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RAK #176 – Caught Up with a Good Friend

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RAK #176 – we had a softball game that ended up being rained out, so during the delay I spent time with an old friend.  We talked about life, and got caught up on all the current events.  I also helped advise her with some life challenges, so the game rainout turned out to be a great thing.

That’s the awesome thing about life – you just never know what opportunities are going to present themselves, even under the guise of something negative.  Good reminder!

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June 25th, 2013 at 11:24 pm

RAK #175 – Let a Friend Borrow my Stuff

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RAK #175 – this was was easy; a friend asked if she could borrow my set of bases for a kickball game. How could I say no?  Ok, so it wasn’t random, but I’m still countin’ it!  Plus, I got a nice little note attached…totally worth it!

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June 25th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

RAK #174 – Extra Tip for Employees

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RAK #174 – today I put additional tip money in the jar at a local place we stopped at for lunch. Hope it made their day better!

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June 23rd, 2013 at 8:41 pm

RAK #173 – Picked Up Trash

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RAK #173 – I decided to pick up trash again in my neighborhood while walking the dogs…it’s disappointing to see all the litter than appear to be thrown out of cars or just dropped along the sidewalk, but it makes me feel better to be doing a small part to make my world better.

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June 22nd, 2013 at 10:44 am

RAK #172 – Helped Clean Up

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RAK #172 – this afternoon at my workplace,  I needed some project information from a coworker and found him in the middle of helping clean out an office filled with boxes.  I decided to help move the items while we discussed the project; I got the info I needed, and they finished the project faster.  Win/win for everyone, and such an easy way to help someone else.

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June 21st, 2013 at 4:57 pm

RAK #170 – Donated More Items to Goodwill

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RAK #170 – Another round of ‘de-cluttering’!  In order to minimize the abundance of ‘things’, I’ve had to make some tough choices…there are some nice shirts that I have been reluctantly holding onto for stubborn reasons, and finally decided to donate them. Although hard, it feels good to release that ‘hold’ our possessions can have over us…

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June 20th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

RAK #171 – Listened a Friend in Need

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RAK #171 – this tends to be a common thread on here, which I think is a good thing…another friend of mine is going through some challenges, so I reached out, and talked and listened to her for a while about everything she is going through.  We all enjoy let people know what we think about everything, but sometimes all someone wants is to be listened to and reassured…it’s a good reminder for all of us to just take some time and listen to someone who needs it.

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June 20th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

RAK #169 – Sent an Email

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RAK #169 – OK, so I know that sending an email isn’t exactly special…but sending an email to my wife to tell her how much I love her is.  We all need those little reminders, to let us know we are loved and appreciated, and that we have value to others.

Take some time today and let someone know you care!  It only takes a small amount of time and effort, but the result is immeasurable.

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June 18th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

RAK #168 – RAKnote & Candy at Drive-thru

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RAK #168 – another simple one, with my son giving a RAKnote and candy to the employee working the booth at the restaurant drive-thru. Hope it made his day!

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June 17th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

RAK #167 – Patience

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RAK #167 – today, I was in line at a local grocer, and the lady in front of me was writing a check (which I haven’t seen for years!).  The cashier actually didn’t know how to process this, and had to ask for help, so it ended up taking a few minutes.  The people behind me were annoyed, sighing loudly, and the lady was obviously feeling self conscious.   I told her not to worry, and it wasn’t a big deal.  Yes, it was a little annoying, but there was no point in me expressing that.

The whole thing only took maybe 5 minutes, but it’s amazing to see how easy people get agitated by these kinds of things.  A good reminder that we all need to have a little more patience.

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June 16th, 2013 at 10:11 pm