Friday, February 17, 2012

It's RAK Day!

February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. You know what that means, don't you? You get to use your imagination to find ways to surprise people with kindness. Here are a few of my favorites:

* Tape fifty cents to a gumball/prize machine at the store for a random child to find.
* Take treats to someone
* Send a postcard
* Take a daisy to a neighbor
* Buy a small gift and mail it to someone
* Make it a point to smile at or say a pleasant word to three strangers
* Give someone a homemade coupon utilizing your skills. If you can sew, offer a coupon for one
   alteration. If you love children, give a coupon for 2 hours of child care. If you can cook, offer to
   make a meal of choice for a busy mom.
* Call someone who has impacted your life, just to say "thank you."  {Thanks to Cousin Chris for that    idea--she's a nurse and a patient called her to say "thanks." It made her day.}

If you need more ideas, check out the Random Acts of Kindness website.    If you would like a little kindness for yourself, check out these two Facebook pages:

* Michaels craft stores are randomly giving away gift certificates to their Facebook fans today
* Rayovac is having a contest to win free batteries and a flashlight. Even if you don't win, you get a $.55 coupon for batteries.

Post here in the comment section to let us know if you participated in RAK Day, and tell us what you did. We can all use some new ideas for brightening someone's day!


  1. I didn't read this until the day after but let's see.....
    yesterday I made my kids carry girl scout cookies out to someone elses car while we waited our turn to pick ours up.

  2. Jill: Oh, how nice! Kids learn a valuable lesson in serving others--one that stays with them for a lifetime.

  3. I didn't read this until Sunday but I'll see what happens today.

  4. Auntie M: You're one of the kindest people I know.

  5. I was the recipient of a random act of kindness on RAK Day. My friend, who exudes so much joy that I will call her Joy for blog purposes, stopped by with her daughter Calla and Calla's little friend to bring us a plate of delicious no-bake cookies. I went to snap a photo but they scooted away too quickly. Joy does RAK consistently and doesn't wait for RAK day. She's an inspiration to me. Love you, Joy!


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