Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness Week

This is Random Acts of Kindness week. I always liked the idea of Random Acts of Kindness, especially those acts of kindness where one does not take the credit. For instance, leaving a small gift on your neighbor's door without your name, or paying for the toll for the person in the car behind you, or taking in the neighbor's trash can while they are still at work. This might be a good time to revisit those acts that make the world a little better place in which to live. And, for a few ideas I've found keep reading. And, then leave me any ideas that you may have.

Random Ideas include:

Every now and then, buy some pet food or supplies for your local food pantry.
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Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, emergency room, etc... anyone that spends their life helping others, really deserves all you can do for them.
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Pay a local teenager to mow someones yard, who is elderly, sick or their spouse is away.
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Quilt, knit or crochet a babys blanket and take it to the Nurses station, in the hospital, for the next baby that is born.
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Buy a bouquet of flowers or balloons at the florist and have it delivered to the hospital. The nurses will know who needs it the most.
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Send a nice card to 2 people you picked from the phone book.
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Send your children to offer to wash cars for your neighbors for free, when they come home you pay them.
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Drop coins in someones garden, so when they are weeding they get a suprise.
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Another random act is to write to places where you get especially good service and commend them (specific names if you know them) for their exceptional service.
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Send a 'Thank you' card or note 'from a local citizen' to the officers at your local police station. Rarely are these people ever thanked for the protection they give or the risks they take.
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Plant a tree.
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Volunteer at a local shelter.
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Clean up your neighbor's yard/garden for free.
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Call an old friend.
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Leave that parking space up front, for someone else.
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Save your magazines to give to a friend after they've been read.
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Smile! Laugh! Be Happy! Be Wacky! And for goodness sakes, Be Kind!

5 comments:

creativedawn said...

or I could tell my online friend what a sweetie she is to think of this post...with such wonderful ideas

you're a lovely person!

hugzzzz
Pam

Khris said...

What an awesome list...I love them. Thanks for sharing this. I am going to work on some of these...hugs Khris

Melissa said...

I didn't know this was RAK week! Now what can I do.....? Hmmm, I will definitely have to get busy! Thanks, Marilyn!

beth said...

wow! did you brainstorm that list? Thanks for the reminder.

Pamela O said...

This is so nice Marilyn...I could see you doing all of the above. I will learn from you, you're a sweetie!!!