Random Act of Kindness- A Magical Metal Message

(Please read the important UPDATE at the bottom of this post!)


Remember a while back when I wrote a post about Random Acts of Kindness, and the one that changed our lives a couple years ago?

Well, something like that happened again today,
and because your my
BFF in the WWW

(That’s “whole wide world”, not “world wide web”.
Wait a second.
That would kinda make sense too, huh?

Anywho, because you’re my BFFITWWW- I just had to show you what I found in my mailbox today!

Let me start off by saying, a mere 5 months ago, a trip to our new mailbox meant bundling up and running out to it as fast as I could so that I could get back in the house, and out of the cold.


These days, on the other hand, a trip to the mailbox means figuring out how little clothing I can wear without getting arrested, and running out to it as fast as I can so I can get back in the house, and out of the heat.

Okay, so I’m exaggerating a little.

But dude- I’m serious…it’s BLAZIN’ in Bama right now!
It was
97 degrees before I even got out of bed this morning.

Holy Heatwave Batman!

The air was so heavy I probably could’ve swam to the mailbox if I knew how to do that kinda thing.

(Hi. I’m Layla, and I don’t float.)

Anywhooooo….when I opened the mailbox (a.k.a. “scalding hot metal container”) today, I found a little, yellow bubble envelope (a.k.a “bubble-ope”) waiting for me inside.

It didn’t have a return address on it…


…so I was dyin’ to know who it was from and what was in it!

I ran/swam back to the house and ripped open my mysterious bubble-ope, and discovered this 4″ x 6″ metal greeting card inside of it…


There was a handwritten note on the flip side…


How sweet is that!?

And what a cool card, right?

Of course I HAD to know more about “tin can inspriations”…


…so I typed it into Google (and I even spelled “inSPRIations” the way they did), but nothing came up.


So I asked my trusty sidekick to see if he could find anything, and bless his heart, he somehow found their AMAZING site, and this AMAZING video…

So to YOU (my BFFITWWW)…

and to the kind, anonymous, soul who sent that darling metal card…

and to all the other lovelies that have reached out to me through the mail over the last couple of years…

Thank you for brightening my existence!


PS- I just spent an hour scouring the Live-Inspired site, and I just bought like SEVENTEEN items for just $28 bucks!


EDITED 7/22/2010 at 7:00 pm CST:

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  1. says

    This post led me to your original Christmas act of kindness story. Wonderful!

    Just wanted to let you and your readers know about the Kindness Challenge which launches on 1/1/2012 – our goal: to “warm the world” through 1,000,000 acts of kindness worldwide during January, 2012.

    To participate in the Kindness Challenge, or learn more, we’re on Facebook, or check out our website at http://www.kindness-challenge.org.