I Believe In Random Acts of Kindness

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    I have tryed my best to do things in my

    relationship. But my boyfriend has done so much for me. He has gotten me a lot of gifts and invites me to go out. I have gotten him a couple of gifts and asked him to go out with me. I made him a really sweet note of my feelings. He gave up almost two whole days of video games...
    ejoallen ejoallen
    13-15, F
    Jan 5

    I started work with a non profit in South

    Africa we help poor areas preschools in getting quality education ..can be quite disheartening seeing the conditions they live in I helped to buy a stove pots and blank as they didnt have this one family we visited. It's not much but a start. Makes me appreciate all that I have...
    karamlc karamlc
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    For me I believe in paying it forward.

    And when someone thanks me for a kind gesture, I tell them you can thank me by paying it forward. I like to think at least a few of them have. :-)
    TheDaVinciEnigma TheDaVinciEnigma
    36-40, M
    Aug 9, 2015

    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

    I know that I am lucky to have food

    and a roof over my head so I keep food and water in my car and give it to people I see looking for food.
    rubyjuly rubyjuly
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2015
    cali0101 cali0101
    36-40, M
    Nov 7, 2015

    October 24th is make a difference day!

    I hope everyone finds away to go out and make a difference, Even if it is only a small difference! The things that seem the simplest are the things that are most memorable to people. Find time to talk to someone who you see always eating lunch alone, or help an elderly person...
    libragirl94 libragirl94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    you never know whos life you can change

    for the better, in an instant. i like to always impact people for the better.
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    So today i woke up and just felt dead inside,

    all i wanted was a white chocolate mocha with caramel in it from Starbucks. i didn't even care that it was going to cost me $7 i just needed it. i get my coffee and head to my truck, I go to put it in my cup holder when the cup crushes in my hand and spills everywhere cause the...
    Simiyes Simiyes
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    My best friend and I were flying to Atlanta

    for a conference. We had met this older couple in the first class lounge. they were adorable. the gentleman had terminal cancer, which had also taken his eyesight. I was struck by how much in love they were, and the way she took care of him. They were flying to Atlanta so he...
    xtremside xtremside
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    I work with kids and we provide snake

    and small supper for the often they don't eat all of it. We are supposed to throw it away but I pack up the perfectly good food and take it to where I know homeless people tend to hand out and leave the box of food.
    rubyjuly rubyjuly
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    Darkness was thickening

    and evening advanced, I was sitting at roadside in my car waiting for the roadside vendor to give me snacks I had ordered. Indian roadside eating joints are not a very clean place but they do serve tasty snacks called ‘chat’. Nearby there were many vendors who provide...
    Jonaki1 Jonaki1
    56-60, F
    Aug 18, 2015

    I am a firm believer in always showing kindness

    to others, it's been instilled in my family since I was young. Once I was standing in line at the grocery store behind this woman, she had a baby in her arms and a small child with her she only bought a few items the bare essentials like bread, milk, eggs and cough syrup she...
    holgado holgado
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I called up a friend one night at 9pm

    and we were both bored, so we decided to go down to Santa Cruz to watch the sun rise. It was one of those spontaneous trips where we both had nothing to do and wanted to go out and do something. So we got in her car and drove for a while. As with any road trip though, you have...
    Einwulf Einwulf
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2015

    Ok so i was out gasing my truck up

    and i forgot my wallet at my house. Well a older couple told me that they would pay for my gas, then asked what pump i was on...i told them and they said ok we have got you covered. I was speachless, i wanted to thank them but nothing was coming out word wise.
    Zachary95 Zachary95
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    My lovely neighbour just dropped in with a home

    made lasagne for me! This isn't the first time she's cooked something for us. What a treasure! It has totally brightened my day :)
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss
    36-40, F
    Oct 10, 2015

    i made a new friend through EP

    and won't name due to being polite like that but has made me smile for the first time in a while, and haven't stopped, so i hope others have the luck that i did and have a life impacting good thing happen to them soon :D
    dsalter dsalter
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    It is an act of pure enjoyment,

    I love doing it, like Christmas 2014 my neighbour across the road from me, who is a lovely fella, could not afford to feed his family on Christmas day, so I said to my then partner upon hearing bout it, come on let's go out, and when we got to doing our shopping, I said, I want...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 28, 2015

    More like Karma but it started out the same way.

    I do thing for other people I expect to happen to me.
    aceradcat aceradcat
    41-45, M
    Nov 7, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 1, 2015

    Try to be kind to all,

    If you believe in Karmic returns... Or Even if you don't. It makes others bless you silently,and that benefits you at some point in your life.
    KosmicKonnection KosmicKonnection
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    today I asked a lady at Captain D's

    if she needed help carrying her large to-go order to her car. she said yes. so I graciously placed them in her back seat. she starting crying for some reason. I didn't know what it was but I was concerned. so I put my hand on her shoulder and asked her what was wrong. she...
    emmakate10 emmakate10
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    Always be kind and do right by people - you

    never know how similar and how much a person can be in need of someone regardless of whether you know them or not. It's human nature to love , to be kind , to be helpful in a time of need. That's what connects us and makes us human - in return you encourage more people to do the...
    sapphirescorpion sapphirescorpion
    26-30, F
    Jan 1

    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
    4 Responses May 4, 2015

    Try

    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
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

    I use to work at a nursing home

    and when I worked with dementia and alzhemiers disease patients a lot of them wandered just crying and I wanted to do things to make Thier time here special so I brand pudding some days I took my dog and I'd sneak em lottery tickets and sing you better scratch it before you...
    Darlin1977 Darlin1977
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    One day I had to let go the love of my life

    take a flight to go back home because she couldnt work here anymore i cried silently all the way home in the bus from the airport to the city and a lady just gave me tissue with a nice smile and without a word. just thank you.
    horrorstories horrorstories
    22-25, F
    Sep 20, 2015

    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
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2014

    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

    I just wanna say. I think you're awesome.

    Keep it up. You're doing great. Peace, Love, Namaste, Bless...
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    I worked seasonal at a ski resort

    when two young girls came to my window to buy tickets to ski. They didn't have enough money & a total stranger overhearing this, approached the window & cheerfully paid for their pass. Paying forward ever since!
    MyLife59 MyLife59
    61-65, F
    Oct 11, 2015

    I want God to bless me

    so I can bless random people with random acts of kindness, anonymously
    chapter7 chapter7
    36-40, F
    Aug 17, 2015

    Whenever I go to McDonalds

    which is about once every two weeks I always go through drive thru. When I get to the first window to pay I always ask how much the order is for the car behind me. As long as I can cover it I pay it. I've never not been able to cover it. Then I drive up to the next window to get...
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    When an action is sincere

    and it comes from the heart, I try my best to recognize it because the magic is there, real love, and it makes me feel like I can do anything.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 2, 2015

    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, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 19, 2015

    Be nice to this girl Cause you never know

    when you meet a diamond. This girl. She has a very beautiful face and a smile that just lights up the room and the world, the kind of smile that just make you feel good and warm inside and makes it impossible not to want to smile back. She may hide it though, cause shes shy and...
    Wintersorrow Wintersorrow
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    Yesterday shopping this person need help

    getting something that she couldn't reach . People just looked at her while passing . I was passing the isle and happened to see this . Of course I helped her . Person today are just so inconsiderate..
    Jonny79 Jonny79
    31-35, M
    Sep 19, 2015

    This was a little while ago,

    but I didn't even know about this site until a few days ago. I was in St. Louis for a week, I won't share why, and it was my fourth day there and I was running ragged. I had just finished physical therapy after shattering my leg and I had been pushing way to hard. So that...
    Teldra Teldra
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2015

    a small word can hurt our dear one feelings

    so please never hurt anyone who is close and very special....physical pain can be relieved but emotional pain can't ...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 20, 2015
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