How to NOT B Foolish on April Fools’ Day
(photo courtesy of rsvpscakes)
I’ve never really liked April Fool’s Day, although I played along as a kid. I knew plenty of people who were Passionate (with a capital P) about April Fools’ Day but it always seemed to me that the longer the day wore on, the more the pranks became mean-spirited.
Besides, I always thought there was a better reason to celebrate April 1.
It represents the beginning of my birthday month!
This year, I want to celebrate my birthday month with ALL of cyberspace!
And, I want to give YOU birthday gifts!
(I promise this is not an April Fools joke.)
Here’s the Scoop (Make it Baskin Robbins World Class Chocolate, Please.)
I’m starting a contest today and there are no fools allowed so there’s no way you can be foolish on April Fools’ Day!
Here’s how the contest will work: When you subscribe to this blog site (by completing your name and email address on the home page), your name gets thrown into my baseball cap (in honor of the second best thing to happen in the month of April–the start of Major League Baseball Season!).
Quite honestly, I’m really proud of the new look of B Here Today and I want more people to know about it. The new BHT unveiling happens to coincide with my birthday month so I thought, why not share the news for a whole month? When you subscribe, the gifts automatically begin to hit your email box.
Birthday Gifts for You
First, you’ll receive my brand new, first-ever, e-book, B Here On Purpose, nearly 30 pages of how to apply mindfulness in day-to-day situations. Then, for the first seven days after you subscribe, you’ll receive a special email about being present in areas of your life, like at work, in nature, with your finances and with your animals.
The contest itself will run throughout the entire month of April. On May 1, I’ll draw the lucky winner’s name out of the hat and that person will win a $100 Amazon gift card!
Here’s the really FUN part: For every 16th entry subscriber, that person will get a BONUS of FOUR entries. (Bet you’re not fooled by the date of my birthday, are you?). So, since April is the fourth month of the year, when you are new subscriber number 16, 32, 48, 54, 70, 86, and so on, you’ll get your name entered four times.
My friends who are already subscribers can get in on the action too! Anyone who tweets or retweets about the contest on Twitter and/or comments about the contest on Facebook gets one entry into the contest drawing. So be sure to follow me on those two sites (@bheretoday and https://www.facebook.com/Like.BHereToday, respectively)!
But Wait, There’s More!
Call it Beth’s special birthday gift to you! I’m offering an additional $25 gift card to the person who posts the best comment about mindfulness here on the site, either on this post on another April post. Get creative! Tell me what mindfulness means to you, or how you’ve applied the principle of presence in a certain situation or even how the practice of mindfulness has changed your life.
The contest in a nutshell is this: Subscribe and earn one point or entry. Each tweet or comment earns one point. Every 16th subscriber earns four points. At the end of the contest, one person wins a BIG gift card. The best blog comment about mindfulness receives a smaller gift card.
Pretty cool, huh?
There is one–and only one–caveat to the subscriber portion of the contest: In order to trigger the $100 prize, there must be a minimum of 200 new subscribers during the contest. The caveat does not apply to the comment portion of the contest.
Simple, easy, fun AND your competitive spirit gets stoked at the same time. AND, you could win $125!! (Because there is no rule about winning twice.)
Now, rather than being the butt of a family member’s silly April Fools’ joke, isn’t this a much better way to start the grand month of April?