A bride asked guests to do kind acts instead of dedicating gifts. Here are 10 you can do on your own.

It’s normal for a couple to be rained with gifts when they celebrate their big day and walk down the aisle.

But Leigh Clark wanted her guests to do something a little different. She wanted them to give their gifts in the form of kindness to the world.

Leigh is a big believer in making the world a better place through acts of kindness.

In a phone interview, Leigh told me she caught the glitch a few years ago when she decided to do one act of kindness every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas 😛 TAGEND

“My first act was delivering snacks to underprivileged families on Thanksgiving. I was able to give this giant sheet cake away to these children who were playing with their parents nearby. The sum of elation that they radiated back at me was so astonishing that it was like I was hooked. And that’s when I understood for the first time in my life that happiness doesn’t necessarily come from within. It can be reflected back to you.”

So when her bridal was approaching, she knew that asking guests to do good deeds would be an amazing style to celebrate love and not just between her husband and herself, but the world.

The reply was overwhelming. And it wasn’t simply her bridal guests who opted to join in. Other acquaintances and childhood friends hopped on board, too.

Jillian Bhatia, a childhood friend of the bride, get their own families involved. She and her children, Rohan and Vivi, pitched in and donated supplies to a local women’s shelter.

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