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Perform a Random Act of Kindness

  • Nov 28, 2013 · 12:00 PM

You can easily brighten another person's day by doing something thoughtful, showing you care or being generous — it might even improve your day. Today as many celebrate Thanksgiving, we're asking you to take a few minutes to perform a random act of kindness. 

Leave a comment and share the acts you perform.

Here are some ideas for Random Acts of Kindness go to the website Random Acts of Kindness for even more suggestions.

• Let Someone Go in Line in Front of You

• Donate Used Books to a Library

• Help a Child Learn

• Pick Up Trash

• Give Carepacks to the Homeless

• Hold the Door Open for Someone

• Help Someone with Yard Work

• Donate Blood

• Pay the Tab for the Person Behind You

• Help Someone Whose Car is Broken Down

• Thank Your Police or Fire Department

• Write a Letter to Someone Who Made a Difference in Your Life

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  • Pam

    People often forget that KINDNESS is FREE.

    As we all run around during the busy Christmas holidays, let us all remember that while gifts are great, the gift of kindness is even better.

    So this holiday season remember to also give the gift of kindness.

    Give your time. Give your patience. Give more attention to the relationships that matter to you most.

    Be the gift you give this Christmas

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a member of the leadership team, I rely on volunteers like you to make events possible and successful. As a token of gratitude I am offering to be of free service to you. If there is an item you need help with such as repair, maintenance, errand, or extra pair of hands then please send me an e-mail message by tomorrow (Friday) describing your need. I will let you know if it is feasible for me and work out a time. I consider myself a handyman and can perform different types of work. Hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

    2 · November 28, 2013

    • lisa w

      you are an angel, dale!

      December 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I wish, but thanks anyway.

      December 7, 2013

  • lisa w

    it's wonderful to plan an act of kindness and to be spontaneous as well! good for you! i helped an elderly gentleman last week as he was walking out of a Panera Bakery. he was pretty unsteady on his feet. cane in one hand and a lemonade in the other. i watched him step up on a curb and he stumbled and his legs flew up and it looked like he was going to land on the ground. i started walking over to him and somehow he manage to remain standing and did not fall! i began talking to him and congratulated him on keeping his balance and not falling......and he still had the lemonade in his hand! i took his lemonade and his keys and helped him to his car. i opened the door, put his drink in the drink holder and put his keys in the ignition. he made it to the door and before he stepped in, he thanked me and told me that something nice was going to happen to me that day. i told him that it already had ~ i got to be nice to him!

    7 · November 23, 2013

    • Cathie B.

      Mouse situation is finally good, I hope, because I moved! Miss seeing you!

      December 6, 2013

    • lisa w

      Oh dear!!!! I am so sorry that you had to move! I miss seeing you too!! I wish I could attend events that are during the's a gosh darn shame that I have not won the lottery yet!!!!

      December 6, 2013

  • Denise D

    Hey, I just noticed (go ahead and say it...I'm slow:) that most of you didn't post an act of kindness. I know you did them, and I'm not asking you to brag, but I want to steal your ideas! Seriously, the people at the pharmacy are trying to pay me for cleaning up litter.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • lisa w

    I gave a homeless man my yummy leftovers last night. I pulled my car up to where he was standing on the corner. I think he was disappointed at first b/c I was not handing him money.....then he glanced in the bag and saw the scrumptious 1/2 cheeseburger & fries from McCoy's and a smile brightened his face!

    2 · December 5, 2013

  • Melzee

    I know this isn't the biggest act of kindness I can do, but it is what I did tonight. I was standing in a very long check out line at Wal-mart and a mother with a cart full of groceries and four little ones was behind me. I overheard her begging her children to behave. I could tell by the exhausted sound of her voice she has had a very long day. It wasn't much but I let her go in front of me in line.
    May everyone have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving!

    2 · November 27, 2013

    • Denise D

      Melanie, I'll bet you made her feel better:)

      1 · November 28, 2013

    • Lissa

      I've had people do that for me. That can be such a relief! :-)

      1 · November 28, 2013

  • Carolyn B.

    Twenty- eight? Do I hear fifty? Come on good citizens of Kansas City ! Show some love. This is the heart of America. Prove it to me! More I ask, and it will spread for the better of all and one. It does feel soooo good !!

    November 25, 2013

    • Denise D

      Are the numbers in reference to those attending?

      November 25, 2013

  • Pam

    Have a safe trip Selena! We are pre planning also, have to to get my sidekicks :) we are each going to find someone in the check out line with Thanksgiving dinner items and pay for their groceries!! We're going on our mission Wed night! It's a Great way to teach my girls!!

    7 · November 22, 2013

    • Selena

      That sounds like a great plan, also a wondedful lesson on giving for your sidekicks.

      November 24, 2013

    • lisa w

      a fantastic idea!!! thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I love that you've posted this!!!!

      2 · November 24, 2013

  • Carolyn B.

    It is wonderful and I do things like this all the time believe it or not. Just because. My pleasure.

    2 · November 22, 2013

    • Denise D

      I agree, Carolyn, it often comes back to us immediately in the form of a warm, fuzzy feeling:)

      November 22, 2013

  • Selena

    I'll be driving home on Thanksgiving Day so I'm thinking I should give those Kansas Toll booth workers a special treat. It's okay to plan a random act, right? Are any of you pre-planning your random acts?

    6 · November 22, 2013

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