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★Random Acts of Kindness (RAK's)

As I look about Bmindful.com, I see we are a very diverse group with members from many different places. Wouldn’t it be great if we were to try to encourage ourselves to promote others to perform random acts of kindness and discuss the results of our efforts? I always look for opportunities to do acts of kindness for others and it gives me pleasure knowing I did something nice that was totally unexpected. I believe kindness is a form of self-respect we give to others.

 

Love, love changes everything 
Hands and faces, earth and sky 
Love, love changes everything 
How you live and how you die 
Love, can make the summer fly 
Or a night seem like a lifetime 
Yes love, love changes everything 
Now I tremble at your name 
Nothing in the world will ever be the same
Love, love changes everything 
Days are longer, words mean more 
Love, love changes everything 
Pain is deeper than before 
Love will turn your world around 
And that world will last forever 
Yes love, love changes everything 
Brings you glory, brings you shame 
Nothing in the world will ever be the same
Off into the world we go 
Planning futures, shaping years 
Love bursts in and suddenly all our wisdom disappears 
Love makes fools of everyone 
All the rules we made are broken 
Yes love, love changes everyone 
Live or perish in its flame 
Love will never never let you be the same 
Love will never never let you be the same
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Songwriters: Andrew Lloyd-Webber / Charles Hart / Don Black

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

Wonderful thread Poppy!
Came across some items ..which may help to inspire RAK

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Kind hearts are the gardens, kind thoughts
are the roots, kind words are the flowers, kind
deeds are the fruits, take care of your garden
and keep out the weeds, fill it with sunshine
kind words and kind deeds.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 
    • quoteYour greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others. William J.H. Boetcker (1873-1962)

 

quoteWhen we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace The 14th Dalai Lama

quoteTo be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness – these are the gifts which money cannot buy. Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Inspiration, when we Bless others, we truly Bless ourselves. Thank U!

Thank you Appreciating Moment and Nancee1953.

I do hope this thread takes off within our community. Across the world we seem to be focusing on “It’s all about ME.”

Being kind costs nothing! Opening a door for someone, picking up trash in a parking lot, greeting a stranger in an elevator, or simply saying thank you are kind acts that we all can do each day. I have a passion to make the world kinder and I need your help. Please encourage three other people to perform random acts of kindness each day and tell about it on this thread.

I’m off to work and I will share my three acts tonight.

Thank You!

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

I work part time at Wild Birds Unlimited. Today a young mother with an infant in a sling and her 2-3 year old visited our shop. She purchased several items and was determined to be quite independent in carrying out her brood and purchases—-a very difficult task. I had offered to help her out to her car, but she was determined to do it herself. I did manage to open the door for her but she was struggling with the load. Her son’s shoe came off at the curb and I couldn’t help myself. I picked up both the shoe and her son while relieving a ten pound bag of seed from her and walked her across the parking lot to a shady spot where she had parked her car. She told me she had recently moved from Seattle and was melting in our Texas heat. In the end, she was very appreciative of my kindness.

When you offer help and are refused, it is best to respect the person and not help. It is usually best to help them when you know they need your help.

I didn’t get my other two acts of kindness today, but there is always tomorrow.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Poppy’s post:
Thank you for sharing that Poppy, and focusing on RAK, and focusing on it here on Bmindful…l14238819.jpg

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      I am definitely believing this is a great practice… I would like to share a recent random act of kindness someone did for me.

 

I was at the grocery store, ready to check out. I slid my debit card and it wasn’t allowing my transaction. I couldn’t understand why this was happening, and continued to try the 3 tries one receives. I wondered what error I had made in my acct., was tired from a long work day…and while I needed the items I had selected, I was ready to simply apologize, and leave.

The young women next to me, looked and saw that I wasn’t purchasing frills…and asked if she could assist. I said surprised and with a smile…no thank you, I’m fine… She said, please allow me… and with hardly a moment to argue with her, she slid her card, and my items were paid.

I saw her outside in the parking lot with her mother and child…and I wanted to get her info…so I could repay her. She said no… one day you will do this for someone…pay it forward…she said with a smile. I gave her a hug…and my heart was filled in ways I cannot tell you.

I went home…checked my account and saw the error I had made….(switched wallets…had wrong card) …. And by her doing this … I was also able to do something else needed.

The point is… I love helping others…though when you are the one being assisted … belief in the world is restored to a greater degree.

As I allow, I can think of other kindnesses done for me…just recently. And the interesting thing is… it is not that I forget them, it is just I begin allowing other areas to cloud what occurs in my everyday life… Though, like you say, Poppy….as you allow yourself to pay it forward ….and share… life as we know it can be endless rewards… I particularly like your statement I believe kindness is a form of self-respect we give to others.
Poppy, looking forward to hearing your acts of kindness… (:

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      In response to Nancee1953’s post:
      when we Bless others, we truly Bless ourselves …Nancee, isn’t that the truth!(:

 

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to AppreciatingMoment˚‘s post:

What a great story!

It is very inspiring to pay it forward. Kindness is often not acknowledged, but it is never forgotten. Your kindness is evident in every post you write. I see you and me as “Kindness drug pushers.” And the world is a better place because of truly kind, respectful people.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

I picked up a bunch of trash that someone had thrown in front of the dumpster and sorted it into recycling and trash.

This is what I call a surprise RAK. Everyone is surprised someone was that thoughtful.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

I volunteer at my church rectory and noticed they were running low on sugar and coffee creamer, I went to the store that night and the next day snuck it in and filled the sugar and creamer containers. When I see any dirty dishes, I wash them, whatever I can do, I do quickly so my action is not noticed. Reminds me a bit of college when we had “Kris Kringle”. You would come in from class and realize someone had made your bed or even did your laundry. Just a wonderful surprise that shows love and care. Yesterday at the library, the librarian inquired “How was I” in true “Me” form, I replied “fabulous, every day is a good day on this side of the ground.” She looked at me quite surprised then her lips parted into a smile. She replied, “I like your attitude, thank you, I needed that”. After that, I noticed she smiled at everyone she assisted. Kindness can be contagious :)

Ther must be somebody who did a RAK today.

I got up early on my day off and finished painting my mother-in-law’s garage floor. It wasn’t random, but it was definitely kind of me!

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Poppy’s post:
I do give little gifts to (all the) children (who come in with their parents) at my work-place. They are just little keepsakes. Though they now look with anticipation to me as the ‘friend’ with a smile and a keepsake(:

In response to Nancee1953’s post:
I relate to that do it quickly-mode… (the surprise of something just needed to be done… I like the joy-feelings you share with others too(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to Nancee1953’s post:

YES! Just a wonderful surprise… That is the best RAK.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to AppreciatingMoment˚‘s post:

I do the same thing at work. I hand out little packets of bird seed to the children.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Poppy’s post:
For myself, I sometimes have difficulty sharing about specific kindnesses…

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    When giving without expectation, I tend to allow the giving to leave an imprint, though little memory of the specifics…and it feels spontaneous when kindnesses occur.
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    I can say I make a conscious effort everyday (at my work place especially)… to give something of value to others. When done in the workplace…I always see a beautiful-ripple effect(:
  • ~ I do an affirmative prayer/written intention of sorts to go beyond service expected…and be a good human being, caring/sharing even in limited pieces of time. I’m thankful to tap into that place that can…and will ‘no matter what’ -mode (even when extremely chaotically busy at work, or busy moment/feeling of my own.) (:

I will say your thread has made me more aware of deciding to be more creative with my kindnesses…
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    and I will dedicate myself more to the types of kindnesses you are referring to.
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My goal is to take your lead, Poppy…and be more creative with this intention… I found a site with some ideas…for this..or maybe we could brainstorm on this thread(: Maybe we could even think of wonderful RAK re: Bmindful community(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Good Morning and Happy Friday!
Today is a great day to perform a RAK!

Thank a 1st Responder, for keeping us safe!

Supply your children’s teacher, copy paper, box’s of kleenex, or construction paper

Take reading material to the local Fire Station along with a package of snacks.

Donate to the local food pantry

Does your elderly neighbor need some help with an outside chore?

Please post your RAK!
Thanks and have a great first weekend of fall!

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

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I’m a bit spontaneous with the kindness thing…Though here are things I can plan for:
1. Write notes of appreciation at least once a week.
2. Send a thank you note to a person who has helped me in the past.
3. Tell family members how much I appreciate them.
4. Send someone a hand written note of thanks.
5. Make a card at home and send it to a friend for no reason.
6. Compliment a work colleague for their excellence.

20 Small Acts Of Kindness
1. Write an old fashioned letter (I remember these(: )
2. Really listen to someone without distraction
3. Spend some quiet time with a friend in need.
4. Practice gratitude for all I’m thankful for
5. Say kind things to those who are giving me a service
6. Teach someone a useful skill
7. Give a hug to someone in need
8. Write a love note to my beloved
9. read a book to a child

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Thank you for all your suggestions of RAK’s. Please don’t and I hope no one feels they need to report their kind acts. I have a hard time with that myself. My hope is that this community can infect and effect others with their kind acts and make their little world and the larger world a better place.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

Today at Church I was offered some sandwiches to take home with me, I tried not to accept them, but they pushed the issue, so I accepted them. I was on my way home and began to pay attention to people as I was driving along. I pulled the car over, there was a gentlemen who was doing commercial lawn maintenance. He looked hot and fatigued. I offered him a sandwich. He took off his sunglasses, smiled and said thank you very much. I continued to this until all the sandwiches were gone. What I saw when I looked into their faces was a look of unexpected joy and gratitude. Who would have thought sharing a sandwich could bring joy to someone? I am truly grateful I was a part of making someone have an unexpected surprise and spread a little joy.

In response to Poppy’s post:
Hi Poppy…I was just having fun with the reporting…no obligation…your idea is wonderful! I would like to ‘report’ (: my experience today.

First, let me say I focused heavily on this before I left for work. I wrote an intention/affirmation…and my mind focused on how I can best serve others. I work in a health-area…and I come in contact with many people sharing much…(and in my mind…how can I serve continued to fill my heart and mind). I also read a bit about the topic before work…giving examples…and I had a readiness to serve (which felt like) no other day. I say that with surprise…because I truly felt that I always go the extra mile. I felt like I heard people differently today…that I responded to heartache and concern differently (a better differently)…

When you deal with lots of individuals and there seems to be satisfaction and rapport with others…sometimes it seems bumping things up a notch isn’t necessary…It was…it is and it was good(: Thank you Poppy. I will continue(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to Nancee1953’s post:
That was great Nancee!

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to Nancee1953’s post:

Yea Nancee!
Do you think any of your sandwich people told others about their experience today. I’m sure they did. And I bet at least one of them passed along their own RAK.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to AppreciatingMoment˚‘s post:

You absolutely inspire me.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

My neighbor across the street keeps his granddaughter on Fridays. Today they came over and I got to play with Clara who is just over two yrs old. We set up blocks and knocked them over, played with Thomas the train and ate Animal crackers. During our play I took pictures of Clara and her granddad. We surprised momma and grand momma. They assured me Facebook would be visited by relatives before Clara’s bedtime.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Lake Placid’s post:

Yes! The sweet smell of a RAK.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

The sheer joy is to be found in what we do unto others, we do to our selves. :)

Matthew 7:12 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

It’s late and I am trying to think of what might be considered a RAK I did today. The only thing I did today that was out of the ordinary, was buy everyone at work an ice cream. I really did it for myself. I wanted an ice cream so I’m not sure it counts.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Poppy’s post:
It’s so hard to draw the line of what is for us, and for others…when you truly enjoy sharing/giving…Hope everyone enjoyed their ice cream(:

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For myself, I’ve needed to stay in better touch with some people by letters and phone calls. I’m going to make a list of a good many persons (friends and family) and see what keeping in touch-routines I can establish.
(old fashioned snail-mail ) (:



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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Guess what? later that evening, I went to the store to get a Pepsi, my splurge, and one of the people I had given a sandwich to recognized me and walked over and said “Thank you so much for the sandwich, it was good”. I told him “I was glad he enjoyed and was grateful to do it.” We both smiled at one another and I went into the store. I was filled with joy at his validation. Now I am considering making sandwiches and distributing them, it is a small gesture but who knows, today sandwiches, tomorrow the world :)

Poppy, thank you for creating this beautiful thread!

RAK are what makes our world a more humane and beautiful place…

Today, I saw this frail, homeless man. He had a large paper bag, filled with stuff, and the bag was ripping. He was walking with a cane, and he also had a smaller plastic bag that was over stuffed.

I turned my car around. The street traffic was pretty heavy. I called out and asked him if he needed a ride, which is something that I normally would never do. But today, I helped him, and I delivered him to his bus stop. As he left my car, he turned and said “God bless you”.

In response to Kathi’s post:
That is a lovely thing Kath! Truly! I don’t have a good-thing like that in present days… It makes me wonder if I have been extending myself enough to others… That took a lot…to do that RAK alone… God Bless You!

In response to Nancee1953’s post:
Nancee…I can picture this just being a beautiful beginning of RAK-joy(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to Nancee1953’s post:

You are the sandwich Queen of the World!

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Kathi’s post:

WOW!

I’m speechless.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

Amazingly wonderful Kathi!

Today, I was on the receiving end of a RAK:

I am in school, and am in between jobs. I had a very positive interview this past Monday, and I was very excited. I had called and left a message for my clinical instructor, and I just asked if she could return my call, and that I went on an interview, and I wanted to discuss it with her.
early in the interview, the manager asked me a few questions, and I told the manager about where I am, regarding my career path, and it turns out that the manager is a professional friend and colleague of my instructor.

Going into the interview, I had no idea that there was this connection.
I have not met my clinical instructor yet, but we have spoken a few times by phone.
Anyway, I answered the managers questions concisely and honestly about my career path, and she smiled when I mentioned this instructors name.

Anyway, she returned my phone call, and I gave her more details about the position, and that I am supposed to “shadow” the job in 2 days, and she offered to meet me for lunch tomorrow, the day before I get to shadow for this position.

I felt a wave of kindness and support from her. She has a lot of experience with the position, and she will have very sound advice.

So, tomorrow, I will be very grateful for her input and her honesty.

Best of luck!

I don’t know you except through your posts, and that is good enough for me. I’d hire you yesterday. Tomorrow should be exciting.

All the best,
Love and light!
Poppy

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Kathi’s post:
In response to Poppy’s post:
I couldn’t agree with you more Poppy!(: Listening to Kathi, I feel as though I will be saying that proud statement I knew her when…

Although her journey…every step of the way… is simply inspirational…like she is. Thanks Kathi for sharing as openly as you do(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

WOW, Poppy!!! THANK YOU!!!

And Appreciating, Thank you too!!!

After meeting with my instructor today, I feel more prepared. Tomorrow is the day that I get the shadow. I plan to be there at 6:30 am. I start at 7am, and that will give me time to change into their scrubs, and then, I will begin to meet the team.

In response to Kathi’s post:
wish you well on your 1st day of your new position(: You’re ready(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Tomorrow one of my co-workers has a birthday. She is giving herself a gift of a RAK. She plans to go to a grocery store located in a poorer part of town and pay for someone’s groceries. What a beautiful birthday gift to give yourself!

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

that’s a wonderful way to perceive gift giving to oneself (: Thanks for sharing that Poppy(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Poppy, that is so beautiful!!!

Wow, what an inspiration!

I am just amazed. I love people! It confirms that there are so many great people, all over the world!

Today, I noticed something new.

The past 2 days I did not get to do any RAK’s, and I noticed…

What I noticed, is that when I do a RAK, it feels good.

Poppy, thank you for influencing me!!!

RAK’s make me feel good!

In response to Kathi’s post:
I get a lot of opportunities to give at my work… I condition my spirit with prayer and affirmation so I can Be-Giving. When I come home from work…I may need rest…though not used up by people. They are conscious motives to Be Love.

Though, what I’m also reminded of…since I desire to be this way…and I give this way…I don’t really get burnt from giving…I simply need time to make sure I balance this nature with RAK for myself as well…so my heart can feel the love it wants to share(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to SelfCareJoy’s post:

May I steal this—-I simply need time to make sure I balance giving to others with a RAK for myself as well —- so my heart can feel the love it wants to share.

I’m going to steal it. It is a revelation growth factor for me. This puts so much clarity in my personal thinking.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Poppy’s post:
Glad you like this(:
Poppy, here is a quote you make enjoy
“When we care for ourselves deeply and deliberately, we naturally begin to care for others – our families, our friends and the world – in a healthier and more effective way. We become conscious and conscientious people. We tell the truth. We make choices from a place of love and compassion instead of guilt and obligation.” Cheryl Richardson

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Oh, I do like that quote!

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Poppy’s post:
Glad you like it!(: very meaningful to me as you know(:

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    All of this sharing lately about balance,and RAK has been wonderful for me! I felt such peace and the giving (to others and to myself) felt like a party today(: I have plans to continue this ‘energy’ tomorrow(:

My hubby reported the same…from a completely different setting/location. Positive vibration/energy truly is real…Want to share a little video here in a moment(:
The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence: A path to personal, social and global coherence The Spiritual Heart — is in a way a little like a smart phone, invisibly connecting us to a large network of information. It is through an unseen energy that the heart emits that humans are profoundly connected to all living things. The energy of the heart literally links us to each other. Every person’s heart contributes to a ‘collective field environment.’ This short video explains the importance of this connection and how we each add to this collective energy field. The energetic field of the heart even connects us with the earth itself. 7 min 19 sec

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    Thanks Poppy and the other members that chat here and by way of personal messages… inspired and feel peaceful-joy(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to Kathi’s post:

The good feeling you have for being kind to others without expectations is not my influence. It is all of your choosing. I do have a big silly grin on my face though.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to SelfCareJoy’s post:

I can feel your positive energy all the way here in S.C.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Poppy’s post:
.I will say yes it was an awesome day..

In regard to RAK…my hubby was out eating lunch (during his work day) and a man wandered over to him asking for a dollar or 2 for food. My hubby bought him lunch. I wouldn’t probably bring this up…because it was simply a good thing to do… and that was for him to share…Though when he was sharing this with me…I was on my own roll of RAK… and it felt like a day which was simply made for giving and wonderful receiving…which basically were my words before work in an in an affirmative prayer….It manifested exactly as I stated. Yes the positivity is in the air(:

this was my morning intention affirmative prayer…
To create a phenomenal day at work for myself and lovingly observe, participate, share (with joyful ease) positivity with those I interact with(: Thank You God for giving me such refreshing feelings to best lovingly give service with a smile in my heart. It is all wonderfully so. Amen.

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

love this thread girls ,at first I was thinking I hadn’t done any RAK for a while ,then I started remembering .I gave 4 homeless me cups of tea the other evening ,I always bring in my neighbours wheeley bins as they are left down the road ,helped an old lady cross a busy road ,listened to a lady who is having a very stressful time and shared suggestions for crystals ,essential oils ,etc

and this was a big one for me

accepted the gift of a bunch of sunflowers from the lovely lady I work with – she really wanted me to have them as she had been given them and did not have any space for them – I realised it is an act of kindness to accept a gift

In response to flowergirl’s post:

Hey Flowergirl,
You make a great point. An act of kindness is accepting a gift. We often fuss over a toy or half eaten food when given by a toddler or a child’s art work, and we might even treasure it, so why don’t we think it is a kindness when an adult wants to give us something?

You are very perceptive!

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

thanks Poppy ,I think we always want to give don’t we

I had an interesting RAK today with potential(: I encountered a science teacher of young ones. I told her that sounded like a very interesting profession, what do you like about it the most…She replied Science museums…and various lessons like teaching Responsibility. I said what about teaching them Random Acts of Kindness for others …and themselves(:

She liked the idea(:

Thanks Poppy….Not sure I would have of suggested it ..without your reinforcement on this site(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to flowergirl’s post:
I agree with you and Poppy, flowergirl…receiving is also giving…People who give to you(as we know) feel rewards by sharing good things. When we refuse generosity…we stop the flow…

I recently told someone no to something they wanted to do for me. I felt less than good afterwards… and explained asap…it was because the good I get from this person…requires no money. My gift was the honest communication which shared much, and them understanding happily(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to SelfCareJoy’s post:

You’re welcome!!

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to SelfCareJoy’s post:
I couldn’t have said it better. It does stop the flow unless we explain it. RAK’s I’m finding are more complicated than they look.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

I’m visiting my granddaughters this week. We wanted to keep their routines as normal as possible with us old timers around so after we dropped them off to school and day care, I started working on the yard. Now my daughter’s yard is a big mess because she lives in SC, and the grass and shrubs grow incredibly fast compared to my small yard in Texas. When at the end of the day I had hauled off 12 wheelbarrows of leaves and tree limbs and managed to shop for groceries and cook dinner, my daughter and husband were very much in appreciation of RAK’s. Tomorrow night, I’m going to treat the old folks and the young folks to dinner out.

Parents—too bad, so sad. But then again, no food spilling or whining about vegetables. They might even think that is a better RAK than working on the yard.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

you are on quite a RAK-roll(: 

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

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Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day. Mild temperatures, a soft breeze, plenty of warm sunshine. The forecast in my area called for severe thunderstorms today. And we are getting them as I write this post. Back to yesterday. I slept late which doesn’t often happen, now that I am becoming more mature (getting older). So about 11:00 a.m. I started working in the yard. I enjoy yard work which is a blessing because before I retired, I let it go and my trees and bushes are a mess. I am told a bush usually does not grow to 15-20 feet tall. I have many extraordinary miracle bushes. So did I work on them? No! I began edging the grass along the sidewalks and driveways. I must have dreaming or something because I edged in front of my house and that little part just to the right of my driveway that is where my property line ends. But I didn’t stop there. I did my neighbors also. When I go to the end of their property line, I just kept going. The grass was overhanging the street curb and their sidewalk. Luckily, we have small lots in my neighborhood and my extension cords wouldn’t reach farther than two houses down. After edging, I started mowing. I did my front yard and that little part just to the right of my driveway. But I didn’t stop there. I cut the grass on my neighbors front yard. So I thought, it’s going to rain tomorrow so I cut their back yard also. I have good neighbors. Then I cut my back yard because I wanted to do some yard work. Did I mention I also used my power blower to sweep the clippings off the sidewalks, curbs, and driveways?

When my next door neighbor came home from work she came right over to thank me. Her little dog was with her and he thanked me as well with a little surprise gift in my newly cut grass.

There must be a RAK in this post somewhere.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

Can we get,an You’re Amazing here! Yes! You’re Amazing!

All that matters is how I choose to spend this moment.

I am living the Divine plan which includes wonderful health, wealth, happiness, and perfect self-expression for me now

In response to Poppy’s post:

I forgot to tell you, I use my lawn mower as practice for when I need to use a walker. Old people plan!

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

Actually that sounds like a good idea(: Now I’m only kidding(:

All that matters is how I choose to spend this moment.

I am living the Divine plan which includes wonderful health, wealth, happiness, and perfect self-expression for me now

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A truly wonderful thread Poppy!

Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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Yesterday at work, I became more of aware of giving. While it is part of what I/or what most do when you are working with people… It just kind of stood out differently. I believe as we continue to be mindful of taking care of ourselves, we have more room to become the compassion we desire to be in our lives.

I am grateful for the experiences, and grateful to be interacting with others, as I continue to truly be more aware of my own true needs and take better better care of me(: And it is ridiculously enjoyable to love yourself and others … the more you decide to get on a roll of being truly kind to yourself.

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 ON GIVING/by a bmindful member iZ:

 I don’t do it to receive love and happiness because I feel that I am always already receiving far more love and happiness than I could ever give out so I do this strictly with an attitude of gratitude.

LOVE THAT!

 

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Another act of awesomeness

I Am His Hands. He Is My Eyes. The Friendship That Built a Forest

In the village of Yeli, China, two men have formed an unlikely team to improve their community. Sixteen years ago, Jia Haixia lost his eyesight. His best friend, Jia Wenqi, lost his arms as a child. Together, the two have planted 10,000 trees around their village and have become an inseparable duo.

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Saving this space to share something beautiful I witnessed today!

An older woman with limited English... was purchasing some insulin. 

She repeatedly tried her debit card  for this $30.00 purchase, and it wasn't going through.

It was tried for her...thinking she wasn't using the machine properly.

She was told to call the # on the bank card and find out what the problem was.

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Then... a woman standing behind her with 2 children -said I will pay for her.

She slid her card. 

And the woman who had difficulty getting her insulin... who was confused by everything...

now had understanding and joy in that moment...and the older adult  told told the woman who helped... with tears

'God Bless You' 

What a beautiful moment!!!

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In response to serenity laker's post: In response to SelfCare/AppreciationView˚'s post:Thank you for your posts. I truly believe in doing kind things for others. Random acts of kindness are never forgotten. Recipients are forever grateful and your own spiritual light is brightened.  Additionally, mere observers of kindnesses are also touched by the kindness shown to others. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! 

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

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“Sometimes genius recognizes itself”

Every advance that we make in our awareness benefits unseen multitudes and strengthens the







next step for others to follow.Every act of kindness is noticed by the universe







and is preserved forever.

 

Doc Hawkins

“Sometimes genius recognizes itself”

 

 

 

 

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My dryer is on the fritz so after washing a load of linens, I went to the laundromat to dry them.  I saw a young woman with a beautiful baby girl. She had what looked like a mountain of baby blankets, sheets, bibs, socks, you name it on two folding tables. After placing my items in the dryer I walked over to her to ask if she would like my help. She looked at me with amazement. I told her I was young once and a divorced mother of two and remember what it was like. She smiled and said sure. I asked her where she would like me to start? She placed items on a third folding table and as we continued to fold the blankets, sheets, sleepers and dresses, we began to talk. She shared with me her life, challenges and disappointments. I listened thoughtfully.  I gave her encouragement, love  and the wisdom of my experience. When we were all done, she thanked me repeatedly and even offered to compensate me. I told her it was my pleasure and gave me joy to be of help. I told her to keep the chain of kindness going and extend assistance to someone else along the way, she smiled and said she certainly would.  I then grabbed my linens out of the dryer, folded them and went back over to say good bye. We hugged and I Blessed them both as I left. It was an awesome experience of which I am grateful. 

Thanks for sharing Nancee. You are indeed a very kind, loving person.

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

I agree with Poppy, Nancee you are an awesomely kind person.  What a wonderful example you shared too!

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I'd like to share a bit of my day today... I just got home from work...

I  love that I get to  interact with many from different lands, different life stages,  and hearing things about their  inner/outer worlds. 

One of my favorite aspects of today/and many days is interacting with children.

Today In the midst of my work-mode found myself sharing what many of us bmindfullers do...sharing joy wherever we are... And the children are the easiest to do this with...although many ages appreciate kindness(: 

... back to the kids(: I love giving children Emoji Happy Face stickers. I generally hand out 2, no matter what mood they are in. "1 is for  happiness all day..."  And "the other is for their happiness for a life time" I tell them.

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To them as they receive the sticker, its as though someone opened a new positive door.

The great thing about this is....the children have no limiting beliefs, they claim it as so right away. Another wonderful thing  is-the parents reinforce this when I do this lil' gesture! I have heard children squeal with delight as though their happiness had just been heightened in a good yet unexpected way!

I also do this with adults of all ages... Its a beautiful thing seeing happiness becoming a high priority that can be attained(: Adults don't expect something as 'childish' as a sticker, they too often express with a joyful sound.

 

Bmindful has assisted my joy in growing... And I get to pay it forward lots(:

I'm believing others can say say a similar thing about how Being Joy ... creates opportunity to give joy away(:

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AWWW how wonderful! You are indeed spreading kindness with a cherry on top with the happiness stickers. Unleashing a wave of positive energy into the Universe how beautiful but then again that is magnificent U. 

thank you Nancee... you have quite a kindness streak yourself(:

love you!

I saw this today, and it made me smile....

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In response to SelfCare/AppreciationView˚'s post:I could not have said it better. 

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Poppy's post:

it was pretty right on, huh? (: Glad you popped in!

Love these quotes that say it so well....

Here is mine for this fine day as I prepare for my work day(: I'm a smiler & giver at work..though if I create this intention... I may be surprised with outcome(:

 

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In response to SelfCare/AppreciationView˚'s post:

Joy and happiness are just two of the things that increase oneself by giving them away. I find it interesting to gain more of something you have to give it away. It is so counter intuitive, but so true!

 

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

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I love your post:

Poppy said:Joy and happiness are just two of the things that increase oneself by giving them away. I find it interesting to gain more of something you have to give it away. It is so counter intuitive, but so true!

 

  • I would love to get a conversation started about the many things that are gained/multiplied when you give from your heart to others.
  • and any processes we may be aware before we give. (thoughts, feelings, anything)- example... before I start a day of service (at work)... I prepare for my day. I allow Fun 
  • so giving is a more of natural way w/so many others I will interact with.
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In response to SelfCare/AppreciationView˚'s post: we could start a new post: To Have, I Give

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To have I give love away

To have I give joy to others

To have I give kindness to everyone I meet 

To have I give away control 

I intentionally think about what I want to have for myself and give it to everyone I see

 

What do you think?

 

 

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

Sounds great! I love this!

Would you like to start this great intro of yours  here on this thread with a brand new post or new thread entirely? Either way  ready & willing(:

 

 

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In response to SelfCare/AppreciationView˚'s post: maybe it is already started. Let’s see where it goes. I didn’t realize it was on the RAK post. I’m peddling as fast as I can just now. 

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

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I love your examples Poppy!

To Have, I Give-examples

I give love away

I give joy to others

I give kindness to everyone I meet 

I give away control 

I intentionally think about what I want for myself and give it to everyone I see

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In response to SelfCare/AppreciationView˚'s post:

To Have I give to others because giving is natural from my spirit place.

To Have I give   the recognition of seeing everyone I interact with as whole.

To Have I give love from my heart untainted by anything that does not promote more love.

 

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To Have, I Give myself a heartfelt reminder that giving is living well.

 

 

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To Have, I Give myself a heartfelt reminder that giving with love...is joyful experience when it is done without expectations... Love is its own reward. It is felt before we know or see a specific result transmitted in the universe.

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I love this thread!

looking forward to returning!

Thank you Poppy for creating it!

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In response to SelfcareLivingLifeOfEase's post: Kindness is like money in the bank. It is food for the heart and soul. Being kind is so easy and nourishing in the best of times and so essential in the worst of times. How you treat yourself and all living things makes a life changing difference. 

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

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A tree full of ripened fruits bows down naturally, because of the weight of the fruits and its willingness to make its fruits accessible to others ~ A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

I live a completely charmed life

In response to Poppy's post:

Beautiful and heartwarming thread. thanks Poppy

I live a completely charmed life

In response to Fly me to the moon's post:

Without a doubt!(: 

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In response to Selfcare-LivingLifeOfEase's post:

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Today as I contemplate kindness and RAK, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve wherever I can

I will look at today -as I go to work as an opportunity to give.

I will look at my family unit, as an opportunity to give.

As I stop by Bmindful, I will look at this as an opportunity to serve

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A fantastic RAK

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In response to Blue moon's post: When you stop what your doing to be kind to others, that is more than a RAK. It is intentional kindness. When your kind to all living creatures, it is loving kindness that originates from your heart. 

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

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EVERYDAY is not just a new day...it is a fresh new day for a fresh new outlook.

RAK of mine.

Some individuals I know were 'acting out' ... because their positions in a place of business gave them the room to be this way. 

Some of their nastiness trickled down my way.

All knew it was 'wrong' ... I spoke up a little, and stopped there.

I used the next day to use my tools... and 'surrendered' ... and turned my energy around...

It no longer  mattered how others behaved ... I renewed the love I Am.

Unkind person(s) .... expected me to hold a grudge...

You can't when you love-from this place.

I just loved even more...

No act.

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In light of the recent shootings in the U.S. I was wondering what I could do to help. I can’t change what has happened, but I can do RAK’s. Beginning today I am going to challenge myself by performing acts of kindness for every victim who was killed or injured. I am not sure of the exact count, but my goal is to do 60 RAK’s in the next 60 days. 

 

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

In response to Poppy's post:

That is a beautiful response to these unthinkable tragedies. 

I haven't wanted to even engage in conversations concerning these incidents until your RAK.

I don't have a specific number of RAKs I will commit to, though you've heightened  my awareness and abilities to engage with this peaceful, loving, kind response to these events.

thankyou 

much love

 

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Here are some ideas on RAK’s. 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/101-easy-ideas-for-random-acts-of-kindness?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bfsharecopy

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These are truly awesome ... (and so are you!) 

Thank you. Thank you for sharing the inspiration & the ideas!

 

I think sometimes people believe - a RAK has to be something so big... that it takes lots of time, energy and money.

Kindness is more simple and perfect than many realize.

Acknowledging others with peace & kindness... is the love we love!

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Poppy you are such a lovely man

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I agree. he's a beautiful soul

I live a completely charmed life

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And to all!

Much Appreciation!!!

Love & Blessings!

Thank you for the joy

and love

you

are!!!!

 

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Don't want to be left out of this lovefest!

You most definitely are a beautiful soul, Poppy(: 

Its a beautiful thing!

We love you Poppy!And you are so humble,gracious and inspire with love&kindness.

Thank you for bringing you & your gifts here.

 

 

 

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In response to Poppy's post:

Wow Poppy, I love your idea. It's really beautiful!

Thank you for inspiring me!

Love to All of our Bmindful community!!

 

 

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A week ago I said I was going to do 60 RAK’s in 60 days. In the first few days, I had trouble counting and remembering how many I had done at the end of each day even though I was consciously looking for ways to be unexpectedly kind to others. On about day three it suddenly dawned on me that all I had to do was one randomly kind act each day. That seemed too little to do in response to the severity of loosing a single life. So now, I have challenged myself to do RAK’s each day. To accomplish this I have printed out the Jessica Misener article and I carry it with me each day to remind myself how easy and rewarding it is to be kind.  I no longer think about doing it for just 60 days, but to concentrate on just being extra kind each day. 

Words are like seeds. When you write them out, they grow into your dreams and spark the imagination of others.

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your inspiration is perfect.

I wonder if you realize that the mere reinforcement of kindness and RAK

is 

kindness/ RAK

thank you for your continued inspirational gifts!

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In response to Poppy's post:

Poppy, you are a beautiful person!!

I appreciate you and all the beauty in you RAK's. 

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