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Random acts of kindness

I'm not sure if this should be added to this section or the charities section but after reading a magazine in the last couple of weeks I recall reading about random acts of kindness. These acts can be the smallest thing yet mean so much to the recipient and the giver. The person giving feels good because they could help in some way and the person on the recieiving end knows there are people out there who are nice and willing to help. Over the years I have done a few things to help others out - from carrying grocerries to the car of an elderly person or general things like stopping to give directions when other people have just continued walking past and ignored them - so not the way to treat people visiting the town. I have also been on the recieving end of kindness of strangers. I've been at the checkout and fallen $5 short of the total of necessities and trying to figure out which item/s I could go without and a kind lady handed over the $5 I needed. Just recently I was having a really bad day and decided to treat myself to a take away coffee. On the way out I tripped and lost the lot. One of the staff saw this and replaced it for me. I'm interested in hearing what acts of kindness you've done or have recieved. Big or small it all counts.

Last reply: 8th Jan 2013 / 6 replies / Post by LokiAura

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lynney

Posted by: lynney
Posted: 4th Dec 2011

lynney says: yes you can really make someones day.also your own Reply

sherri

Posted by: sherri
Posted: 4th Dec 2011

sherri says: years ago a work colleague and I entered into a social experiment - we invented the 'RAK Fairy' just to see if it would take off! (so to speak). We would do something nice for someone in our workplace - and then issue an 'invoice' telling the person that they had been 'RAKked' - and in accepting the gift they had entered into an implied contract to do an anonymous good deed for someone else. (all very tongue in cheek)

Not quite what you are talking about LokiAura, but still a lot of fun....especially as people tried to work out not only who their benefactor was, but also who started this. Reply

sherri

Posted by: sherri
Posted: 4th Dec 2011

sherri says: years ago a work colleague and I entered into a social experiment - we invented the 'RAK Fairy' just to see if it would take off! (so to speak). We would do something nice for someone in our workplace - and then issue an 'invoice' telling the person that they had been 'RAKked' - and in accepting the gift they had entered into an implied contract to do an anonymous good deed for someone else. (all very tongue in cheek)

Not quite what you are talking about LokiAura, but still a lot of fun....especially as people tried to work out not only who their benefactor was, but also who started the 'chain of niceness'. Reply

LokiAura

Posted by: LokiAura
Posted: 4th Dec 2011

LokiAura says: Hi lynney - yes it does make your day. It's so nice to know there are still people out there who will do nice things and not ask what's in it for me.
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LokiAura

Posted by: LokiAura
Posted: 4th Dec 2011

LokiAura says: Hi Sherri...................I think what your saying does fit :) What a wonderful idea it was to be doing that at your workplace it would make so many other workplaces a real joy to work in. Reply

Petrolhead

Posted by: Petrolhead
Posted: 8th Jan 2013

Petrolhead says: I got stuck in Port Augusta South Australiain a crappy caravan park when the engine in my 4x4 died and had to be rebuilt, basically I was on the bones of my ass when I came across a small satchel that was where some backpackers were camped, inside the satchel was a wallet FULL of cash, passport and a heap of travellers cheques all signed, what do you do? I seriously needed the cash, toss a coin nah do the right thing, so I head to the caravan park office and spot a group of backpackers and one of them was the guy in the passport, I asked him if he had lost a satchel his reply was "yes we thought we left it at Alice Springs and they had kissed it goodbuy" I told him he didn't and handed it back to him he was very appreciative and said "something nice will happen to you today" no reward no nothing, I seriously could of done with that cash, what would do? I may of been pissed off at the time but at least I can sleep well at night(not that night though Reply

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