Random Act of Kindness – 100 Day Challenge Lives On


Scatter Kindness

Random Act of Kindness – The Ripple Effect

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


A couple of weeks ago, a friend asked for a reference. She was leaving her job of 24 years. Of course I said, “But would you like to work in my office?  We have a part time position.” She came on board.  She is great. We love her. 

Yesterday my boss handed me a cash bonus; a finder’s fee. Also yesterday another friend called to say she was kidnapping me after my religious Ed class. We hadn’t chatted in a longtime, beyond the quick check in. 

So at 8:45 PM we went to a posh restaurant in town for coffee; not much else was open.  They have a small function room and as we walked in I remembered I was thinking of reserving it for my daughter’s Confirmation celebration in May.  When we arrived I asked the host about the details.  He had none but I could call back in the morning.  No worries. I’ll add I was dressed in my usual Patty dressed down relate to teenagers comfortable complete with church baseball hat.  Not a glamorous sight but I don’t really care.  And the host gave me the attention on par with my outfit.  Still fine.

We ordered coffee no cake or anything and chatted.  Asked for water.  Chatted some more.  My dear friend was paying the bill but I wanted to leave the tip.  Told her my boss had just given me a bonus and would love share it. To over tip the waitress for she was lovely and not her fault we just had coffee.  Needless to say the waitress was very surprised.  No I didn’t give her the entire bonus but her tip was about 4 times the bill, maybe slightly more.  So probably a bit surprising. And she must have told the host for a few minutes later he offered us a tour of the private room and a folder full of dining options.

It’s interesting how life unfolds.  If my friend hadn’t joined our merry band in the office, I would never have had the cash to truly show our appreciation of waitress’ patience for friends having a late night coffee — decaf.  And as I type I wonder where the kindness will next lead me. 


Have a Flan-tastic Day and Scatter some Kindness,

Donna Flanagin

Random me:  The 100 day challenge ripples on.


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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. That indeed was a great evening. :-). Thank you for your constant inspiration.

  2. The ripple effect is so alive and well. Thank you Donna and Patty.

    • It’s all about focus. Happening all around, all the time.

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