Have you heard about this?
November 1, 2007 5:15pm CST
I got this from a newsletter from ChristianityToday.com, and I think it's cool. YOu see, I am also into random acts of kindness, hoping that a simple gesture could lighten and brighten someone's day for who knows, I may only be the person who has showed kindness to that person. Are you familiar with the RAOK movement there? If yes, would you take part? God bless you as you do so! *************** Re'na Garcia is a 24-year-old wife and mother of two preschoolers, a full-time nanny to two other children, and director of student ministries at a Nashville Evangelical Covenant church. She leads a busy life, but her favorite part of the day is when she goes out to RAOK her world—as in performing "Random Acts of Kindness." "God puts people in our lives everyday for us to touch," Garcia says. "So many times we're too busy and we miss those opportunities." Garcia believes that RAOK—doing something nice for other people with no expectation of anything in return—is simply living out the compassionate and unselfish attitude that Jesus expects of His followers. "People were drawn to Christ not because He stood on a mountain and preached, but because He filled their needs," Garcia says. "He fed them. He healed them. He touched lives." People may be more open to hearing about the gospel as they see us modeling Christ's behavior, Garcia says. She and her husband, Aaron, are part of a growing network of Christians who exchange RAOK ideas with each other. The Garcias have launched a website (www.raoked.com) to inspire other believers to join the RAOK revolution. Their list of potential RAOK ideas includes leaving a huge tip at a restaurant, paying for someone else's gas at a convenience store, leaving a roll of quarters at a self-service laundry, or mowing a neighbor's yard.
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2 Nov 07
Hi Spoiled, I do believe in RAOK. I do what I can when I can to help people. I mean it may not be giving away a fortune or a car, as they portray in movies...lol Im hoping someone will do a RAOK of that sort for me! ;o) I do believe it makes someones day, and the fact that you have no idea who the person is helping you, it just makes it feel that much better for both parties. I know it makes me feel good when I have done something out of the blue for someone I dont know, or even someone I do know. Bay Lay Gray xx
1 Nov 07
I brought up in a family where acts of kindness was performaed all the time, I didn't come from a religious family but my dad especially was always first in line to help people, I have ever since my mum and dad have passed on become a lot more spiritual but still not religious, and my motto has been that I make at least one person happy every day, I think it would be a wonderful world if everyone did this because it hardly ever stops at just one person.