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RAOK. Your challenge....
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:00 AM
in a spin off from the ways to restore humanity thread i thought i would challenge as many EB members as possible to perform a random act of kindness today and then come back and post about it here. Something as simple as smiling at a stranger to paying for the person in line behind you's coffee. Help someone with their trolley or what else can you come up with.
Put your thinking caps on and then let us know what you managed to do.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:06 AM
OMG this is AWESOME. I have dedicated my whole life to this sort of things - performing RAOK's and helping others. I'm in!
Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:58 AM
Just gave the ladies at our local fish and chip shop a $10 tip. But I'm not sure if that counts as I then sat down outside and watched her put it in one of the charity collection tins. Don't know if I'm heading out again today so hoping an opportunity supplies itself when I am out with my Christmas lights later..
Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:58 AM
Edited by charlottesmum04, 16 December 2012 - 12:00 PM.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:11 PM
Reporting back in
Okay, mine is probably a little random. My XH came this afternoon to spend some time with DS. He also stayed for dinner - which he sometimes does on a Sunday afternoon. Today though I went to the special effort of making him garlic bread (his favourite). Neither DS nor I can eat it, so it was just for him.
I didn't get to go out today, so this was the best RAOK I could do
Edited by ♥~Bodhichitta~♥, 16 December 2012 - 07:12 PM.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:21 PM
Not mine but I'm reporting someone elses because it made my day. I had 2 hours to do a lot of Christmas shopping without kids tagging along. I picked up many more things than I could carry comfortably without thinking through how I was going to manage once I got through the check out and had to leave my basket. A lovely lady saw me looking around for a trolley and came over to me. She asked if I was looking for a trolley and offered to go and find me one. Which she then did. I couldn't thank her enough.
I pulled out my road book and helped some lost individual find their way outside the zoo today. It's hard for my motives not to be selfish. I find my bread is always returned sevenfold.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:21 PM
I did this the other day, I bought the guy behind me a coffee and he thought I was hitting on him. Neither he or the barista could understand what I was trying to do.
RAOK fail! I will be trying again because I love the thought of it.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:23 PM
I think thats a great RAOK.... I managed to get another one in. XP's new wife posted on a facebook group askng for premmie clothes. I rang and arranged to give her the ones i have here when they drop DD off at changeover.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:38 PM
Aaw, this is so nice.
I didn't do any random ones, but I did have two special rescue dogs and an adult rehome in class today, and I'm so pleased with their progress. I made a point of telling their people how well they were doing.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:15 PM
Funny I was just reading this as we are driving home after a weekend away when some people were frantically waving for us to stop, so we did. They had a flat tyre & had been waiting for someone with the same make of car to drive past as they had lost their attachment they needed to get the nuts off the tyre (a different type of nut or something that only these cars have?) Our RAOK didn't go completely to plan though as unfortunately we were unable to help them as we didn't have the piece they needed (looks like ours is missing). Oh well we did try.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:21 PM
Gave extra bread to the sad looking duck.
Didn't verbally abuse a couple of deserving candidates.
That will have to do today.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:42 PM
Not a RAOK from me... but to me.
Today I was Shopping with DH - No kids. HEAPS of Xmas shopping to do (like, all of it! lol).
Randomly a lady runs up to me and tells me how lovely my top is, and how great I looked - my hair and my top and everything just looked so nice.
I cannot thank that women enough - it was the first time someone had ever done that to me - I found it hard to accept at first, but put a spring in my step for the rest of the day
Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:49 PM
on wednesday im taking some white xmas (home made of course) to the nurses at rch (butterfly ward - nicu/scn ward where we spent 4 months!!!)
and taking some of his "old" clothes in as weel, cos they never had enough little boy clothes!
Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:18 PM
My girls and I gave out 60 candy canes with a Christmas tag and curled ribbon to the old people at my Grandmother's Church carols. We received so many smiles in return
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