11.24.2009

Random Acts of Kindness

Photo Courtesy of Stressie Cat Art

I'm sure you've all heard of Random Acts of Kindness. There's even a foundation, with a website that gives you ideas and information. I'm pretty sure I've seen a blog carnival floating around with this theme, but I can't find it.
So, I decided to start my own!
My purpose is not to brag about doing nice things or talk about how wonderful I am. That's just a bonus. The purpose is to keep this more in the forefront of my mind, so that I do Random Acts of Kindness more often. And, to inspire others to do the same thing!
So, every Tuesday I'm going to host a Random Acts of Kindness theme, right here on my blog, and I will have McKlinky down there for anyone who wants to join in.
(I was late getting to it this week, so you're getting it Wednesday instead. Better late than never, right?)
My latest Random Act of Kindness happened yesterday. I have a co-worker who is also a good friend. Her job here is a difficult one, and can be very stressful. For some reason, on Monday night an idea popped into my head to make her morning a little brighter.
I pick up blank note cards every time I see a package of cute ones, mostly to use for Spirit Jump. So I pulled one of those out and wrote a little note to her inside, wishing her a great day. Then I left it in her office on her computer keyboard.
When she came in this morning, she had the biggest smile on her face. She thanked me and said "You have no idea how much I needed that!"
I love that I helped her, in some small way, to have a better day!
So, I challenge you to think of some Random Acts of Kindness that you can perform. There are millions of ways to do this. Start simple and go from there. And don't forget to blog about it, and link up here!



12 comments:

Karen in Texas said...

Aww...you're my kind of friend Cyndy. I enjoyed my little card that you sent with the book for me to read too. My random act of kindness I used on family. You know the situation both emotionally and financially. It wasn't much but I was able to get a few groceries for them for a couple of days and while I don't want to support the smoking habit I did include a pack of cigarettes for my sister because being as upset as she is right now it is definitely not the time for her to quit. I'll lecture her later on when she's not so emotionally challenged.

Tara R. said...

This is a fabulous idea. It will make me more conscious of doing something for someone else. I hope you get scads of participants.

My act for the week was to pack a box of non-perishables - Thanksgiving related items - and took it to our local food bank.

Manic Mother said...

Aw great idea, you are so sweet. On a complete side note I was at CVS today and saw they have dog snuggies...you may want to look into that ;)

Manic Mother said...

Oh and I had a great time too!!

Noelle said...

my random act of kindness this week will be that i allow my children to remain living. since today is the first day of their thanksgiving vacation and it is only noon here and they are already fighting and arguing and destroying my house, i shall commit a random act of kindness and allow them to keep breathing. there. maybe if i keep repeating that, it will be easier.


happy thanksgiving!

shortmama said...

I love this idea!!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I could not agree with you more.
Sometimes it just takes a smile to lift someone's spirits!

Twincerely,Olga said...

what a sweet idea! I will be back to play next week! Happy Thanksgiving!

anymommy said...

You're the cutest. Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.

Erin said...

Ohhh I love this idea, I always have Random acts to share....and I absolutely LOVE the pic!

cat said...

What a great idea. I always try to do them, but it is great if you need to remember them, you will do more.

Kirby3131 said...

What a lovely idea. I think the handwritten note is something that should be given away frequently :) How wonderful that you could brighten your coworkers day with just a note :)