Friday, June 4, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness - Show us your life!

Oh how I love these! Random acts of kindness (or RAK as it shall be called) really restores the hope I have in humanity. There are some really, really, REALLY terrible things out there, but every once in awhile you hear about something really, really, REALLY wonderful! And it all starts with one little act...

Make the call. I love it when someone actually takes the time to call me. Now don't get me wrong! I love getting texts and emails too, but when someone takes time our of their day to call me and say "hey, I'm thinking about you" it really just makes my day so much better!

Tip someone who helps you. I remember working in retail and really trying to help a mother find her extremely difficult teenage daughter school clothes. I must have brought her 100 different outfits and accessories and shoes and everything under the sun, and I swear she hated EVERYTHING (probably because her mom liked it)!! At the end of probably about 2 hours they were finally ready to check out and when it was all said and done the mom hugged me and gave me $5. I know it's not a lot, but she knew that I had really tried to be patient and help her and it really made it all worth while to see how grateful she was.

Give a little gift. I LOVE getting gifts, but I love giving them more! I love seeing the look on someones face when you KNOW you've gotten them the perfect gift! It doesn't have to be something big. It really is the thought that counts!

Help someone in need. Work at a soup kitchen for a day. Help someone clean their yard. Buy someone groceries. Buy Christmas presents for needy children. There are so many opportunities out there to give back!

At some point, everyone needs a random act of kindness shown to them. What do YOU do to show your kindness?


  1. great ideas! thanks for stopping by my blog. what area of aiken do you live in? I'm from north augusta. My parents still live there, but i'm in charleston now. i lived in "the valley".

  2. We live on the south side in Beaver Creek. I grew up in Charleston! Small world!

  3. Stopping by from Kelly's Korner...
    I couldn't agree with you more. Seeing someone do something nice for another person makes me feel better about all the bad stuff :)

  4. I thinking Tim's is slowly making it's way South. We have quite a few now in OH! I love their Iced Capps, but you don't even want to know how many calories are in there! :) Thanks for being one of my first comments! You have some great ideas for RAOK - I feel pretty lame that I only had one!

  5. What wonderful ideas! I try to do something kind every day, and it makes me so happy!


  6. I love your list!

    It's nice giving of one's self.

  7. Love this post...Trying to catch up some blog reading...and love these random of my favorite things to do....
    Love your blog..
    Hope you will stop by for a visit. I have a guest post from my son this weekend...