Random Act of Kindness 4-24-14

Scatter Kindness

Random Act of Kindness – 4-24-14

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 I had a random act of kindness bestowed on me today.

As some of you know I am in the bulk mail business and right now we are in the height of political season.  It get extremely chaotic and I have to draw upon all my organization and prioritizing abilities just to get through the day.  Not complaining, just painting the picture.  My wireless decided to act up, I narrowly escaped a laptop BIOs disaster, my new expensive tabbing machine accidentally came crashing down to the concrete floor, and a customer had me researching and calling all over for his “missing” mailing, when in fact it was not missing at all.  He was polling people to see if they had gotten his mailing and they were telling him they had not, but what he didn’t realize is that none of these people were on the list he sent me.

Little time to eat and even less time to go out and get lunch today.  In comes a delivery man with two pizzas, completely took me off guard.  I look at him, he looks at me and says “For Donna from Debbie!”

Oh how sweet it was.  She even had 1/2 vegetarian for my daughter to eat. 

Can’t tell you how grateful I am for this RAK.  For so many reasons.

Thank you Debbie for always showing me how wonderful life really is.

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter Kindess,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Pizza is one of my favorite treats.

 

 

 

100 Days of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

 100 day challenge.

 

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It’s hard to believe the 100 day challenge is over.

First I want to thank all the participants from the bottom of my heart for helping me scatter kindness.  It was fun, interesting and far less a challenge than I first thought it would be.

I hope you enjoyed and please keep the ripple effect going.

Donna

 

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Another great idea is to lay unwanted coupons on the product at the store, and the person that wants that product can use them. 

 

#100 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#100 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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What a winter this was! Great job to all the snow plowers out there and especially to the two guys in our small town who did a good job this winter. This last snow we had in March I saw them out as usual so I stopped in the restaurant and paid for their breakfast and left their favorite box of Girl Scout cookies.

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me: What a gracious end to a difficult winter.  Thank you everyone for following along on my 100 day challenge.  And a HUGE thank you to all the participants what went out of their way to scatter kindness.

 

#98 & 99 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#98 & 99 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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Yesterday I purchased sleeping bags for two young students who received tuition assistance to attend our Winter Nature Camp.

The girls have faced a number of challenges in their young lives. Despite adversity, they are good students and enthused about learning. It has been so cold out lately and I know that they do not own sleeping bags.

I’m hopeful that by surprising them with their very own sleeping bags, that they will have a memorable experience that will reinforce their desire to keep exploring, learning and growing.

#99 no response no activity

 Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  You just never know what a lasting impact you can make on someone else’s life.

 

#97 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#97 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 was shopping day, and I had to return a ton of our plastic bottles because they were really beginning to pile up. (Where we live, we return the glass and plastic bottles by putting them in a special recycling machine at the supermarket, and get quite a lot of money back.)

Anyway, after putting the last bottle in the machine, I pushed the button to get my ‘money back’ ticket. I put it in my wallet next to my debit card so I wouldn’t forget to give it to the cashier at the checkout, but then I decided I could just leave it on the machine instead, and maybe this little ticket could cheer up someone else’s day.

I did keep my eyes open afterwards to see if I could catch a glimpse of who got the ticket, but I never actually saw who it was. I like to imagine that it made him or her smile.

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  I am sure it made them smile, like winning a little lottery.  Kinda wish we got money back for plastic where I live.

 

#96 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#96 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 know I already sent you my RAK but your blog has inspired me to continue. 

Yesterday our neighbor three doors down posted on facebook that she hadn’t shoveled her walk yet.  They have a plow service for the driveway but not the walkway so the postman will deliver their mail.  She has cancer and her husband is in the hospital where they are trying to save his foot. He has been in there since before Christmas. He is a diabetic. They are not elderly but they are a bit reclusive and only through fb do we communicate.

I replied that I would be over after work.  She posted No she would be fine.  I thought about respecting her wishes.  I even ran an errand after work but in the end my youngest and I cleared her walkway for her. Hoping we were doing the job to her specifications.

 When she came home she was delighted.  For now instead of shoveling she could take a sub (grinder) to her husband for a dinner treat.

 It took us 15 minutes, maybe.  It would have taken her a lot longer and it would have exhausted her.  We will clear her walkway after each storm from now on.  Truly how could we not.

 Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  I am humbled by the first sentence.

 

#95 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#95 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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A good friend in my Rotary has had serious health issues. He has been homebound for three months now. He can have visitors but is hooked up to machines that are cleaning his blood.

My daughter and I drove over to visit him for a few hours. It was very good to see my friend and I know it made his day to have visitors. He said he was so excited that we were coming. He showered and dressed in something other than pajamas for the first time in days.

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  This is what I’m talking about, this is how we scatter kindness.

 

#94 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#94 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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Dearest Donna,

Be it that every day is a day of giving. Be it big or small. I like buying flowers for a complete stranger, just cause I can. I like giving smiles to every person that passes my way. 

God Bless xo

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me: This was what I edited out of her response, this is reality, it made me laugh!

My dear soul, the wordpress link does not work, though may I wish you all the success for such a beautiful notion.

 

#93 Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#93 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’ve been meaning to thank you for the great “scatter kindness cards”! They are so beautiful, and I’ve really enjoyed giving them out! I have one more left in my purse!

After I gave my first one away to a store clerk, I remember what you said about how some people were like, “Um, are you wanting me to join your cult?” Ha! That store clerk looked at me the same way–kinda suspiciously!  Then I quickly said, “I just really appreciate all of the help you gave me today. You went above and beyond to help me (and she had), and it really means a lot. I just wanted to thank you.

So since then, I’ve been a little more careful in who I pick to give them to, and try to establish a decent rapport w/ them so they don’t think I’m soliciting them in some weird way! It’s worked out really well!

We had a great waitress the other night at dinner w/ the kids, and when I handed the card to her w/ the bill and tip, I saw her read it. She stopped us at the door and had tears in her eyes. She said, “Thank you so much for that card! I am going to put it up on my mirror at home. I’ve been having a rough few weeks, and you made my day!”

It made me soooo happy to hear that her spirits were lifted… I love doing that kind of thing, and I try to do it when I can–buying someone’s meal anonymously, donating money, taking the kids to help a needy family at Christmas, or going in to our Pediatrician’s office and help pay down a family’s bill that had two sick kids and a parent in the hospital w/ leukemia… It just makes me so happy to do those things for people.

Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Hummm, scatter kindness cards.  Anyone want some?

 

#92 (1/2) Random Act of Kindness

Scatter Kindness

#92 (1/2) 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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A couple days ago we got 9 inches of snow overnight.

After clearing my sidewalk and driveway, I shoveled both neighbor’s
sidewalks and driveways

 Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  Just a side note:  This wasn’t in Indiana, it was much farther south where 9″ snowfall is a rarity. 

 

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