, that might does not make right, that a soft answer turns away wrath. I still believe that there is power in gentleness, that there is more to us than flesh and bone, that life will bring more happiness if lived for peace and not possessions. I still believe people of gentleness and faith can change the world one unseen, unsung, unrewarded kindness at a time and nothing in this world can make me stop." -Unknown

  6. I work at Aeropostale at the Bolingbrook promenade and we are holding a fundraiser for homeless teenagers and collecting old and used jeans. Over the last 5 years we have donated over a million pairs to homeless shelters throughout the country do maybe you could donate a few pairs if you were looking for an idea :-)

  7. Hi Ryan! I heard you on the radio this morning! I just wanted to say how incredibly awesome you are for doing all this!!! I have been trying to get into more volunteering myself. I've volunteered at a few of the marathons and races in chicago...fun! I have a great suggestion for you! Helping out a small business....giving them a blurb! Of course it is my boyfriend's company! He got laid off about 3 years ago and decided to follow a dream he had and start a new company with his brother. www.pnltwear.com - Needless to say its a small business and with the wonderful economy sales haven't been all that great. I was wondering if you would like to help them out by giving them a shout out one day! I'll even get you and the wife a free shirt! Just need to know your sizes :) Check out their website...they've got some cool stuff they designed themselves and could use any little help they can get!!! Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!!! Or if not i can still get you some shirts :) you can contact me at anicia.fye@att.net
    Good Luck with everything you're doing!!!! I will definitely be tracking your blogs! :)

  8. My mom is very good friends with the founder of this projects wife. They are truly dedicated to this cause. Thank you so much for support them and the soldiers! It is truly inspiring what they do, and what you are doing. THANKS! : )