Thursday, June 3, 2010

Randon Acts of Kindness

For Kelly's Show Us Your Life this week we are to share "random acts of kindness" ideas. After reading a blog a few months ago about a mother that for her birthday did a huge list of RAOK all in one day! It has inspired me to extra things to help out my neighbors (read: any stranger I might come in contact with:)

Here are a few that I think is neat:

I have gone through the drive-thru at a fast food place before and paid for the lunch of the car behind me. I also gave a salvation tract to the worker and asked them very politely to hand it to the person when they drove up to pay for their meal.

Another idea is to help carry out groceries for an elderly person or a mom wrangling a few kiddos at the store!

Or if you have the extra $$$ you could pay for their groceries! Buy a gift card and go back into the store and find someone you can tell is struggling with choices and few items in their cart and give them the gift card.

Clip coupons (preferably free ones) and randomly hand them out while shopping. Or even lay them on the items they belong to. We do this at Hobby Lobby all the time! I love the look on people's faces when I hand them that 40% off coupon!!!

Buy a restaurant gift card and drop it off at a table of a a sweet elderly couple or a family with children. Put change in the meters of the ones that are getting ready to run out of time.

Take a special tray of sweets to a local elementary school and ask to leave them in the teacher's lounge.

Hand out waters to runners you see on the road. Especially the ones that are drenched in sweat.....ha!

Have your children write/make special thank you notes for our men and women in the armed forces and buy a gift card to attach to them. When you randomly see one out in public give them a thank you card!

I LOVE this idea of RAOK and would love to see my family doing more of it! I can't wait to read some more ideas too! Hope you all have a super blessed day!!!


AndreaLeigh said...

I love the letter to our armed forces idea! Thanks for sharing.

mjellis said...

Stopping by from Kelly's Korner...
I love these ideas! So sweet! I'm going to print extra hobby lobby coupons next time I go - I love that! Thank you for sharing!

Claire said...

I love RAoKing! These are some wonderful ideas!


Rona's Home Page said...

I love the idea of dropping off a restaurant gift card at someone's table.

Great list.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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...

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