I have been sitting on an idea.

It's nothing too earth shattering, but sometimes the most simple things are the most amazing and life changing. I hope with all my heart that this is one of those ideas.

I want to make a difference in people's lives. I think there are people out there like me that love to give but often don't know how, or don't have enough money, or can't because of family commitments etc etc. There are all sorts of reasons or excuses - whatever you want to call them - why it can be too hard. 

Where it all began for me….. 

It started a few years ago, cough cough, when I was in my early 20s. One of my favourite uncles was unwell with brain cancer. The whole family was suffering and it was generally shit times. Not much you can do for people when stuff like that is going on.  Cancer can be quick and awful and it can be long, drawn out and awful… unfortunately it was the latter in this case. I decided to send cards every so often - just to let them all know I was thinking of them. Useless on the surface level, but came from a loving place nonetheless. It turns out, sometimes those cards in the mail made all the difference. It was a simple gesture and one that apparently will always be appreciated and never forgotten.  A simple card can actually make a difference. 

More recently, there was a story regarding a dad, Sheldon Gakowski in northern Queensland who was more than likely going to have his last birthday this August.The gorgeous family decided to celebrate Sheldon's birthday for the entire month of August. It was put out there that all they wanted was for anyone and everyone to send him a birthday card. So simple. So very easy to do. I popped a card in the post and wished him a cracking day, and by all reports it was well celebrated. 

I love cards. I love any excuse to buy a card. I love snail mail giving and receiving. I love letters. I love positive quotes. I love random acts of kinds. I like giving. I like making people feel happy. I like simple gestures. 

And so Card Bombers Anonymous was born. I like picturing someone receiving a love bomb… being blown away by love and kindness.  I like the idea that its for people who need it.  Please join up and tell your friends and family about it too. This is for young and old. This is a feel good story. This is something positive and easy. 

This is what you can expect! 

1. In the first week (or so) of each month, you will receive an email from me with the card bombing target's information. 

2. You will be provided with a mailing address and a small background story. 

3. You send your card, you can send many cards! Send as many as you like! 

There are no rules on what to say or how to sign it, but if you're stuck then here are some suggestions! 

Keep it simple - less is more. 

Keep it light and funny - make sure it really is actually funny though. You can't go wrong with a knock knock joke. 

Keep it warm and friendly. 

Tell them that you hope they have a cracking day. 

Tell them that this is a random act of kindness. 

Sign it from Anonymous, CBA member, Kindness Ninja or your first name. 

Use these Hashtags - #CBA #kindnessninja