Have you ever done a "Random Act of Kindness"

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    woolman60posted 14 years ago

    Have you ever done a random act of kindness for someone that you know or some you do not know.

    1. Karney profile image61
      Karneyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, A few days before my birthday, I was heading back into town, and off to the side of the road was a young couple looking down on their luck, and short of money and food.
      I pulled off to the side, and gave them what remaining chinese food I had left over that I had barely touched. Not only that, I stopped at the local grocery store and picked up an assortment of foods and water. I went back to the place where they were, In tears, not out of pity, but this is God's love and calling. I Did this for the pure joy of giving. They thanked me of course a hundred times over, I didn't do it for the praises, I did because their situation had struck a personal chord and I felt COMPELLED to act!
      I have never felt so closer to God then when I did that day.

      That's what life is all about.

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yes. all the time. and i see lots of people doing nice things for strangers so i don't think they are as random as we think.

      which is good to know.

    3. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Any human being should. But if you do it and announce it I think it does not count. Things I do are anonymous and I choose to keep them that way. If you do something and let everybody know you are stroking your ego , and making sure everyone knows what a great person you are ! A real act of charity is done without fanfare !

      1. Misha profile image63
        Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Double-checked if I was your fan. I am smile

      2. travelespresso profile image68
        travelespressoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hear, hear.  I agree whole heartedly with your sentiments.

    4. JanisaChatte profile image92
      JanisaChatteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Can't think of any good examples, but there were times when strangers were extremely kind to me. We went on a hitchhiking trip to Argentina with my friend a month ago. One evening we were at a gas station in the middle of nowhere and it was nearly 0 degrees celcius outside. We weren't expecting it to be so cold, so we almost didn't bring jackets and warm pants. We were also having a horrible time trying to find someone to give us a ride to the nearest city. At around 10 or so, when we were about to give up, we decided to try our luck once more and asked a man for a ride. He said he had his entire family in his car and that there was no  space. We told him it was alright and were about to go away.
      Then, something unexpected happened. The man, named Juan, told us that he'd give us a ride. We barely fit inside the car with our baggage and his three family members. He then showed us potential spots to spend the night in his town.
      We chose one, but then he decided to invite us to put up our tent in his garage. We gladly accepted. And then he invited us to spend the night with his family. What's more is that he gave us a bed, allowed us to take a hot shower AND fed us. He went out and chose the most expensive and highest quality products at the local grocery store.
      The next day he drove us back to the highway, after feeding us breakfast. What made Juan even more generous was the fact that he barely had enough money to feed his own family and yet he decided to help us, two complete strangers who didn't even speak spanish properly.

  2. PackSecure profile image59
    PackSecureposted 14 years ago

    I try to do acts of kindness everyday already, so just mark me down for daily.  smile

  3. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 14 years ago

    A random act of kindness isn't something you sit back and think about. It just comes naturally.

  4. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 14 years ago

    A man collapsed on a bus, and I gave him cpr, and I got a couple of girls out of a burning kitchen, but nearly cacked myself afterwards with fear! but this was years ago, and I am not sure If i would have the nerve to do it again.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 14 years ago

    I don't know if this counts but I do stop and change tires hoping that if and when my wife needs help someone will stop and change hers.smile

  6. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 14 years ago

    Pretty sure this is illegal. But I walked down the beach sidewalk and put change into the meters for people that were about to get tickets.

    1. KeithTax profile image72
      KeithTaxposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Too bad we live in a country where an act of kindness could be considered a crime. Next thing you know you will get arrested for taking the keys from a drunk.

  7. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 14 years ago

    Many times.

    Sneako, that certainly counts!!

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      sneakorocksolidposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Habee you're the best!smile

  8. Mutiny92 profile image63
    Mutiny92posted 14 years ago

    My wife says her act of kindness is staying married to me.  Not sure how to take that!  ;-)

  9. Dorsi profile image87
    Dorsiposted 14 years ago

    Lol these are all great. I try to being kind every day. Recently I bought a stranger a baby gift to cheer her up.It was a new mom that was having premature labor. That felt good. I love to do stuff like that.

  10. earnestshub profile image80
    earnestshubposted 14 years ago

    Yep! All the time. Plenty of chances to help wherever I go, and I am OK with that.

  11. H.C Porter profile image79
    H.C Porterposted 14 years ago

    I try to as often as possible. If nothing else- I will offer a smile, perhaps a compliment-to lift their spirit, and offer a helping hand.

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    Ghost32posted 14 years ago

    When I can, where I can.  Do a lot of door-holding for folks--minimal effort, high reward ratio.

    Got kind of startled / shocked once last summer when money was super-tight and a total stranger at the gas station palmed ME fifteen bucks!  But maybe my giving him the opportunity to give was a gift in itself.

    See?  I can rationalize anything!  lol

  13. flread45 profile image60
    flread45posted 13 years ago

    I give people along the highway food and money all the time.

  14. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Yes, quite a bit. wink big_smile

  15. travelespresso profile image68
    travelespressoposted 13 years ago

    Yep, quite often.

  16. Ivorwen profile image65
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    When ever possible.  Today, it was digging trees and shrubs for a neighbor and a friend.

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I remember at work some poor guy was $2 short on something he really needed for a school assignment so I dug in my bag and paid the difference.

  17. raisingme profile image77
    raisingmeposted 13 years ago

    I love doing random acts of kindness - fastest way to bring my mood level up that I know of is to do something that assists or uplifts another.  Even wrote a hub about it.  Love it and love being on the receiving end of them too.


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