What's your Random Act of Kindness?

@snowcat46 (2323)
United States
February 24, 2009 8:21am CST
The world is full of bad news. It's all so depressing. Let's try to find the good things in life. Everyone tell what Random Act of Kindness you've done today. Even just a smile to someone you meet, a smile goes a long way to helping someone's outlook. Anything. Did you encourage someone on MyLot? Did you give some encouragement online to someone you've never met? Tell us all!! Brighten our day! I tried to smile at everyone I met today (big deal, since I'm a grouch sort of gal), and I let an older person hang onto my arm while crossing ice. (Terrifying!! I just knew I'd fall down and hurt the poor dear, but I didn't. She felt better when we got to her vehicle. Could probably smell my fear of falling!) What's yours?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
24 Feb 09
haven't done anything today. just got up. i did feed the dog does that count? lol i always try to encourage anyone on mylot that i think needs it. yesterday i cooked a big pot of ham & white beans & called a friend who still works altho she is not able & told her if she was intersted in beans for supper to come by & get her some. she did & i hope her & her husband enjoyed them. i hate so many was afraid i'd be sick. lol. hadn't cooked any in age& they sure tasted good to me.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Sounds like you did quite a bit yesterday!! Calling a friend helps them to feel better, then shared your meal with a friend. That's something!
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Feeding an animal also counts. Just ask them!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
24 Feb 09
thank you. have a good day.
@3cardmonte (5098)
2 Mar 09
I shared some of my sweets today with a couple of people, (slighlty ulterior motive though as I have kind of a crush on one of em!)I gave my dad my clove oil as e has a toothache,I also bought some sweets for my nieces and nephew. I have smiled at loads of people today and the last properly nice thing I did was give blood last week.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Oh well, even with an ulterior motive it still counts. You didn't have to do it, but you did. Giving your dad the clove oil was a nice thought. How does clove oil help? Never heard of it before. Smiling is a very nice thing to do. It spreads happiness.
3 Mar 09
its an anti inflammatory and anisthetic.it tastes gross, but it works really well.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I helped my boss, an elderly gentlemen with a computer problem. The IT guy is next door to me, but my boss always gets me to try to figure out what he has done to his computer. LOL. It was pretty easy to day, but he is very appreciative of what I do. There should be more nice people in the world like him. I also helped him with a community service program/idea he has. I gave him a contact name and number and also another suggestion, Louisiana Public Broadcasting. He called the contact, and he also suggested Louisiana Public Broadcasting so we may be on to something here! It's a program for pre-schoolers to prevent literacy. So that is my deed for the day--or should I say deeds :) Have a great afternoon snowcat46!
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Thank you for being so helpful!! I'm sure he appreciates you a great deal (there's a reason he comes to you and not the IT guy), and so do I. I like hearing all these good things. It cheers me up a great deal.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
26 Feb 09
I don't mind helping him at all. It's totally different than my old boss who used to never say thank you for anything. Manners go a long way! Have a good one!
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@Darkwing (21588)
25 Feb 09
I'm always encouraging people on Mylot, but my act of kindness for the day was to offer an online friend who is going through a troublesome time at present, my full and ongoing support. This friend supported me when I needed it, so I don't really regard it as an act of kindness... more a show of friendship and appreciation. Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
25 Feb 09
But those are the best kinds! To encourage a friend is as much an act of kindness as to a stranger. Sometimes it's harder to remember to support those around us all the time as well as the stranger we'll never see again.
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@Darkwing (21588)
27 Feb 09
That's quite true although I'm not averse to helping and supporting strangers either.
• United States
26 Feb 09
Does making baby things for premature babies to be donated to a charity count??
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Totally!! Thanks for doing it. Those little ones need all the help they can get.
@coolchai (707)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
ummm random act of kindess...i did once when i was inside a supermarket and i was falling in line over the counter, when i gave my items to the cashier and some cash to pay with it, she gave me back my change. while putting the things i bought inside my bag, i overheard the man after me that he would not be able to pay for the milk for his baby and the amount he needs is the same amount of my change! so what do you know, to do some random acts of kindess, i just gave the change to the cashier so that the man can buy milk for his kid.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Nicely done!! Thank you for being so kind.
• United States
25 Feb 09
I was taking my daughter to school this morning and saw another car in the parking lot w/the passenger door wide open. (I'm thinking the kid must have gotten out and forgot to closed the door). W/out taking anything, j/k, I locked her doors and closed the door for her. *crosses fingers* Hope she didn't leave the keys in the car. LOL
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
25 Feb 09
It was still a very nice thought. Someone else could have wound up ramming into that door and gotten hurt. I hope she didn't leave the keys in the car too! But even if she did, you saved her from a possible court action! Good work!
@raydene (9874)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Hello Doll I got up early and made coffee for my adult son before work...I helped a neighbor... I walked my dog.. Collected some things for a neighbor in need xoxoxoxoxo
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Thank you for doing so much to cheer those around you.
@fiazio (736)
• India
25 Feb 09
My random act of kindness: I gave a beggar some food and money
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Good!! Thank you for being so kind.
24 Feb 09
It was my mums birthday so I bought her flowers, a balloon, a cake and a present..and I sat with these on the bus travelling to the house and everyone was starring at me! It was worth it to see her smile! :D
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Good for you! I bet she really appreciated it.
24 Feb 09
I normally keep doors open for people and always make sure to say thank you to anybody who has helped me out, even if they have not done much. I smile back if anybody smiles at me too. Everybody can do something like this, it is a great boost when you are feeling low to know that you are appreciated.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Such nice things to do for people. Thank you.
• United States
24 Feb 09
I didn't flip the bird on some lady who cut me off at the gas station. i just smiled. granted, she doesn't know what i was thinking, but i let it go...
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Good for you! It doesn't matter what you were thinking, you did a good deed by not doing it. And still had the joy of thinking it. Heh
@jeffela (120)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Oooh, oooh...I got one! I helped a pregnant lady put her groceries in her car cuz I didn't want her to strain herself. When she thanked me, I said - "no problem at all...you could hurt yourself or the baby by lifting heavy things and bending to put them in the car." Turns out she wasn't pregnant...and she got real mad. She punched me in the stomach and kicked me where it hurts the most.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Plus you made me laugh with this one!! Moral of the story--if you help someone out, don't ever tell them why!! You could get hurt... Just help them, and keep why to yourself. Much safer.
@messageme (2821)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I haven't done it today, but my families random act of kindness is when we go on our walks we will take two trash bags with us. One for trash and the other for cans and bottles. We pick up all the garbage and cans we pass by. Keeps our small little town cleaner. Other than that I can't think of anything else. If I gave someone encouragement on mylot they never came back and told me, but I do know I have tried to encourage some not to give up.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Good for you! It doesn't matter if they told you thank you. You did it and that's what the important thing is. And you're keeping your town clean. That's a big one too. Thank you for all you do.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
24 Feb 09
Care about your colleague is one way to make your work enjoyable, so when in office every morning, just say hellow to people you meet. At my home, I often bring the rubbish bag of my neighbor along, when I bring mine down to the rubbish center. On the road, I sometimes will give a hand to the aged, or disabled people, when crossing the street. My friends on mylot site are mostly young people, I like to respond their discussions, sharing my observations, hopefully to their point.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
You're a good neighbor and colleague. Thank you for being such a decent MyLotter as well. And thank you for brightening my day.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
24 Feb 09
My husband and I use the same computer and I made sure I had reset his setting before turning it over to him. He probably didn't even notice but that doesn't matter, I know that i did it.
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Good for you. they never notice, but we know we did something for them. That's what matters.
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
24 Feb 09
Hi, Told "Namaste"(folding hands ,near chest), 2 lady visitors. Smiled for few(including a small girl crossing road,with heavy scoolbag). Shook hands with 2 old colleagues,who resigned recently. One candidate (who came for interview)offered tea and finally told him "U R GOOD"! =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Good for you! Spread the good feelings!
• United States
24 Feb 09
Nothing major. Went to freerice.com and donated a little rice to feed people. But that is so little I don't know if it really should count.
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
It all counts. Good for you.
24 Feb 09
Now that I think about it, I can't recall any random acts of kindess yet today. I took my husband to work so he would not have to walk, but that probably doesn't count. My intention tonight on the way home is to let someone else out in traffic. I always feel better when someone lets me out into queueing traffic, so that will be my random act for today. :)
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Every little thing counts, just as much as big things. Cause the little things mean so much to the person it happened to. You did good!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
24 Feb 09
haven't done anything today - in fact, I didn't even go over to my mom's I was so tired after having a bad night last night -
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
25 Feb 09
How about today? Any day can count! I just like hearing about good things. It sort of makes up for all the misery going on in the world, to hear about the little things that do so much good. A smile to another person, a kind word, these help us all.
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