#91 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#91 Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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My sister visits me every Christmas. She is a very active, athletic person.  In fact, I envy her sticking to her program, staying so slim and healthy.

During her recent stay I surprised her with two sessions with my personal trainer. She was delighted. I probably derived as much happiness as she did.

 Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Exactly the point of this challenge.

 

#90 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#90 Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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I have been in jewelry industry for over 32 years and at the most glorious time of the year I spend most of my time working making dreams come true.  Although the hours are long it’s extremly gratifiying being a part of so many people’s Christmas memories. 

This year I was blessed with a memory that will have a special place in my heart forever.  I was quickly approaching the day we wait for all year round…..Christmas!!  My feet were aching but the adrenaline of seeing my children kept my spirit going.  A group of my close friends came in to my work and surprised me at the end of my shift and took me out for a pizza.  As we were talking I mentioned that I had been working so many hours I did not get a chance yet to prepare my Christmas dinner for my children.  I asked the group for some easy recipes that would have a homemade taste but would not take to long to prepare.  They bounced all sorts of fabulous ideas around.  I had a plan the next night I was going to the grocery store and put my plan in action.

I went to work as usual and was greeted with a Christmas surprise.  My friend Pat Haman and her children went to the store that night,  prepared everything the rest of the girls mentioned and delivered it right to my office!  My eyes filled with tears seeing the children so happy to make someone’s Christmas so special.  This is what the season is all about and I thank God every day for the people who show his love to the world!   I’m so grateful to be the reciepent of such wonderous love.  Thank you Pat Haman for being my Christmas angel!!!

 Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Pat was not a participant in this challenge, the recipient was.  She knew it was worthy of the place in this 100 day challenge so she sent it to me and asked if I could use it.  ABSOLUTELY!

 

#89 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#89 Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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This morning I went to breakfast with my husband at Round the Clock.  They sat us in the little room with two long tables full of older gentlemen meeting and having their weekly breakfast. My husband and I decided how cool it would be to pay for their breakfasts and then leave before they finished the “men gossiping”.  I so enjoy doing that.  I don’t have a lot of money but I have heat, a roof over my head and sooner or later with my hard work I will get all my bills paid off.  I hope everyone of those gentlemen go out and pay it forward.

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  In the perfect world my dear, in the perfect world!

 

#88 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#88 Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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Thanks for including me on this. 😊 I hope my act of kindness counts as a “random”.

I was out visiting the in-laws with my husband and daughter.  While at breakfast yesterday, I overheard my father-in-law trying to figure out what foods to provide for his Fall Harvest gathering.  He was talking about pies and that he didn’t want to spend $20/pie because he needed 3.  So, I offered make him 3 apple pies (one is sugar free-because he is diabetic.)  I baked them up yesterday. 😊

 Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  I probably should have called this 100 Acts of Kindness instead of “Random”  that seemed to confuse many participants.  I had no guidelines, so all kindness qualified!!

 

#87 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#87 Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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When I went for a walk the other day with Mona in the buggy I happened to come across a lady that approached me asking if I had a minute.  She was a Jehova´s witness and normally I would say: “Thanks, but I´m very busy…” and go.  This time I thought I would listen to her, try to be interested and more open.  We were chatting for a while and I noticed that she was very happy about the fact, that she had found somebody who paid attention to her.

…Now, we are all Jehova´s witnesses and go there every Sunday – Just kidding.  We didn´t join up with them, but I´m happy that I might have made her day and she might have felt that she fulfilled her duty to go out and preach.

 Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Just a side note:  This RAK was performed in Germany, so the Jahova Witnesses way of preaching is not unique to the US.

 

#86 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#86 Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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While leaving for work I passed a neighbor hand shoveling his driveway.  It was 14 degrees and bitter cold winds.  I waved as I passed and then stopped, backed up and asked if he would like me to make a couple of passes on his driveway with my plow.  He smiled, nodded and it took 5 minutes out of my day to help a neighbor. 

 

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  This RAK seems like a no-brainer right?  That is what I thought too until I started thinking about it. Actually the guy with the plow has to make multiple decisions like this every day it is snowing.  Does he have time to stop, does he have enough gas, there are relatives that want him, friends that want him, neighbors that hope he will stop and strangers that would love it if he would help them out.  There is risk of damaging property, there is insurance guidelines, etc etc etc. Not to mention the plow owner may actually have a job to get to.  Gained much more respect for the plow owner that actually does stop.

 

#84 & 85 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#84 Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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So, yesterday, I decided I was going to complete my RAOK so I wouldn’t forget about it.  We have changed over database software, and it has been challenging.  It will turn out well in the end the learning curve is still happening. 

Sue has taken the brunt of all of it.  She has to do the most daily in the system.  Yesterday, I decided I would help her out and I did all her mailing for her while she was working in the new database.  I put stamps on all the mail, recorded all the postage on the postage log and took all the mail to the mailbox down the street.  I just wanted to alleviate one thing she had to do at the close of the day. 

She has been working really hard at learning this new system.

#85 no response no activity

 Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  RAOKATO = Random Act of Kindness At The Office.  Love it.  Cost nothing and meant so much I am sure.

 

#83 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#83 Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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Today, to the delight of 1st graders, I sat at their table for lunch.  I am a teacher and don’t often get (or make) the time to go down to the cafeteria during the school day.

Today, I saw an empty chair at a lunch table of some pretty quiet little students.  I simply asked if I could join them for lunch.  All their faces lit up with excitement.  We talked about what we each had brought for lunch, the weather, hair accessories, and recent theatre movies.

It was refreshing having time to spend with my students just being able to converse with them on a personal level, not as a teacher.  What I thought would be something fun and add a twist in their lunchtime, ended up bringing a smile.

I felt like skipping down the hall all the way back to my classroom.

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Please don’t stop, make it a point to do this as often as possible with random children.  As you well know, you never know what will make a difference in a child’s life.  Yes, it is not the norm and that is what is so awesome about it.

#81 & 82 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#81  Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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My mom and I paid some layaway off at Christmas doing so anonymously

 #82 no response no activity

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  I can only imagine how very grateful these people were.  Thank you.

 

#79 & 80 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#79  Random Act of Kindness – 100 day challenge.

All Acts of Kindness are written in the participants own words and the only purpose of this challenge was to scatter kindness.

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My sister in law texted me yesterday, “What are your girls doing school vacation week?”  I replied,”Going to WDW?” She had forgotten our plans. No worries.

A few texts later we extended the invite to my niece to come with us. We had space in the car, space in our accommodations and an extra park ticket.   Cousins Rule WDW!!!

 #80 no response no activity

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Okay now that is my kind of RAK!! 

 

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