Random Acts of Kindness

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rainplace, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Recently I joined the RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS (make the world a more beautiful place) group on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=2322786034
    I really enjoy reading what sorts of random acts other people perform as well as reading kindnesses that people have received. It's sorta neat that I get a sense of well-being just reading about kind acts!

    In that vein... what recent random acts of kindness have you been the recipient of?

    I'll start.

    The other day I was trying to make a left onto a busy road from a parking lot. I was getting aggravated because I know not to do that from that lot at that time of day, and it felt like I had been there for an eternity. This woman in a huge SUV (and I mention that because I often judge people by their cars [​IMG] ) decided to take up both lanes and let not only me take the left but everyone that was behind me. I was so grateful!
     
  2. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    Oh I have been the recipient of many random acts.
     
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:Do tell!
     
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Long story...

    2 years ago last month, our well went dry. It was a nightmare. Not water for the house or the barn. Had to sell off our horses and make lots of adjustments.
    We looked into getting town water run to us and the cost was almost 20,000. Not likely. We finally decided that we would need to dig the well deeper or sink a new one and hope for water. No well drillers guarantee water, just that they will bill you for trying [​IMG] We didnt know which direction to turn.

    Sometime during the 2nd week of waterlessness, I went up the road to a friends house to shower. She handed me a check for 2500.00.
    1000.00 was a loan payable back at tax-time, the other 1500.00 was a gift. She said that she and her DH had not paid their tithe that month and both felt prompted to give it to us instead. I was speechless. What a blessing. We were able to get the well deepened and a submersible pump put in thanks to that RAOK.

    We paid it forward by making several anonymous donations to families at my agency over the next 18 months.

    I hope that the families that we helped were able to pay it forward too.
     
  5. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    WOW someone was for sure blessing your family!! Thats awesome!
     
  6. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    okay, call me impatient.. but is that it? Come one I want to hear... I NEED to hear random acts of kindness you have experienced!

    Camelot Farms, your story was incredible and made me feel so good. Thank you!
     
  7. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    The last random act of kindness i can remember is a BYC member giving me laying hens last spring. I had just joined and posted on the Arkansas thread to see if anyone had any that did not cost 15.00 a piece and Jarhead PM d me and offered me 6 laying hens and 5 unsexed, fully feathered chicks. I offered to pay him or trade for something but he wouldn t take anything.

    On another note. I am a stay at home mom and I grocery shop in the middle of the day during the week. I see alot of elderly people wondering the aisles with list and if I see someone that looks open to help I love to help them find what they need. I t really makes me feel good. Soem people just look suspicious but quite a few are grateful for the help. Plus they always tell me how cute my son is and what mother doesn t love hearing that?
     
  8. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Friday we had a big storm come through, dumped about 18" of snow. Down here they don't handle the snow well, we don't have the equipment to deal with it, etc. I went shopping today - figuring after 3 days, everything would be cleared off. (NOT the case) The main roads were okay - parking lots were AWFUL! I got the truck stuck in a parking lot, couldn't go backward or forward and was sliding pretty bad and I was pretty scared. 3 gentlemen helped dig me out and showed me what gear I should've had the truck in. I was SOOOOOO grateful for their help! Chivalry is alive and well in VA! [​IMG]
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    These have to deal with work and makes me smile when I remember them.

    A mentally handicapped girl came through my line and wanted to know how much a folder was. It was on sale for $3. She didn't have the money for it so was walking away. The man behind her paid for the folder then took it to her. I later saw her putting money into the charity holder.


    There was a man who literally brought in his last change to put money on a gas card. He had $4.95. The least amount you can put on the gas card is $5. He said he was getting paid in two days and needed the gas to get him through until payday. I was just going to take the hit in the till and give my money on break, but the next person in line donated $5 to him and told him to go ahead and put their money together to make a total of $9.95 on the card.

    I actually teared up.
     
  10. NuttyForNucks

    NuttyForNucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Last winter I had to make a last minute shopping trip for a Christmas gift for my oldest girl. It was the only time I could go without her with me; kinda hard to pin a gift on Santa when she saw Mama buying it. [​IMG] Mine is like Southernbelle's, the parking lot was a frozen disaster. I got the car in fine, then realized I still had to walk the 60 feet to the store, holding my three month old in her car seat. I was terrified I was going to slip and fall and she'd get hurt. While I'm inching along a man came up to me and asked if I wanted help. So he took my arm and helped me through the refrozen slush to the door of the store. I love it when people help out strangers, just out of the goodness of their hearts. So I was buoyed through my shopping and went a little crazy on gifts. And then realized when I got out of the store, I was going to have to push the heavy cart through the frozen ruts. Doh! [​IMG] And after struggling with it just a moment, another very nice man came to the rescue again. He took the front of the cart and pretty much carried it for me, all the way to my car. He didn't even look annoyed when I realized my car was on another row. [​IMG]
    I really love stories like these, thanks for the Facebook link!
     

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