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I Believe In Random Acts of Kindness

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    I've been spending the week trying to keep my

    joy in check and had something of an epiphany on my way to work. We are celebrating day two of what is to be a very rainy next few days. As I drove into work I noticed an older man walking down the road in the rain. Before I knew it I pulled into our dollar store and bought...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    small things that one can do to make somone

    else's day. it makes the giver's day too. it is also contagious. how is it bad to ahow a human that humans care. I saw a woman trting to decide whether to get babyfood for the baby or regular food for her kids. I bought a $100 gift card and asked the cashier, a friend of mine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I will never forget going shopping once.

    .. The car park was one that was attached to the shopping center.. Sat out side the lifts on a freezing cold day was a young man sat on the floor reading a book, he looked cold and worn out... Well I was shopping I got him a hot sausage roll a cup of coffee and a pair of gloves...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    There was this guy in my school,

    really cool but I personally do not know him. Last night he spent most of his personal time making 130 cookies. Cookies that he chose to give out to everyone, for absolutely no reason at all except for the kindness of his heart. Why am I having such a hard time coping with this...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    A woman just paid for my lunch in the

    drive-thru! (She was in the car ahead of me.). I've had a ****** few weeks and this adds a bright spot to my day!
    epblueeyedme epblueeyedme 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    I believe in the chain of kindness.

    All your acts of kindness will come back to you sooner or later, you just have to pay attention and appreciate the little things in life... such as a surprise corndog from your friend (kid president reference, wink ;)). Have a wonderful day human being who is reading this. Oh...
    neverendingfairytale neverendingfairytale 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I POSTED THIS AGAIN DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS AND

    IT'S A HEART WARMING TRUE STORY. Just In Time One night at 11:30, an older African-American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F Nov 12, 2014

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    Today was Day 7 of 10 of my beach vacation.

    For the most part, you see the same people on the beach, but today was different. As we set up our "camp" (umbrellas, chairs, bogey boards, surf boards, etc...), I noticed a new family near us. I have a routine, apply sunscreen, AKA coconut oil, recline my chair and chill. It...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    Weeks ago I was at Walmart.

    A woman with her two kids waited to be checked out. She had an ebt card. We spent 20 minutes waiting for the cashier to help her with the magnetic stripe crashing of failure. Her kids are eating bananas like they're starved. Guy in front of me starts to be an a$$. He leaves, I...
    trickser trickser 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I think giving a movie

    or a cd to a person can make them happy. If you can't do that a smile goes a long way too.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M May 10, 2014

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    Idk if this counts as random acts of kindness

    but whenever I play those claw machines rather then keep it I usually love giving little kids what I win. Or I'll go to a game room spend like 30$ an give all the tickets to a small child that maybe can't win that much.. Either way It still feels great to see that smile
    BeKinD2Ev1 BeKinD2Ev1 22-25, M 4 Responses May 17, 2014

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    So I'm cruising along a very busy road earlier

    this afternoon during the course of my work day. Lots of activity......traffic, business intersections and a bike path that runs along the right side of the road in the direction I am heading North bound. There are cars in front of and behind me and we're moving along at a...
    ShortySammie ShortySammie 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I don't get many opportunities

    because I don't go out much and I hardly have any money.. But the times I have done acts of kindness they felt very rewarding. Sometimes people (especially younger) might think they're 'creepy' for some stupid reason but adults and more mature people seem to appreciate them more...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    And I'm counting on all of you kind ppl.

    Send check or money order to POBox 335487284972 Continent of Atlantis
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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    I pulled into a local grocery store there was

    an older lady limping into the the store. I looked her up and down and noticed her slipper was half way off her swelled purple in color foot, people just bustled by her, some staring some not. She started to turn around. I got out of the car asked her if she needed help. I asked...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    You'd be amazed at the joy you can give just by

    spending five minutes of your day with someone who is lonely or struggling. The old man on your block whom you haven't seen all week. Or the single mom upstairs struggling to get five minutes peace to enjoy a cup of coffee uninterrupted.! Never underestimate the value of five...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    About two weeks ago I was picking up groceries.

    After I finished unloading the shopping cart, I was about to return it to the cart corral. All of a sudden the woman in the car next to mine took her cart and mine back to the corral. Pass it on and forward those little acts of kindness.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    Say what you mean and nean what you say.

    Don't expect others to read your mind, and don't play games with thier heads and hearts. Don't tell half-truths and expect people to trust you when the full truth comes out. Half- truths are no better than lies. And don't ignore someone you care about, because lack of concern...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses May 1

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    Instead of writing about myself this post is

    for all the people from those I have known to complete total strangers who have shown great acts of kindness that I will value for the rest of my life. for the stranger who helped me start my car in 1995, over the years directions when I was lost before GPS and even after...
    snoopymg snoopymg 36-40, F 5 Responses May 4

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    Locks Of Love And Me

    this is an excerpt from a something I wrote about being a woman and all it entails Make up hair nails etc. But it had a meaning to me that was beyond cosmetic. So I share it with you here. Hair is another thing i never mind in anyway (ok shaving sucks), but I meant the hair on...
    2cool4school 2cool4school 36-40 5 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    When I was about 8, I went away with my mother,

    father, sister and grandmother. This vacation was very much unlike the other ones I have taken with my family because this was my grandmother's last. She was sick with cancer. Within a matter of weeks, the youthful, energized, strong woman I knew was physically weak with grey...
    Ruminateandpursue Ruminateandpursue 16-17, F Apr 26

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    Check out Random Acts of Hazel on Facebook.

    It's a page dedicated to a great man that lived random acts of kindness in his everyday life, and recently lost his battle with cancer. His community is reaching out to the world in his memory by doing and telling about their RAKs.
    smithgirl26 smithgirl26 26-30, F Aug 11, 2014

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    Everyone in this group rocks

    and I just want to remind you that even when the acts are small they are something and even if you go unrecognized or get criticized you should keep doing them because they are changing people. It mightn't be a big change but it's something. Keep pushing the world to be a better...
    Canadianwithirish Canadianwithirish 18-21, F Dec 6, 2014

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    Today I arrived home to find a box of flowers,

    new dog leash and a lovely note, as payment for a random act of kindness I performed. It has restored my faith in mankind, to have my selfless gesture appreciated by the owner. She told me I had saved her from paying $500 in fees. Being an avid animal lover, I noticed 2 dogs...
    femmeme femmeme 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2014

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    Why is it that those

    who have so little...seem to give so much. ..
    margai margai 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    High adrenaline activities

    and alcohol high can sometimes be microscopic compared to helping a stranger who really needed it
    leonardtan leonardtan 22-25, M May 13, 2014

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    A random act of kindness saved my life.

    Don't think they know what they did and how much they helped but I really am glad they did it. Anyone who reads this don't be afraid, your not alone. Let someone help.
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M Mar 9

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    Random Acts of Kindness

    Usually, I spend Thanks Giving eating way more than I should and we all state the things we are thankful for, but this year I started early and tried random acts of kindness to give others things to feel thankful for. To help someone else feel they were cared for. It coudn't hurt...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    We sponsor Eddie and three other children

    through a wonderful nonprofit organization called Children International. We are committed to help lift these children out of the poverty cycle and give them a real chance at defining their own futures. Our first step is creating a safe, nurturing environment in which these...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F Apr 17

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    I am the one who holds the door. I am the one who helps the ones who need a hand. I give my lunch to the hungry. I give my time who needs it. I listen to children. I don't care how much you have. I think those with out may need a hand. I give you the change your short of at the...
    ljjams ljjams 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I like doing random acts of kindness with

    anyone. Like every time i go to church, i always brought foods for the homeless who's always outside the church. And i'm willing to do more in the future. 😄
    ShopaholicQueen ShopaholicQueen 22-25, F 1 Response May 17, 2014

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    If you had a boy or girl ,

    woman or man, that meant so much to you and you could find the words to tell them face to face? If you could what would you say?
    FreedomRise98 FreedomRise98 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    The other day, I saw a kid (maybe 17 years old)

    walking in Niagara Falls in 5 degree weather with just a short sleeved tee shirt on, no coat. Shivering. Cars were passing by him without hesitation, and I passed by as well since I was in a rush to babysit my nephew. After 5 seconds, I did a u turn and pulled over to ask if he...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Even simple things like letting the woman with

    5 items go ahead of my full basket instead of making her wait. I hope it's contagious. We can all use more kindness.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I always feel it in my heart

    that I need to do random acts of kindess. No one needs to tell you that you HAVE to go volunteer, or make a difference in someone's life. It always seems that the most amazing experiences come from random acts of kindness.
    quietfighter quietfighter 18-21, M Nov 13, 2014

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    mickeymic mickeymic 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    It Could

    Just make someones bad day into a good one.And it isnt that hard to do.
    frostbittensoul frostbittensoul 41-45, M Aug 26, 2010

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    I remember those days where EP challenges existed, they have this random acts of kindness challenge along with drinking more water, reading more books, etc. I regret taking them...
    cmc2 cmc2 26-30 2 Responses May 15

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    I want to perform several acts of kindness for my birthday but I need help coming up with ideas that do not cost money! Thanks :)
    Booksponge Booksponge 26-30, F 9 Responses May 12

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    Tonight you all are getting a random act of kindness. I am not speaking or debating anything
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 6 Responses May 6

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    Today my random act of kindness will be to smile at everyone I see - I want people to feel the joy I do today
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always believe if your good to people they are most likely going to be good to you back. I also believe very strongly in karma. I am always nice to everyone.
    ButterflyPrincess876 ButterflyPrincess876 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I believe in Kharma and want to brighten up the lives of others.
    deliriouslydreaming deliriouslydreaming 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses May 5

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    I covered a random bikers seat with a plastic bag that I was using to carry my groceries when it was about to rain the other day. Felt good to do good.
    darrygyles darrygyles 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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