My Color is Love

At the end of the day, we all want something that is real, something that is true, something that we can count on. What if you received something you didn’t deserve, something you weren’t expecting, or something for nothing? What if you were the recipient of such a gift? What if you were the one that shared it? That’s what True Colors is all about. Share your true color, the color of love.

Here are a couple of neat ideas to get you started; the next time you are in a drive-thru, pay for the person next in line; take a moment to visit a local hospital or hospice center and simply leave a card of encouragement to a family in need, gather a team of friends who would pitch in and make a care package for a service member or college student.  Be creative; make it fun, you may never know how far a single act of kindness will go.

 

 

With each act of kindness, please leave a “True Colors” card to share the mission with the recipient. They might just be encouraged to embrace the message and spread the love, too!

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When you have a minute, please return to this page and share your experience with the community. Our motive is not to "be seen", but that the world may see love in action!

Tell us your story!

Written by My Color is Love — February 05, 2013

Comments

Chelle:

A few weeks ago, I was in line at McDonalds to get a coffee. The person in front of me paid for my order. I was so excited that I immediately thought of this movement. Even though I didn’t have any True Color cards, I immediately paid for the person behind me. I just so happen to look in my rear view mirror to see her reaction and it was priceless. Then I heard her say, “Can I pay for the person behind me?” It started a trickle down effect. It’s awesome to see what you guys are doing and the amazing impact it has on so many others!!!!

November 15 2016 at 09:11 AM

Dawn:

April 3, 2015 after my son received his haircut. His barber (Marcus) handed me a card and said my sons haircut was paid for. At first, I thought he was joking. I only had 15 dollars, jus enough for a haircut. thx to my color is love, that made my day.

April 03 2015 at 10:04 PM

RE:

February 22, 2015 me n a friend was a kanki Japanese restuarant seated with a couple n two young lady’s, and the couple paid for everybody lunch at the table. It shocked me cause I know the tab was high but that was a very kind thing for them to do. As we left the man gave us this card My Color Is Love. So we would like to say thank you once again.

February 23 2015 at 04:02 AM

Robin:

Our neighbors fully subscribe to this “My Color IS Love” movement and it was one of the first things we talked about when we met. As my baby daughter has grown into a very active toddler, the family- especially their three daughters- are always out to chat and play with myself and my daughter. My daughter ADORES the “big kids” and it REALLY helps to have someone else willing to entertain my toddler (especially when I am trying to make dinner or relax a bit). They run back and forth between our houses getting new toys or a juice here, a snack there. The oldest is always very concerned when my daughter gets upset (as toddlers often do) and won’t leave until she has comforted her with a hug or a popsicle and promised to play again soon. Growing up, my neighborhood was all about “it takes a village to raise a child” and I am thrilled that I have found others who share that same philosophy with me in our new home. I am DEFINATELY going to do my best to live and share My Color IS Love so that my daughter will grow up just like her “big kid” idols.

May 27 2014 at 07:05 AM

Nathan:

I decided to hold doors open for people one day on campus. I spent over an hour holding the door to our dining hall open and handing out the cards. I got a lot of smiles and thank yous. I hope that I made some days and sent some waves out so that more people can be considerate!

April 23 2014 at 07:04 PM

Roxy:

The other day I was in line at the coffee shop and I got a free coffee so I spent the money I would have spent on myself on the person’s coffee behind me. I was going to spend the money anyway so it was nice to help someone else out.

April 22 2014 at 02:04 PM

Alex:

A few weeks ago (I completely forgot to post it on here until just now) I was in line to get dinner at my school. It costs about $6.50 for most combos there, and since I was having a good day I decided to pay for the person’s meal behind me as well. Honestly, being in college and everything being rather poor, I expected it to stop there.

I walked away and sat down to wait for my dinner. When my food came out about 15 minutes later I realized I need a fork so I had to go back up to get one. And to my surprise, there were still people paying for the meal behind them! I think it stopped abruptly after that, but just the fact that it lasted that long was an absolute shock to me, and I might just do it again someday soon.

March 13 2014 at 10:03 PM

Sirrus :

Today I had a discussion with a group of friends at my university about My Color Is Love, shared some food and had a discussion about gratitude. Afterwards I took the time to give the MCIL cards I had to my friends so that they could spread the happiness. By far the most fulfilling part of my day :)

March 13 2014 at 10:03 PM

DeeDee:
While waiting for my carload of teenagers to see a concert at the DTE Energy Music Center on Saturday evening, I went to Big Boy in Auburn Hills, Michigan. After eating my soup and onion rings, the waitress told me that someone had paid my bill and handed me one of the My Color Is Love cards. What a great gesture! It really brightened my night. When I told the teens about it, they were as amazed as I was that someone would be so kind. Great weekend! Thanks!

September 23 2013 at 02:09 PM

Thankful:

About a week ago, I was my grocery parking lot returning the cart and about to get into my car when a lady stopped me and said" Excuse me, my daughter wants to give you something". I looked at her back window and there was a cute little girl with something in her hand. She stretched her hand out and said " this is for you", I said thank you and got into my car. I opened the card and found a gift card to my favorite store inside. I was so shocked and it just made my hectic day. My only regret is that I didn’t open the card in front of the little girl and show her my gratitude. So to the mother of this little girl( if you are reading this) I say " Great job on showing your child kindness and Thank you for the sunshine you brought into my day! God bless you

August 31 2013 at 08:08 AM

Rae:

I went through the drive thru today and paid for someone’s order. The cashier looked at me puzzled and asked, why? I told her just to put a smile on someone’s face. She said, “Wow, that’s really nice.” We have no idea how much of an impact that we can make by just being kind. Can’t wait to do it again.

May 18 2013 at 11:05 AM

Kat:

I went through a drive thru today and the people in the car in front of me paid for my lunch. Whenever I go to visit my parents in the UP I have paid for the Mackinaw Bridge toll for the person behind me and have for years. I now have the “My color is Love” card to pass on to someone else.

March 23 2013 at 01:03 PM

James, Larry:

today in class I ask the teacher for a pencil and this guy in my class that I really never spoke to gave me a pack of pencil and I pulled one pencil out and went to hand him the pencils back and he said “keep them,” Then he hands me this card and says my color is love, share the story

March 19 2013 at 12:03 PM

KH:

Today while at Tim Hortons I was ordering a lunch combo when I pulled up to pay they notified me that the car in front of me paid for me and the person behind me food they also left me two of your cards. I was so flattered and thought it was so lovely of them. It left quite an impression on me and I plan to pay it forward and leave the cards for someone so that they can pay it forward and pass along the cards and the message. whoever you were thank you, I appreciate it and it put a smile on my face. It also refreshed my faith in people.

March 14 2013 at 04:03 PM

Diane:

When I went through the drive thru line this morning at Starbucks there was someone behind me in line! I have been looking for the right opportunity to use a MCIL card and be part of the movement to show a random act of kindness to a complete stranger so I was excited to have a chance, I have never done anything like this before and am really excited to join the movement.

I told the employee that I would like to pay for the order of the person behind me and he looked confused but took my payment. He then asked if I knew the person behind me, I told him no, it was just a random act of kindness and asked if he could give the MCIL card to the person. He said sure and then handed me a coupon for a free drink of any size and kind at any return visit to Starbucks and said to me “Here is another random act of kindness for you”, he said.

His kind gesture and a great company that allows employees to do things like that will for sure continue my random acts of kindness at Starbucks. Though I don’t know if my random act of kindness put a smile on the receivers face, his put a smile on my face and made my day. Here is hoping for many more great experiences with this movement!

March 06 2013 at 03:03 PM

Robert:

Hi all – My name is Bob – I went to Wendy’s this morning to buy a coffee and a bagel. I proceeded to the window to pay and the lady in the window said the car in front of me paid for my order. She handed me a card (the man in the car asked her to give to me) that read “My color IS Love”.
He was a black man and I am a white man – We all have a lot to learn. Someday maybe we can all live in peace together

March 02 2013 at 12:03 AM

Ms. Hopeful:

Today was such a fun and fulfilling day. I went out with a purse full of True Color cards looking to brighten someone’s day. I went to a nearby coffee shop and saw a couple of cars ahead of me but no one behind. Hmmm, how can I pay for someone’s coffee if no one is in line behind me? Then a bright idea came to mind, “run inside and pay for the people in drive thru”. They won’t have any idea of who is paying for anything. My sneak attack on paying it forward was underway. I went in and spoke with the owner of the company and told him what I wanted to do and he happily assisted me. It’s wonderful to help others but I think it’s even more enjoyable when the person you’re helping has no clue of who is doing it. Thank you so much for this challenge. It was great and hopefully the persons that received the True Colors card with their coffee will do the same or something else for others…Keep up the Great job. This is a wonderful movement.

February 28 2013 at 02:02 PM

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