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Monday, March 3, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness

"Ask and you shall receive."  I feel like that quote sums up a lot of what is wrong with our culture.  I grew up living what would be considered a "charmed life" by some, but I will never understand the sense of entitlement that so many people around me carry along with them like a designer bag.  Does it make them feel good to act like the are above someone?  Honestly, I'm glad that I don't understand.

And then there is the "non-traditional" type of entitlement.  Those that aren't entitled by having wealthy, connected parents, so they feel as though they are entitled to have nice things handed to them by others since they are so "disadvantaged."  They deserve your donation more than one of their wealthy friends, and they'll give you fifteen reasons why!  If you don't know the type, consider yourself lucky.  It's fundraising season, and my timeline is full of them.

And then there are the people who don't ask for anything.  Who kind of just go along happy and content with what they have.  They're not entitled or aggressive, they're just positive and move along about their business.  These are my favorite type of people!  Do you know what I like to do for nice people?  RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!

I love Random Acts of Kindness.  They make me ridiculously happy.  I try to do a decent one at least once a week.  (And aside from this blog post, I never talk about them.)  So on this Monday, that is more than likely a blah one, I challenge you to do a Random Act of Kindness for someone in your life this week!

In case you need a few suggestions, here ya go:

  • Donate to an active sister's fundraising campaign
  • Surprise a birthday girl or boy with a big balloon
  • Send a piece of snail mail to someone in your life
  • Give a $5 gift card for a local coffee shop to someone that you know has an exam coming up
  • Leave a big tip when you're at dinner
What are your favorite Random Acts of Kindness?  I hope your Monday is being kind to you!




  1. This is perfect! I love doing random acts of kindness, and I hope your readers are inspired to do the same!


    1. Isn't it the best feeling? I hope they'll be inspired, as well :) Have a happy Monday!

  2. Love this, after working in a restaurant when I was in High School I always tip well because I know how much work it is to manage a million tables!

    1. I've never worked in a restaurant, minus working at TCBY for about a year (and even that was exhausting, so I can only imagine!) I have so much respect for servers. I'm way too scatterbrained! Haha. Hope you're having a great Monday!!

  3. At a restaurant my server screamed at a bus boy for something that wasn't his fault, it made me so angry. The server even made the bus boy come up an apologize to our table. When we left, we gave the bus boy $50.00 and told him we knew it wasn't his fault. His face was SO happy, I could tell he was having a terrible night and our server made it worse. restaurant work is stressful!


    1. That is such a shame! You have such a kind heart :) I bet y'all made his night!

  4. Such a cute post! I think the best things in life are free, and a big smile is one of those! I always smile at people and ask them how they are doing. I think it is nice to feel like somebody cares :)
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    1. Agreed! I truly think that if more people smiled, the world would be a better place :)

  5. I loved this post and even more so I loved reading some of the comments. Its so easy to get so caught up in everything going on that you forget just how lucky you are. I try to do random acts of kindness as often as I can. I don't know about others, but little things like holding the door for me make my day just a little bit better! You never know when someone is having a bad day.

    Always, kTm

    1. Thank you! And I agree, the comments have made my day :) I remember when I was in undergrad, I was having the worst day ever and had my hands full. Someone ran back up the set of stairs to open the door for me. Things like that leave a lasting impression!