Wednesday, March 6, 2013

RAK My Birthday

Hi All,

My birthday is quickly approaching and I am excited. The latter part of last year I did a random act of kindness (RAK) just because I felt like it. We've heard people say doing kind acts for others makes you feel good and I must say it does. I realize my blessings and am thankful to God for each of them.

So this year I don't want any gifts at all. I want to do kind acts for others as a gift to myself. I'm going to do them in Jesus' name. Jesus tells us to show kindness to one another and what better than to give back.

I've invited all of my Facebook friends to help me celebrate.

I hope everyone participates. Below are a few ideas of kind acts you can perform.

Have a blessed day.

Pray for someone else’s needs
Leave change at a vending machine
Let someone go ahead of you in line
Hold the door for the person behind you
Take cards to an assisted living center/nursing home
Hide $1 bills in between toys at the dollar store.
Pay for lunch for someone
Buy coffee others
Read to a child
Leave an extra tip for your server or a small gift along with your tip
Leave coupons in the grocery store
Pick up trash when you see it.
Be a friendly driver
Help someone for free
Donate books to the library
Give carepacks to the homeless
Spend extra time with your child(ren)
Donate to a charity (time/money/goods)
Pay for someone’s toll
Pay for someone’s bus fare/give a bus card
Send a present to a soldier
Befriend someone
Hold your tongue
Be thoughtful
Hold the door for someone
Compliment someone
Say thank you… a lot
Send a letter to a friend
Give freely
Tell someone you love them
Try to find goodness in the person you don’t like
Ask someone if they’ve lost some weight or tell them that they’re “just glowing”
Do you know that your partner hates doing the dishes but you don’t really mind doing them? Do them.
Don’t nag
Bring donuts or other delicious sweets to work
Tip generously 
Say “Hi” to strangers
Avoid gossip
Leave extra time in the parking meter
Be understanding of traveling parents with the grumpy or noisy kids
Forgive the person you used to hate back in the day
Listen to someone’s life story