10 Random Acts of Kindness

222787512786601514_24kwOZNF_fWith the holidays drawing near, it’s easy to start doing nice things for one another or for being thankful and sharing generosities, but only because of the time of season and we are easily reminded to do it.

What do we do the rest of the year?

Some of us certainly help each other out or donate clothes to a shelter or give blood or buy food for a food bank, but we all know it tends to happen more around the end of the year  during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Two weeks ago I practiced a random act of kindness. It was the best kind as it was a spur of the moment decision. And it felt good.  I did it again last Saturday. And while I don’t want to brag, it made me want to do it more and challenge others to do the same.

So here we are…

I’m challenging myself to do 10 Random Acts of Kindness before the end of the year.  If you Google “Random Acts of Kindness,” you’ll find all kinds of cool ideas and websites devoted to the idea.  There’s even a RAK week and another website that challenges you to do 1 RAK a week for a whole year.

I’ve just set my personal goal at 10 before the end of the year – that’s 43 days and 8 RAKs to go!  I’ll be updating my progress between now and the end of the year, BUT I’m not going to tell you what my RAKs are until I at least reach the halfway point.

And I want to collect more RAKs to share on my blog! I’d like to challenge you: my friends, blog followers, readers, or anyone who comes across this, to join me by just doing 1 RAK before Christmas.  Just 1! Tell me about it by emailing me (shannonyarbrough at gmail dot com) or leave it as a comment on this post.

At the end of the year, I’ll post what all 10 of RAKS and I’ll also share each and every one of your RAK’s from now until then!  So go on…practice a Random Act of Kindness (or two or four or ten) and tell me about it!

You have been challenged!  Game on!


  1. Today at Quiktrip a man dropped his newspaper, with a bazillion ads, on the ground. The wind was wicked and the paper was going everywhere. I chased down the paper with 4 other people and got every last piece for him. He was grateful, the paper was for his girlfriend. Now she can spend the day putting the ads back together, but it is all there.

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