Spreading KINDness (giveaway!)


I consider myself incredibly lucky to have such great people in my life. Sometimes it can be awkward, scary, or stressful trying to meet new people, make new connections, and network, but it really is SO worth it.  Sure, every now and then you get a let down, but really, when you reach out to people, what do you really have to lose? Maybe a little pride, at worst? That’s not so bad.

A while back…about the time I moved to Colorado, actually…I made a promise to myself not to allow any more negative energy into my life. I had to let go of some relationships, and focus on only attracting positive people in my life. People that bring ya down? Aint nobody got time for that!


Only positive peeps in this crew!

I’ve made some great connections, co-workers, new bosses, and especially friends in Colorado, and I’m very lucky that almost all of them have one thing in common: they’re kind. I’m not a fan of jerks, and think people who thing they’re too cool for school are just missing out of life’s greatest pleasure.


Be nice or leave, thank you!

One reason I’m proud to work for a company like KIND is because, well, they do kind things! Right now, they’re funding a charity $10,000 every.single.month. (If you know of a deserving charity or fundraiser, send them here to submit their idea!) And people very rarely say no to KIND bars (although some weirdos do Smile with tongue out)


Especially when it’s absolutely freezing and snowing out…(Lauren’s picture from the Resolve 5k and 10k a couple weeks ago.)

Although I, personally, can’t give you $10,000, I can spread some KINDness with a little giveaway Winking smile


TWO lucky winners will receive a box of goodies put together personally by me, and you’ll get all THREE of our products:

  • KIND bars
  • KIND healthy grains (granola,)
  • our new KIND Healthy Grains Bars )granola bars

To enter:

-Leave a comment below telling me how you’ve spread the kindness lately

-For an additional entry, share the giveaway on your social media platform of choice: “@TrainerPaige is having a KINDness giveaway! Check it out to win all kinds of @KINDsnacks goodies: http://wp.me/p2AHkE-em8

And I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’m also hosting a giveaway on Instagram! You can head on over to my Instagram page to enter there, too Smile

The giveaway will close on Wednesday, January 29th. Giveaway open to US readers only (sorry!)


How have you spread the KINDness lately?

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  1. I have helped my mother out during some difficult medical situations lately :)

  2. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/RebeccaGF666/status/425585293626843136
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  3. I spread kindness by baking a batch of cookies for my parents, both of whom had a very rough week last week. LOVE Kind!

  4. I work in pediatric orthopedics and try to spend extra times with parents to calm their fears. Last week a few patients stick out in my mind that needed some extra TLC

  5. My husband and I finally did the thing where you pay for the person behind you at the drive-through! It was so fun to see the big smile on the cashier’s face.

  6. lately I have been trying to do more charity work, whether it is giving or keeping my commitment to my mentoring each week
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  7. i’m spreading kindness through working and managing a company clothes drive for a local organization needing winter clothes for homeless youth!

  8. I’ve spread the kindness through leading a small group within my group of girls at church :)

  9. i love that they are funding a charity! great company. I brought my nieces and nephews a whole bunch of goodies last week. that’s kind, right?
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  10. Catherine says:

    Our plane got diverted this weekend, so we were stuck on the plane for >5 hours on what was supposed to be a 2 hour flight. I always pack extra food on flights just in case something like this happens, but the woman next to me didn’t have any food, so I gave her my granola bar. Everyone on the plane was freaking out, so it felt good to cheer up at least one person!

  11. Rachel E. says:

    I’ve spread the kindness by taking care of my nephew for my sister and cleaning up her house!

  12. Ashley Briel says:

    I’m spreading some kindness lately by helping others shovel!

  13. Ashley Briel says:

    I tweeted @ashleybri55

  14. I love KIND- especially their granola bars. I’m spreading kindness by babysitting my neighbors kids every Monday so he can have some free time to run errands, workout, etc. (He recently became a single dad with FIVE kids!!)
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  15. I live in Columbus, OH where the cold and snow are taking over again! I leave my apartment building at an early 6:30 and this morning spent the extra few minutes to clean off the cars of my roommates and neighbors. Being a student I don’t have the money I would like to give to organizations I care about but small acts of kindness can go a long way! :)

  16. Yummy, KIND bars! I recently bought some items for a friend who just adopted a baby and am planning a bridal shower for another friend!
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  17. I was at the grocery store the other day and an older lady in front of me couldn’t reach her grocery bags from the carousel to put them into her cart. Instead of helping her, the cashier just started ringing up the next people in line. I got out of line to help the lady pick up her groceries and put them in her cart for her. You could tell she was totally taken aback by it, but it made me feel good to help someone.
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  18. I am currently in grad school for occupational therapy. This quarter has been especially tough and my classmates and I are having a hard time keeping up. I decided that every Friday I will do something nice for my classmates to help them stay positive. Last Friday, I made cookies and had little inspirational quotes to go along with the,. Hopefully it is helping everyone stay positive!

  19. I wrote a training plan for a friend doing Rim to Rim in 2 months and helped a girl at the gym form a better training plan for her. I LOVE helping people with fitness and it feels so good to help people reach new goals!

  20. In the winter , I try to help others shovel!

  21. Natalie S says:

    I spread kindness by smiling!

  22. I have put myself last on the list and keep my family first.

  23. I work in education, so it’s my job to be kind:-)

  24. Spreading kindness lately… My grandpa is having issues with is sight recently so I bought him a kindle and I’m helping him reformat some prayers and other documents so he can read them again. I know it’s appreciated and seems to be working :) thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  25. Just trying to be available to friends and family when they need someone to listen.
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  26. I shared on FB
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  27. I’ve been working hard in my non profit to spread the kindness to others and help support them!
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  28. My husband and I invited some friends going through a rough patch over and cooked them dinner & played some games!

  29. I have been sending cards just to say hello to friends – I love getting cards in the mail and I know others do too!

  30. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/stacymo/status/425628027431555072

    I’ve helped spred Kindness by helping a fellow neighbor get out of the parking lot the other week when we got 13 inches of snow. It was a fun way to help someones day be a little bit better and meet new people.

  31. LOVE Kind! My best friend has been having me send her my grocery lists the last few weeks along with my basic meal plan so she can try to learn a few things – she’s already saved $20 from her grocery bill with my help! :)
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  32. gah! What a giveaway! Love KIND products!! I made cookies for a friend this weekend :)

  33. I’m spreading kindness by helping my younger brother and his gf get out of a tough situation and find new jobs for 2014. It feels great helping people better themselves!!
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  34. I’m trying to spread the kindness by helping out my boyfriend’s sister and brother-in-law who are trying to sell their house!

  35. I’ve spread kindness lately by shoveling out our condo’s front steps for our elderly neighbors. It’s the least I could do.
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  36. Posted on Twitter! @BlondeBostonian

  37. I’m spreading kindness by volunteering at a local pet shelter.

  38. I spread the kindness by making sure I help my busy mother take care of the house and family

  39. I’ve spread the kindness lately by helping my skate team grow in both the sport and companionship!

  40. I also tweeted on my page: https://twitter.com/edgarrrrrrrrr

    (couldn’t embed the link but you will see it there!)

  41. Ive spread the kindness by baby sitting my sister and her fiancees dog while they prepare for their law school finals!

  42. I just sent my sister a gift card to treat her and her fiance for a nice dinner out since they are saving for their baby who is due in June.

  43. One of our seniors in high school didn’t have senior pictures because of financial reasons. Our art teacher took some great pictures, and my role in the kindness was to print some pictures for him. It was my pleasure and the smile on his face was plenty of a reason to do this! :)

  44. I just wanted to say how awesome I think it is that you made that sort of change in your life. I seriously want to move to CO because of you:)

  45. Wow, what a great company! I’m trying to spread kindness by helping out with “Good News Club”, an after school christian program for kids :)

  46. I am trying to compliment people more. Sometimes a kind word can make someone’s day.

  47. I helped a lady stranded in the middle of the road where her car died yesterday by making sure she had a cell phone and that help was on the way.

  48. I helped out my elderly neighbors by shoveling their driveway. That’s awesome that KIND does so much for charity!
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  49. Fiona MacDonald says:

    HI! I know I can’t enter because I live in Canada, but I was wondering if you knew of any stores that you could buy Kind bars in bulk aka more then one at a time? Seems like here in Ottawa, Ontario, you can only buy them individually and I love them as a pre-workout snack or in my lunches but find it can get pricey buying one for each day of the week, so having a box to have would be awesome? Any chance you could help me??!
    Thanks so much! And love the ‘kind’ theme today, I am trying to be more kind by being more patient with people when I feel rushed, I try to take a deep breath and not get so stressed out over small things.

  50. I’m about to spread kindness by getting a friend a bday gift! She’s not a super close friend so I know she’s totally not expecting a present, but she just joined a sorority and I know she could use some new clothes!
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  51. I just baked a batch of chocolate peanut butter brownies for my fiancé, just because :-)

  52. We have had unusual amounts of snow this winter, so I help my older friends and neighbors by shoveling and clearing off their cars.

  53. Tweeted @lcraley17

  54. I spread the KINDness by helping out the newbies at the gym this month. I want them to stay!

  55. I have started a 501c3/Not for profit organization, The Trooper Kyle Deatherage Memorial, in memory of a friend who was killed in the line of duty as a police officer on November 26, 2012. My board of trustees and I are in the process of planning our second annual 5K!
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  56. I’m tall–helped get luggage into overhead bin on airplane!

  57. I’d love to win this! Always looking for healthy options for snacks during my long class days at nursing school! :) I definitely spread the kindness to all the new moms and babies I meet at clinical. A little kindness goes a long way for a new mom and dad who are scared to death! :)

  58. A group of us are putting together a supper rotation for a family in our community that’s battling brain cancer. Whatever can be done to help people in a situation like that is so worth it!
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  59. I made dinner for my boyfriend!

  60. I love KIND bars! I’ve been spreading the love lately by offering my friends a ride home from school and picking up my dad from the train station when my mom already looks cozy at home.
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  61. I helped out a neighbor with packing for a move.
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  62. LOVE Kind bars!! I try to do little acts of kindness every day. Saying please and thank you and giving a stranger a smile goes a long way!! :)
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  63. Great post! I’ve been sending packages & cards to my nephew while he’s away in the Army.

  64. Christine says:

    I try to always be nice because you never know what someone else is going through. I make it a point to always say hi to checkers at the grocery store and ask them how they are doing. I’ve worked at a job like that in the past and I know people can be really rude.

  65. Chatelaine says:

    My husband and I took some family friends out to brunch over the weekend. We knew they were having a rough go at home and we wanted to meet with them in a fun atmosphere and help ’em out any way we could.

  66. I put away another mom’s grocery cart since her hands were full.
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  67. tweeted!
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  68. Traffic has been out of control in the midwest with the winter weather. I let lots of people squeeze in, pass, and get in front of me. :)
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  69. I just organized a brunch for a girl’s birthday in my bible study group. The group is fairly new so I thought this would be a great way for everyone to get to know each other and to make her feel special!

  70. I tweeted!

  71. i volunteer at a hospital twice a week and usually have to run home at 5pm but i’ve been making an effort to stay later and help out a bit more!

  72. due to the cold weather, i’ve been really appreciating people holding doors for me, so lately, i’ve been doing the same to show my kindness :) it may not be much but i think its the little things that count!
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  73. I shoveled my grandpa’s, my Aunt’s and my Uncle’s sidewalks and driveways this week without being asked. I got it done before they got up in the morning so they walked outside and it was all done! Does that count?

  74. i spread the kindness by taking care of my fiance’s laundry because i know he’s super busy with coaching. and trying not to complain about it :)
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  75. I share with my co-workers – heating pad, tea, snacks, and I’m happy to do so. I made meals for a co-worker who had to have surgery, and for another who had a death in their family. I believe in doing unto others…

  76. As a high school teacher, I find that taking an extra few minutes from my day/teaching schedule to check in with them is very rewarding. I’m kind to them, they are kind to me!

  77. I’ve spread kindness by talking with the kids I am subbing with and just listening to what’s been going on and offer suggestions on how to be kind. They are in high school so they can use the extra kindness 😉
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  78. I tweeted!
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  79. I spread the Kindness by volunteering my time teaching kids/adults how to cook affordable meals! It’s fun for me and I know it is so helpful for them!

  80. I’ve spread the Kindness by volunteering extra time at my school helping with homework club.

  81. I try to give a kind word to anyone in the gym with me trying hard – so many think they are not enough – they are! :)
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  82. I tweeted! :)
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  83. I try to spread Kindness by taking on extra chores at home when we have my husband’s family visiting so he can spend more time with our niece :)

  84. I’ve been helping out a new mom lately, because she is struggling with balancing the new momish!
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  85. Spreading kindness is buying a friend coffee when she really needs a pick-me-up :)

  86. I’ve been shoveling sidewalks and driveways these past few weeks.

  87. I’m working for a coworker today so she can have her birthday off : )

  88. I work in the hospitality industry so I spread kindness every single day… even if I don’t get get it back. But that’s fine because when I do get someone who genuinely appreciates what I do for them, it means so much more!

  89. Lindsay D says:

    I’ve been paying it forward to show my kindness.

  90. Alexandra says:

    I spread Kindness by helping out a new co-worker who has been struggling learning the new ropes:)

  91. I have spread kindness by sharing lessons and ideas with fellow teachers
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  92. Cassie Johnson says:

    I have been trying to spread joy wherever I go, especially at work. I’ve been starting conversations with everyone I meet, and making sure I really listen and let them talk about them.

  93. Such a great thought! I’m working to spread kindness by truly listening to the response when I ask someone a casual “how are you”?

  94. Lately I’ve been trying to spread kindness by sending letters to friends and family I have been out of touch with!

  95. Paying it forward at Starbucks!
    Tried the chili almond Kind bar today-wow, new fav!

  96. I just hosted a fundraiser for the Houston Area Women’s center last night. I have been a member of their Young Leaders for over a year now and we are fundraising and registering for our annual Race Against Violence. I organized a happy hour with bingo at a local bar and we had a buy in for bingo with really awesome prizes. I was blown away by many companies generosity when I was out seeking donations earlier this week!

  97. I’ve ben spreading the kindness by trying to always keep a smile on my face :) I’ve also spent time helping out a student after school
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  98. I sent my friend (who lives far from me) an extra-early birthday package with a homemade birthday poster…so she could hang it up and feel the birthday anticipation and love from afar :)

  99. My husband and I bought my Mother in Law a plane ticket for Las Vegas to visit her friend.

  100. this might sound silly but i always leave my quarter in the foodstore carts (in nj most have a quarter slot)
    you never know who doesn’t have spare change for the damn cart! LOL

    hopefully they pass the cart along :)

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