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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Everyone has a story! Tell us YOURS!
I just finished a quick out of town trip where I was able to share the message and the mission of the bump experiment with lots of people. THANK YOU ALL for your support! I always love to listen to people as THEY tell me THEIR story of how they have either helped someone or been the beneficiary of someone's kindness. AMAZING how some LITTLE or BIG something you do can make someone's day and in some cases change thier lives!

Check out Darynkagan.com and see ALL the great things people are doing on a daily basis. YES there is LOTS of GOOD news going on in the world. AND BE SURE to share your stories on the YOUR STORIES link on our home page. EVERYONE has a story! What's YOURS?

A BIG Thank you to Lisa Kagen on the OPRAH xm station 156 for giving us a chance to share our story and mission to people all over the nation!

BUMP IT UP! and stay in touch!
9:00 pm edt 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"THANKS for holding the door for me."
Often I am  asked, "what is the mission of THE BUMP EXPERIMENT?" Easy enough as our mission statement is the same note left to me 34 years ago which said; " If you are ever in the position to do something for someone be it of your time or money ..do it wothout expecting anything in return."

People are always asking how do I get involved and how can i make a difference? It's actually quite easy...just take the time to care!  Today I was at the gym very early and moving a little slowly these days due to a knee injury. As I was leaving the gym to start my workday a member was quite a bit ahead of me leaving as well with someone engaged in conversation as they headed off somewhere. I couldn't help but SMILE inside as I slowly approached the door only to find that this guy who was clearly on his way somewhere with someone TOOK an extra 10 seconds to wait for me and held the door open. In that instant I knew it was going to be a GREAT day All because someone took the time to go out of their way to hold open a door. This guy was BUMPING IT UP! and didn't even realize HE is what The Bump Experiment is all about!

I always tell people althoughI do realize there IS prejudice in this world MANY times it is just out of our comfort zones to help someone whether it be taking 10 seconds to hold open a door for someone; volunteering for something new to us; helping a homeless person; or giving to a cause when we don't think we have anything to give! Believe me every nonprofit organization I know would LOVE for a million people to just give ONE DOLLAR to their cause as opposed to hoping for one individual to give a million. I love the saying, "if a lot would do JUST a little then a little wouldn't have to do alot!"

So next time you have an extra 10 seconds to spare...OPEN a door for someone, let them in front of you when driving, say hello to someone or GOOD  MORNING before placing your order. Running short of time? I hear just a simple SMILE and a nod can still brighten someone's day!

9:09 pm edt 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger / ACF International is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, ACF works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, ACF runs life-saving programs in over 40 countries helping some 5 MILLION people EACH year. Help support this most worthwhile cause. Visit them @ www.actionagainsthunger.org for more information. Visit there site by clicking here or visiting our BUMP LINKS section for this and many other worthwhile causes!

8:56 pm edt 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Adopt a library!
As budgets are being cut on a daily basis funding for BOOKS disappears on a daily basis as well. READING is key to education and BOOKS are KEY to READING! Adopt a library provides resources to promote literacy in many areans. Adopt a libray encourages donations to libraries and schools and even prisons in the US and around the world. You can ALSO donate your used books as well. Knowledge is hope and books ARE our key to tomorrow's hopes and dreams! BUMP IT UP! See out link to Adopt a library.org under BUMP LINKS!
8:55 pm edt 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A BIG thank you to everyone for all the bday wishes today and for sharing all the cool things you did today in honor of my birthday!!!!! It really made for a VERY cool day though this day! I've been a little slow in blogging the past couple of weeks due to an unexpected injury, " as if we plan these things" and am adjusting to a brace , crutches and trying to get back into the groove. THE GREAT news is they can fix my knee and even better news I will be down from work for a month and will be devoting TONS of time on the bump experiment! so stay in touch as  lots will be going on!!!!
9:19 pm edt 

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