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Random Acts of Kindness caught on film

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I stumbled across this article today on ChicagoNow.com…definitely worth a viewing!

Yes, our government is shutdown, Healthcare.gov is a mess, the economy is being held hostage, and debt ceiling deadline is fast approaching. Things are headed in a sad direction, but still there people out there who do these little random acts of kindness. These fellow humans being the best of us.

But you know what? Life is short. We are here, we struggle against all odds in a universe that is completely ambivalent to our existence. It has little concern for our fate, whether that fate is amazingly satisfying or sad.

We tumble through this world in a vague attempt to do something from time to time that brings happiness.

But sometimes we forget in all the chaos that we are here together. We struggle together. We are not a single candle lit in the darkness. We are many candles- millions of candles- billions of candles. We exist in this life alongside other human beings and there are times that we should see nothing in another human being but the need to be helped.

I found this video during one of forays into the internet and it brought a smile to my face. It gave me a short moment of introspection. It is only a passing moment, but embrace it.

Watch as what the best of humanity do when the average of humanity fails to.

Also, the music is nice too and can be downloaded here and the check out the Facebook page for Carlos Sanz Music here. They have more music like that one!

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October 14th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Parents’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Act of Kindness in Honor of Daughter Goes Viral

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Parents' pumpkin spice latte act of kindness goes viral

(ABCNews)– A Pennsylvania’s family pumpkin spice latte act of kindness in honor of their daughter’s death has turned into a viral chain of good deeds and raising awareness for epilepsy.

On Sept. 3, Alyssa O’Neill, 18, texted her mom to ask if they could go to Starbucks the next morning before school so that she could try her first pumpkin spice latte. Her mom “agreed wholeheartedly.”

“Unfortunately, my daughter passed away early [the next] morning and we never got a chance to do that for her,” Alyssa’s dad, Jason O’Neill, told ABCNews.com. Alyssa died of an epileptic seizure.

“After the viewing and the funeral, we spent a few days being extremely sad and hiding from everybody, but we realized that wasn’t really helping,” he said.

So the family, which includes Alyssa’s two younger sisters and brother, headed to an Erie, Penn., Starbucks to fulfill her last wish.

“She really wanted a pumpkin spice latte,” her dad remembered thinking. “I know we can’t get her one, but we’ll each get one and then we’ll pay it forward and let some other people enjoy what Alyssa didn’t get a chance to have. And maybe they’ll spread the kindness and do a nice thing in honor of our daughter.”

Read on for the rest of the story…

H/T: WHAS11.com

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October 1st, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Random acts of kindness elicit smiles in Connecticut

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Motorists driving through Wilton Center this morning were surprised with a gift of a long-stemmed yellow rose from police officers. The officers were continuing a 10-year-old tradition of performing random acts of kindness on this day. It is a joint venture of the Wilton Police Department and Wilton Chamber of Commerce.

This tradition began shortly after Sept. 11, 2001 as a way of lifting the spirits of Wilton residents and those passing by. This special day, sponsored by Stewart Flowers & Gifts, happens each year with the hope that this gesture will brighten the day of the recipient and encourage them to “pass it on,” a press release from the chamber said.

“This is one of our favorite events of the year, as people are not expecting to receive a beautiful rose on their way to work or while running errands,” said chamber President Peg Koellmer. “The surprise and smiles it puts on everyone’s face is fun to see, and hopefully will result in many acts of kindness throughout the day.

Read on for the rest of the story…

H/T: Wilton Bulletin

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September 28th, 2013 at 1:30 pm