Gratidude Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my post for the Gratitude Giveway Blog Hop! For this hop, bloggers are celebrating YOU - our readers!

To show my gratitude to all of you for your support, I am giving away a $10 Amazon Gift card and an ebook copy of the winner's choice of Hereafter, Thereafter, or Whereafter. Enter my Rafflecopter below and then be sure to check out all of the other participating blogs for other great giveaways.

 

 Hereafter Description: Why let a little thing like dying get in the way of a good time?

Thirty-six-year-old Irene Dunphy didn't plan on dying any time soon, but that’s exactly what happens when she makes the mistake of getting behind the wheel after a night bar-hopping with friends. She finds herself stranded on earth as a ghost, where the food has no taste, the alcohol doesn’t get you drunk, and the sex...well, let’s just say “don’t bother.” To make matters worse, the only person who can see her—courtesy of a book he found in his school library—is a fourteen-year-old boy genius obsessed with the afterlife.

Unfortunately, what waits in the Great Beyond isn’t much better. Stuck between the boring life of a ghost in this world and the terrifying prospect of three-headed hell hounds, final judgment, and eternal torment in the next, Irene sets out to find a third option—preferably one that involves not being dead anymore. Can she wipe the slate clean and get a second chance before it’s too late?

 


 

The news has been filled with a lot of negativity lately - hateful words and deeds that can make it seem like human beings have become awful. But I know this isn't true; acts of kindness far outweigh acts of cruelty. So, for my giveaway hop entry, I'd like you tell me how you are giving back or a random act of kindness you have performed for someone lately. Fill my comments section with uplifting stories of kindness (because it is that kindness that I am most grateful for in this world). For my part, I support a local charity every year by buying toys for as many children in need as I can and I'll be doing my toy shopping for this year's kids on Friday. I'm not able to get together with my family for Thanksgiving this year, so I'm going to take all the money I would have spent making Thanksgiving dinner and donate it to a local food pantry as well.

 

 

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0 # Jerry Marquardt 2016-12-01 04:54
I once rescued a baby at the Walmart when someone locked the keys in the car accidentally.
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0 # Karen DeVaney 2016-12-01 04:43
I put some money in a Christmas card and left it anonymously for a co-worker who was having a tough time.
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0 # AEKZ2 2016-12-01 03:40
I helped an elderly woman that I didn't know to the bathroom
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0 # Ann S 2016-12-01 01:55
Give compliments, be nice while driving by letting cars out in front of me
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0 # Tarissa 2016-12-01 00:59
By cleaning out the garage so that my parents wouldn't have to do it. :)
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0 # Amy Delong 2016-11-30 23:18
our kids school collects food for the families in the community,so we donated a thanksgiving feast
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0 # Sherry 2016-11-30 22:31
I moved my neighbors trash can so she wouldn't have to do it.
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0 # wendi 2016-11-30 14:37
yesterday i literally paid an old couples tab at the store when their credit card was declined
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0 # greentopiaries 2016-11-30 11:55
I did my co-workers work when she was out sick yesterday. Thanks for the chance! :)
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0 # Holly Letson 2016-11-30 11:36
Recently, I gave a stack of books to some neighbors. I like to share the love of reading.

Also, I have helped carry things for neighbors, and held doors open for them.
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0 # Carolyn Daley 2016-11-30 09:11
I donated old towels and a cat bed to Cats Exclusive which is our local non-profit clinic/no kill adoption center for cats.
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0 # Jillian Too 2016-11-30 03:17
I just purchased a gift off a charity's online wish list.
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0 # Janice Crespo 2016-11-29 21:44
I grabbed my neighbors boys the other day so she could have a more relaxing time at the food store
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0 # Stacy T 2016-11-29 20:14
One year I paid off my friend's layaway because she wasn't going to be able to make the deadline and I wanted to be sure her kids had Christmas presents. She still doesn't know it was me, she thought it was a random person.
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0 # Dovile 2016-11-29 19:35
I fostered a pair of street-born kittens for a local street cat care organisation until a permanent home was found for them. It's always amazing to see how a flea-ridden, scared furball becomes a non-stop playing, happy rocket:) The house was a mess, they got into every flowerpot they could, I had to repot one of my orchids twice and it was actually a relief to get them gone, but I'd do it all over again in a sec:)
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0 # Daniel M 2016-11-29 02:52
I cleaned out my fathers front yard of leaves and debris today
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0 # Michelle Willms 2016-11-29 01:54
I don't know if this counts, but since I don't get out much (I'm almost completely bedridden), but when I DO get out, I try to give money (when I have anything to give) to those in need. We frequently have homeless people asking for assistance. The last time I saw such a person, I had $10 stashed in my rainy day fund. This person had a dog, and I always try to help people with pets, if I can, and I just felt I needed to help this man. So, I gave him my rainy day fund.
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0 # Rita Wray 2016-11-29 00:32
An elderly lady stopped me and my husband as we were coming out of the store. She had walked to the store from a senior complex and couldn't remember the way back. We knew where it was so we drove her home. She was very thankful and said she'll never do that again.
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0 # latisha depoortere 2016-11-28 23:19
I gave away some books so some one else could enjoy them! Thank you for the great giveaway!
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0 # Tia 2016-11-28 21:19
I donate clothes to the local hospital charity.
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0 # Desiree 2016-11-28 15:35
On two separate occasions this year, my husband and I have given money to homeless people & bought food for their dogs. Thanks for the giveaway! :)
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0 # Ashfa 2016-11-28 14:28
I volunteer at an orphanage sometimes :)
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0 # Jen F 2016-11-28 03:44
We have been donating a lot to food pantries this year~
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0 # Janie McGaugh 2016-11-28 02:52
I often let people go in front of me at the store.
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0 # samantha penrod 2016-11-27 20:24
Yesterday I paid for the car behind me's food at McDonalds
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0 # Terra Heck 2016-11-27 10:03
I just purchased several items for three elderly people that I will be gifting to on Christmas. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com
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0 # Jeanna Massman 2016-11-27 07:40
I recently sent a gift card to a family who is going through a rough patch to help them buy Christmas gifts for their young son.
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0 # Jeanna Massman 2016-11-27 07:35
I recently sent a gift card to a family who is going through a rough patch to help them buy gifts for young son.
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0 # Nadine Stacy 2016-11-26 12:58
I crochet hats and scarves and donate them for winter warmth.
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0 # Silvia F. 2016-11-25 01:46
Giving away a $100 reward certificate to a store for someone to use because I cant use it in time. (has min purchase)
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0 # Jana Leah 2016-11-24 23:41
I recently dropped off some items to a local domestic violence shelter.
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0 # Amber Bennie 2016-11-24 21:51
I don't like to brag on good deeds done. They are not for glory but... I give change and good to homeless. Helped a woman bokedown I'm side of road yesterday.
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0 # Jennifer Rote 2016-11-24 00:45
I bought coffee foe the guy behind me last week.
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0 # Cynthia R 2016-11-23 21:19
Threw a free stuff party of coupon freebies, cheapies, and wins for my friends and family
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0 # Audrey Stewart 2016-11-23 19:15
I just helped an elderly gentleman jump start his car.
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0 # Dotty J Boucher 2016-11-23 16:13
One act of kindness is I paid the lady food bill that was in front of me, because she was short on money.
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0 # Renee Simmons 2016-11-23 09:25
For the past 2 years I pay it forward for the customers behind me at McD's at least 2x a week (more if they just a dollar drinks etc)
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0 # Elizabeth H. 2016-11-23 04:03
I helped bring in carts in a grocery store when they were short-handed.
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0 # Sonya Sanderson 2016-11-22 05:09
I brought cookie trays to our local fire department.
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0 # KateS 2016-11-22 02:13
I gave a girl in the market the extra few dollars she was missing to pay for all her stuff.
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0 # Michelle J. 2016-11-21 23:36
I cleaned out the chicken coop for my husband.
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0 # Annamarie V 2016-11-21 21:52
I have an estate sale business and last year I had a women who was buying a couple of pieces of furniture she also had a necklace with a bird on it and I told her I would give her the necklace because she was buying a couple of large pieces, she started to cry and told me that her son who passed away sends her birds and it made me realize you just never know what small act will do for someone.
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0 # Erin B. 2016-11-21 21:26
I sent a random gift to another mom!
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0 # Vanessa Deneen 2016-11-21 02:45
I like to volunteer at my local food bank.
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0 # Velvet 2016-11-20 22:15
Everyday I tried to do a kind thing for someone it may be holding a door for them or paying for a cup of coffee for someone
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0 # Mary Gardner 2016-11-20 22:00
We try to spend time at our local retirement home as much as possible.
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0 # Tiffany Drew 2016-11-20 10:28
I searched for and found the son my aunt put up for adoption many ears ago and reunited them.
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0 # BookAttict 2016-11-20 04:13
A bunch of us got together, chipped in, and bought a plane ticket so a friend could attend her grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary (she couldn’t afford to go otherwise).
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0 # Penny Olson 2016-11-20 02:38
I keep new socks in the car to hand out to the homeless people at intersections.
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0 # Darlene 2016-11-19 16:48
There is a homeless couple that often sleeps in the backlane of our office building. I bought a hearty breakfast for them
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0 # Sara 2016-11-19 15:04
I help out at a beneifit
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0 # Vicki Wurgler 2016-11-19 14:35
I worked 3 days at the food pantry this past week
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0 # Courtney Gendreau 2016-11-19 07:02
Last year my mother and I made two turkies and gave one to a family in need
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0 # Edye 2016-11-19 00:22
I knit hats for a charity that send them to children in need.
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0 # peggy clayton 2016-11-18 17:49
I love to visit at my moms place as their are so many people older than her that have great stories. She picks me up as I am disabled then i get to spend time there.
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0 # Jessica D 2016-11-18 16:10
I go over and sit and talk with my elderly neighbors from time to time
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0 # Diane Elizabeth 2016-11-18 06:50
I jump started an elderly woman's car in the grocery store parking lot.
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0 # Dianna 2016-11-18 03:56
I enjoy paying for the person behind me when we visit a drive-thru.
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0 # Jaime Lester 2016-11-18 02:34
I was pumping gas one day, and saw a lady walking in the rain, huddled into herself. I had an umbrella in my car, so I ran out to her and gave it to her. She was so incredibly thankful, and it made my entire day!
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0 # allie Liang 2016-11-18 02:08
I once paid for a cup of coffee for the next person in line behind me :D
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0 # Kathy Davis 2016-11-18 01:49
I let cars merge into moving traffic that were trapped behind road construction.
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0 # Susan Smith 2016-11-17 20:17
I took my neighbor to her Dr's appointment.
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0 # Brooke Banks 2016-11-17 13:55
I have this great new coworker I sit next to and she's been having a hard time lately so I bought her a gift bag and funny card.
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0 # Joanna Peter 2016-11-16 18:49
I've paid for the order of the person behind me in the Starbucks drive-thru.
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0 # Anne C 2016-11-16 17:41
I cooked breakfast for my brother before he went to work. :)
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0 # Angela C Archer 2016-11-16 14:36
We are in the process of downsizing, trying to get about half of what is in our house (clothes, toys, housewares) now out. I've donated all of what we've gone through so far with the plans to donate more later. I also always try to do little things. I buy extra grocery bags and leave them for people who may need them. I give away my cart (I shop at a place where you rent a cart for $.25. You get it back when you return the cart). There was always a part of me that wondered if that wasn't a big enough gesture; however, a couple of weeks ago, a young mother who was obviously having a bad day, cried when I gave her my cart. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!
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0 # Amy 2016-11-16 10:50
there was a homeless man in a restaurant who could only afford a cup of coffee. When I heard this I decided to pay for a meal as well as his coffee for him.
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0 # Jessica Samuelsen 2016-11-16 07:36
I gave my neighbor a ride to the doctors.
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0 # Heidi Robbins 2016-11-16 05:17
I bought lunch for the girl who pierced my daughter's ears since she was working a double shift without a break where she could leave the store.
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0 # Ann Hengst 2016-11-16 05:07
Gave my elderly neighbor man and free haircut for Thanksgiving
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0 # Soha Molina 2016-11-16 02:26
I paid for someone's coffee.
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0 # jenny stratton 2016-11-16 02:10
I bought a flag for a little girl at Dixie Stampede.
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0 # kj skbi 2016-11-16 01:17
I covered an extra class for a teacher!
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0 # Angelica Dimeo 2016-11-16 00:02
not anything major but I let someone go ahead of me in line today
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0 # Terri B. 2016-11-16 14:59
Quoting Angelica Dimeo:
not anything major but I let someone go ahead of me in line today


That can be very major, especially if the other person was running late for something!
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0 # Jenny Scheldberg 2016-11-15 23:43
I always try to treat all retail workers with a lot of appreciation and gratitude. Everyone deserves respect.
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0 # Mary DeBorde 2016-11-15 23:41
We just made a nice donation to our local food pantry
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0 # Jenny Scheldberg 2016-11-15 23:40
I always hold the door for others and go out of my way to treat retail employees with respect.
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0 # Cali W. 2016-11-15 22:30
Thanks for the giveaway! I bought essentials for a children's charity at my church. ;)
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0 # Richard Brandt 2016-11-15 22:15
On my last night in New York I gave my leftover subway tokens to a stranded stranger.
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0 # Janet W. 2016-11-15 21:45
A neighbor of mine recently had surgery so I took her some homemade chicken noodle soup for her and her family so she didn't have to worry about cooking one night.
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0 # Stephanie 2016-11-15 21:31
The company I use to work for sponsored a program through the ywca. We would all donate what we could to sponsor teenagers in need. They would get a minimum of two new pairs of jeans and a pair of shoes.
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0 # chelsea w 2016-11-15 21:16
Knit scarves for the local homeless veterans for the wintertime.
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0 # Sara Zielinski 2016-11-15 20:06
Paid the toll for the car in front of me at the toll booth.
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0 # Diana Tidlund 2016-11-15 19:53
always give panhandlers money or food coming in and out of the stores..
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0 # Jan Hall 2016-11-15 18:15
Donating some great clothes to the homeless.
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