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If this is your first time reading my blog, I have a goal to do at least ONE random act of kindness a week for a year. If you want to learn more, check the links below.
Well, first off Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you spent your time with people you love and will continue to lift you up all year long. I spent mine with close friends and simply watched the NYC ball drop. I don’t really drink anymore, but I did enjoy a few yummy mimosas!
I was ran ragged this week at work and didn’t have time during the week to commit the random act of kindness. This left me with Saturday, New Years Eve. Every time I was somewhere I could commit one, no one was around to receive one.
Me and one my best friends, Mira, were running a few errands before going to the party. We went to get champagne… then we needed orange juice… and food. No one near for a random act of kindness. 3 hours before midnight we went to Quik Trip (a local gas station) JUST so I could find a person.
We each got some water and went to the counter. NO ONE was in there. I offered the clerks a drink on me. Not that kind of drink.. Like a coke or something. They refused. Thankfully, a young girl was walking up the the counter.
I offered to pay for her chips. It was all she had, but I HAD to reach my goal. She asked if I was sure, and then let me pay for it. She thanked me. Then her father asked how much money she needed for the chips. “That lady paid for them.” Then he thanked me. Then walking out of the store, she told ANOTHER person I had paid for her chips.
It was truly a simple act. However, she expressed a great bit of gratitude. I love that I could help her end her year on a good note. A little blessing here and there for someone is always nice.
I really am looking forward to finding a great random act of kindness next week. I don’t know what, but it’s going to hit me.
Make the most of your new year and always strive for great things.
My goal is to do one random act of kindness a week for a year. To understand better what I’m trying to accomplish, go here: http://sayrahanne.tumblr.com/post/11864874657/a-big-idea
Yes, I’ve already done my random act kindness for week five. However, it is THANKSGIVING and being compassionate on such a lovely day was a must. :)
I was on my way home from stuffing my face and I thought about how four years ago, I spent my thanksgiving working. Yes I got paid great money that particular day, but I didn’t spend it with my family.
Tons of people are working on Thanksgiving, and some are even stuck working black Friday. Most of the things I passed on my way home were closed. However, like a little beacon I see blockbuster.
It was the only thing open in its entire plaza. So I decided that I should stop there and do something similar to what I did earlier this week. I searched through the previously viewed movies and the 2 men working assisted me in finding one I desperately wanted.
When it was done I asked what they liked to drink. They both said they were fine until I explained my goal. I also explained how Thanksgiving is a time to be spent with family but instead they are spending part of it with strangers who don’t realize they should be thankful that they don’t have to work on this holiday.
They finally agreed. Turns out I got a free bag of popcorn with my purchase and I decided the lady in the line next to me deserved that. I’d overheard her saying how she’s a nurse and hadn’t slept since the day before because she worked night shift.
So 3 people reaped the benefits of my goal today. :) One of the men was around my age and he wouldn’t quit expressing his gratitude. He also asked what possessed me to make the goal. I simply explained I wanted more good in the world and how if God had blessed me, it’s my duty to bless others.
He told me to come back so he could repay me. Here is where the story makes a turn. I told him that if they wanted to pay me back, they should come to church on Sunday. I told them where, and when and directions. They seemed like they really might. Even if they don’t, i’m glad to have been a reason for the smiles on their faces.
As I left, they thanked me once again. And I left with a simple, “Bye. God bless!”
Do you have a random acts of kindness story you want to share?
My goal is to do one random act of kindness a week for a year. To learn more about this goal go here: http://sayrahanne.tumblr.com/post/11864874657/a-big-idea.
So it’s week four. I’ve committed myself to making a healthier life style for myself. So fast food is no longer an option. Sad I know. On a side note, I did walk 21 miles collectively last week. I’ve been eating healthy (for the most part), and have no drank anything but water or milk.
My favorite way to do a random act of kindness is through a drive-thru. They don’t know you paid for them. You can escape quickly. Now I will have to be visible but it is ok.
Today I went to pay for some gas after an AMAZING church service. I wanted some lunch, but they didn’t have any sandwich’s on whole grain bread so I decided against. I went toward the counter to pay, and a man was behind me with a hot dog, chips, and a drink.
He looked so upset. Like MAD kind of way. Even if he looked intimidating, that is who I chose. I paid for my gas, a bottle of water and told the lady I was also paying for everything the man had in his hands behind me. She looked at me like I was crazy. He told me NO. I explained I didn’t want anything, just to bless him with kindness.
He about argued it, but I wouldn’t allow it. He said thank you, but he never cracked a smile. In my opinion, it’s those people who need those little blessings the most.
Some people are having a rough day. It may not always be written across their face, but it’s important that we are compassionate and bless others just as God blessed us. I pray that more people/followers start doing this with me. It’s such a great feeling. It doesn’t even take much. I’m broke as a joke, but I still take that 5 dollars I’d use on something pointless and put it toward someone else.
I just finished week four of random acts of kindness… What week are you on?
I currently am beyond poor. (We’re talking 9 dollars until I get paid for odd jobs, and until I start my full time.) However, one random act of kindness a week is still a priority. I may not have much money, but I did one anyway.
Today, I drove to a local grocery store. It was a little out of the way from the errand I was running, but I felt compelled to go to that particular one. I had my niece with me, well she isn’t really isn’t my niece but she might as well be.
I had her go up to the drink machine and find out how much a drink cost at that particular machine. It was 75 cents. I happened to have enough silver change to do that. So, I put it in a plastic zip lock bag and left a little note with it. I didn’t leave my name, just my initals S.W.
I waited until this man walked away from the machine. Then I went and taped the bag on the machine. It was simple, and might not have been much… But it was something. The only thing I would have changed is that I forgot to write “God Bless” on it. I normally say that with all my random acts of kindness, but I ran out of room on the paper. :/ NEXT TIME!
It isn’t about how much you do, or what you do… It’s the fact you even took the time to do it.
If you want to learn more about my random acts of kindness goal, go here: http://sayrahanne.tumblr.com/post/11864874657/a-big-idea