perform a Random Act of Kindness every day, for an entire year. Can you do it?

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RAK #185 – Gave extra Tip Money

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RAK #185 – Hope everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th!  Hard to believe the year is half over already, and so is this project…while it hasn’t be easy, it definitely has helped be be a better person, I think.

Today we stopped at an ice cream shop, and I waited until no one was looking and put extra money in the tip jar.  Of course there’s nothing wrong with doing it while the employees see you, but that can be a little self-serving, right?  Maybe next time do this, just because it feels good to you.

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July 5th, 2013 at 10:25 am

RAK #184 – Treated Family to Dinner

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RAK #184 – OK, so this wasn’t ‘random’, but it still counts – we treated some out-of-town family members to dinner at a upscale restaurant we have been talking about for years. It was an amazing night, and we felt blessed to be able to share this experience with them.

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July 3rd, 2013 at 10:38 pm

RAK #183 – Tolerate a Family Member’s Behavior

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RAK #183 – heh..well, this one sounds rather personal, right?  Without going into too many details, I recently had conflict with a close family member, but did my best to keep the situation neutral and limit the hurtfulness.  While this isn’t something I would claim for this project, I did find this on a Act of Kindness idea list:

45. Tolerate a loved one’s behavior a little more than usual. 

So I suppose it counts…hey, at least something good came out of it, right?

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July 2nd, 2013 at 11:43 pm

RAK #182 – Sympathized with a Stranger

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RAK #182 – tonight I stopped at my local Sprouts store for milk, and while I was in line, I asked the customary “how is your day going?” to the cashier, and he responded, “not so good”. I asked him for details, and he explained that his family dog passed away, and that it has been really hard dealing with it.  As there was on one else in line, I listened to him and we talked for about ten minutes about the impact pets have on our lives.  As I bid him farewell, and thanked me for listening, and I hope it helped him in his grief.

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July 1st, 2013 at 10:01 pm

RAK #181 – Donated my Time

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RAK #181 – a company recently did some work for needed some immediate assistance with a marketing project, and I decided to help them at no charge.  Some have criticized me for continuing to do this kind of work for free, but for me, not everything is always about money.  Sometimes just being able to help is enough.

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June 30th, 2013 at 11:16 pm