Thursday, August 13, 2009

Planting seeds with Random Acts of Kindness today..

Here is your challenge today if you want to make the world a better place on person at a time and also fill your heart with JOY. Yesterday I decided that we would talk to each other with smiles on our faces. You should try this..not only does everything come out sounding so much better but smiling brings out those endorphines making you feel better too. (Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and offering up this information as such!).

So go and plant some seeds today and watch your garden grow with your RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!!

Here are some things you can do:

1. Wash your elderly neighbors car
2. Smile at a stranger
3. Offer to watch your friends or a single moms kids so they can have some down time...trust me this is such a small thing but huge for someone who needs an hour or 2...
4. Cook someone a meal...maybe they have been sick or in a bad place...I love doing this even though this is not my gift..I havent had one meal returned.....haha
5. buy someone through the drive through their meal or drink...you know you can do this at starbucks....
6. treat your trash friends with a snack and drink this week...we do this and they love it...being that it is almost 100 - the water/soda is awesome...we so appreciate them too!
7. RAK a book to a friend, share wht you love with others
8. RAK your books/mags to a hospital or retirement home....
9. Volunteer...anywhere....
10.Pump gas for someone....

There are so many things you can do that would not cost you a dime or very little that truly will make a difference to those you come in contact with and or decide to RAK today...come on even with your busy schedule or lack of funds can find a way to make someone else's day...making the world/your town/your neighborhood better one person at a time.......wouldn't it be nice to see how your kindness went on and on.....can you imagine all the goodness...all the smiles...maybe you will be that one piece of hope someone needed today to continue on when they don't feel like it....I love to include children, I think it is one of the simpliest acts they can learn and one of the most valuable lessons in life they can learn and enjoy!! IF YOU DO I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR RAKS AND HOW YOU FELT, THE KEY IS NOT TO HAVE ANY EXPECTATIONS WITH OTHERS BY WHAT YOU DO. HONESTLY SOME PEOPLE REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO OR SAY AND THAT IS OKAY. JUST KNOW YOU ARE FILLING THEIR HEARTS WITH LOVE!!

Make it a great day and remember God loves you, that is right YOU - just the way you are!!!

xoxoxo

6 comments:

Patti said...

I love RAK's!!! I once paid for the meal of the car behind me in the drive thru. You don't know what their reaction is, but you feel so good just doing it! Thanks for the reminder!!

Calia Yang said...

DH and I usually do the same. We pay for the person behind us when we're buying starbucks. Like Patti said, you can't see their reactions, but you just feel good inside.

Tiffany said...

What a great idea! I try very hard to do things on a daily basis, but sometimes you forget becasue life is happening so quickly. Thanks for the reminder, (said with a great big smile!)

Sarah said...

what a great post! I love Random Acts of Kindness! It does feel just as good to give as to receive! Everyone should aspire to do one RAK a day! THanks for sharing that!

Life Made Creations said...

Love this! My boys and I spent an afternoon chipping ice from an elderly neighbor's driveway last winter. It's so important to me that my boys learn the importance of being kind to others just because it's the right thing to do (not to get something in return).

Heather Lough said...

such a great list. I have had someone buy my drink at Starbucks and have done it in return. It is such a sweet surprise. I need to do it again.