Random acts of kindness..

United States
April 20, 2013 10:49am CST
Check out this awesome slideshow of random acts of kindness, it's sure to lift your mood: http://now.msn.com/photos-to-reaffirm-your-faith-in-humanity?ocid=xnetr3-3 Make sure to let me know which one is your favorite. Mine is #4! Have you ever done or received a random act of kindness? When I was a kid I used to think about doing 1 good deed a day. I can't remember what any of the good deeds were, and they were probably insignificant. I wonder when people stopped thinking about doing good deeds. Have you done any lately? I tried a few weeks ago. There's a girl I see walking up and down our road all the time. I saw her over at the store carrying some soda. I offered her a ride because I know she lives on my road, but she refused.
4 responses
@GreenMoo (11837)
20 Apr 13
The photo where the crowd are holding up the guy in a wheelchair, enabling him to crowd surf, is amazing. I follow a Facebook page called Pay It Forward (or something like that), and I really like reading people's pay it forward stories. Most of the stories seem to involve spending money on someone else though, buying them a coffee or a meal or whatever. I really feel though, that just holding a door open or a kind comment, or an offer of a lift as you did, is just as valuable to someone. I write to seriously ill children via a website called www.postpals.co.uk. To me, it's a really easy and cheap thing, but I think it's really worthwhile.
• United States
21 Apr 13
Yeah I thought that one was great too! I should look that page up... I"m always looking for pages that are motivational or inspiring in a positive way. Too much negativity in this world, we all need some help focusing on more of the positive! That sounds like a great thing to do, writing to sick kids.. gives them something to look forward to!
@GreenMoo (11837)
21 Apr 13
It really is so simple, but I think it must be a real pleasure to get a smile from a stranger through the letterbox. I love getting personal mail even now, so for a sick kiddie it must be pretty exciting. I write to one boy regularly, and I ask my boys to choose a 'pal' and write a card or draw a picture about once a fortnight.
• United States
22 Apr 13
Not a bad idea at all. I wonder if there are any here in the states like that? That would be a great thing to get my kids into!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
21 Apr 13
Yes, I was brought up to try and do a good deed each day too. Can't remember anything much really. I loved them all and liked the young man gving out blankets on a cold night and so many others - especially giving a free meal to the homeless. I don't consciously go out to do a good deed but I do. I stop and give school children a lift to school almost daily and have paid for meals for the homeless. Plus I take my turn in feeding the homeless on a regular basis. These are beautiful photos and I am going to keep them
• United States
21 Apr 13
You are definitely doing your part in helping others.. starting with your grandkids who obviously need a stable figure in their lives since their mother isn't doing a good job of that!
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
22 Apr 13
I have also helped someone pay for their groceries twice when they didn't have enough money..
@bounce58 (17451)
• Canada
23 Apr 13
I think I like the free dry cleaning! I think it's great that anyone could help somebody land a job, even if it's just ensuring that they have clean clothes for the interview. To be honest, I haven't done any random act of kindness, to a stranger, in a while. It'll be great if we all could do at least one regularly. Maybe it'll help create a better world. I might just do one today, if the opportunity presented itself.
• United States
23 Apr 13
I'd need to leave the house for the opportunity to present itself!
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
22 Apr 13
#10 or #12 are my favorites. My sister does this all the time...she pays for the person behind her in the driveup at McDonalds....she also has bought food and given it to a homeless person. I do smaller things....like waiting and opening doors.....giving gifts to someone that doesn't have family....things like that. I used to bake cookies for all the elderly in our neighborhood and bring them to their houses....but so many have passed I can't do it anymore.
• United States
22 Apr 13
Aww.. That's so nice of both of you.