Betsy from My Five Men is hosting a Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Adventure on her blog for the next four Fridays including today. I'm joining in because I truly believe that one random act of kindness can totally change a person's attitude, outlook or even one's life. And when other's follow suit, the kindness multiplies. How wonderful!
I began Monday working on my RAK. I posted on my Facebook page that I had a brand new peacoat that I wanted to give to a little girl that was truly in need. No one came to mind, so I asked my friends if they knew of a little girl that could truly use a new coat. I got a few likes from the gesture, but no one sent me any information. I'm not giving up....I know someone can use this sweet little peacoat. So for this particular RAK, the search continues.
On to the next RAK. I haven't been out and about much this week, so doing something for a stranger or even a neighbor hasn't presented itself. However, I made an offer of help today that I think qualifies for a random act of kindness.
If you remember, my daughter and two grandchildren moved to the upstate about a year and a half ago. Their father still lives here in our hometown and with his work and the kid's school, it's sometimes a juggling act for him to get the kids for a visit. When talking to my daughter today, I learned that the kid's father was going to travel to the upstate to pick them up for the weekend. They have Monday off from school, so it would be a perfect long weekend for them. It just so happens that I have an appointment in Columbia, which is only about an hour from their home. So, I volunteered to go pick them up after my appointment and drive them back home to save their father some time and travel. He was very appreciative! And, because of that act of kindness, I get to spend about three hours with my grandchildren that I wouldn't have otherwise.
Kindness! It's a win-win and it's contagious! I challenge you to do something kind for someone today.
Happy Valentine's Day Y'all,
Oh wait, in case you were wondering......I'm running a 9-mile trail run tomorrow, on Valentine's Day. I'm a little concerned, however, because the temps are supposed to be very cold.....and, and I admit that I have not trained like I should for this race. I'll just be happy to finish this one. And if all goes well, I will be doing my 5th half marathon in March. Time will tell.