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December 16th, 2011, 07:15 AM
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This morning, I was rushing around and running late for work (like always!). I got out to my car to discover someone had scraped my windows off for me It seems like such a little act, but it really reset my frazzled morning and saved me a few precious minutes. It felt like such a blessing. AND...it got me thinking!

We should have a PlayRoom Random Act of Kindness Week!! Anyone who is interested, go out and do a random act of kindness (or however many you like!) and then come back and post what you did here Let's see if we can get to 50 RAKs!
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December 16th, 2011, 07:28 AM
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December 16th, 2011, 08:08 AM
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too cool! What a blessing for you this morning, Amy. Super sweet neighbor!
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December 16th, 2011, 09:44 AM
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Love it! I'm in and I already know what I'm going to do!!

Also...can you try and find out who scraped your windows?????

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December 16th, 2011, 10:31 AM
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I'm glad you ladies like the idea! I'm really excited

Nichole, I'm going to try, but I'm not close with any of my neighbors (we'll say hi in passing and maybe chat) so I'm not sure if I'll ever know (which is okay, too!). I THINK it was probably one of the college students that live right near me. They are always so nice and helpful.
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December 16th, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Such a good idea!!

I did this Tuesday. I was getting a few things from Walmart. There was a man in his Air Force uniform in line behind me. I purchased a $25 Walmart gift card, gave it to him, wished him a Merry Christmas and thanked him for his service.

I love doing random acts of kindess. It makes it that much sweeter when someone does one for me and my family. I often pay for the person behind me in a drive-thru line.

I was reading an article on the news today about random strangers paying people's lay-a-way bills. I LOVE LOVE LOVE stories like that!
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December 16th, 2011, 11:13 AM
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LOVE This idea!! So amazing how touching the little things can be.
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December 16th, 2011, 11:43 AM
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Awesome idea... We took the kids to the Polar Express train ride in NC last weekedn and my mom and I were at McDonalds getting dinner for everyone and gentleman paid $10 towards our meal...

My act of kindness coming very soon!!!!!!!!!
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December 16th, 2011, 12:09 PM
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wonderful! im in!
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December 16th, 2011, 06:33 PM
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Wonderful idea! Our school just had a "Kindness" week as well.
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December 16th, 2011, 06:37 PM
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Love you ladies!
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December 16th, 2011, 07:08 PM
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sounds awesome! and yay for a super sweet neighbour!
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December 16th, 2011, 08:16 PM
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last week I put together a couple food boxes and a turkey and put on a single moms door step.
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December 16th, 2011, 08:50 PM
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that's lovely Chrystal. I bet she was so happy
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December 17th, 2011, 05:58 AM
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I moved my neighbors Trash and Recycle bins up for them. (i bet if they saw the first thought was ... why is this crazy lady stealing my Trash bin ... and then why are they coming close to my house ... creepy ) j/k they know us/me

Today i want the kiddo's to help me make something Holiday'ish for one of my other neighbors (she lives alone ... doesn't go out much and doesn't seem to have much family) I want her to have some holiday cheer too. so i'm thinking like a may 1st basket but with christmas stuff .. but still a surprise who it's from.

I will also share this past fall the random act of kindness i received .. from my work - they did a surprise fundraiser to help towards the cost of little Brandon's surgery ... i knew nothing about it until the night before (so i made cupcakes for them all) - sooo amazing and sweet and touching.
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December 17th, 2011, 06:59 AM
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Those are great RAKs, Alethia I'm sure your neighbors were/will be so touched! YAY!!

And that was so amazing of your co-workers!
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December 17th, 2011, 01:17 PM
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I volunteered to help at the store I sell my products in today because it gets slammed packed. I also made pot roast sandwiches and dessert for the girls bc they don't get to leave for lunch or really get time to sit and fix anything.
It wasn't really random, as I had to plan it but they seemed to really appreciate it.
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December 18th, 2011, 06:01 AM
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I witnessed a RAK yesterday and it warmed my soul. There was a HUGE line at the post office in Kroger. The lady 3 people in front of me was talking to the only attendant and learned she had not gotten a lunch (it was 2) because the line had not stopped since they opened. The woman went to the deli and bought her lunch. 10 hot wings. It encouraged me to do more in the moment. I am such a planner but need to slow down and take in my surroundings to take advantage of opportunities for RAK. Plus it is something I want my boys to witness me doing.
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December 18th, 2011, 08:47 AM
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Not totally random, but at church this morning they mentioned that they still had donation wishes to be filled from the tree. Even though we normally pick 3 kids from the tree so the kids can shop for them, the boys and I walked over after mass (we have mass in the hall while there is a Spanish mass at the same time in the church) and chose a donation tag to fulfill.
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December 19th, 2011, 11:55 AM
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Yesterday I was at the Mall finishing my shopping and I stopped at Nordstrom Coffee Cafe. This young Mom with a toddler was in line behind me. She just had the look...the one we all know so well. No sleep, ponytail, trying to keep her son quiet while waiting in line. I paid for her coffee and her son's milk. I tried to get away before they told her but they were still making my drink so I had to wait. She was shocked. She had tears in her eyes. She said she was going to return the favor later that day. It made me so happy! I am going to do it again soon.
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