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This week’s random act of kindness was to help out an employee that was in a very bad car accident.  She flipped he car several times and it was a miracle she was not killed in the accident. 

She had very little time off left so I found out that we could donate time to her.  With the caveats placed on the program, I was limited in the amount I could offer, but between myself and one other employee, she was able to have the rest of the time the doc gave her off using the vacation time that was donated. 

I am so glad to be a part of it and to help her out. 

rak (321x209)

So sorry this is posted a bit late in the day.  This week’s random act of kindness happened at my favorite haunt, Goodwill.  I ran into a lovely elderly lady who wanted to check out a frame on the top shelf of the wall rack.  She was a bit frail and it was a really large frame. 

She told me what she wanted and I got it down for her.  She told me she was a painter and came to the Goodwill for for frames for her art.  She then asked me what I thought the dimensions were and that she left her large bulky tape measure at home.  I rooted in my VERY large purse and pulled out my mini tape measure that I keep in it just in case.  We then measured the frame and she decided it was the perfect size for her next work.  I then let her know she could keep the tape measure!  She said it is the perfect size for her purse and thanked me. 

She then asked my first name.  I told her it is Cindy.  She then told me hers was Millie and I asked her if I may have seen her work on display anywhere?  She told me that she painted only for herself and a few special friends as a way to make people smile.  I thought what a great reason to share art. 

I then shook her hand, wished her well and went on my shopping way.  It was a short interaction, cost me very little, but made me smile along the way. 

Have you shared a tiny kindness that gave you a big reward lately? 

rak (321x209)

This week’s random act of kindness started with an observation.  I noticed a lady at my local grocery story that always looked so sad and forlorn.  I asked a couple of the cashiers about her and they told me her husband had recently passed and she was quite sad.  They told me that he would buy her a bunch of flowers on each of their shopping trips.  Now, they said, she just comes for her groceries. 

I handed them a $20 and said to buy as many bunches of flowers as that would cover.  They bought her three bunches and saw them scrounging some more money from the other cashiers.  They chipped in to buy her three more.  She was given the 6 bunches of flowers by the cashiers and she started to cry.  She told them that she had really been feeling all alone that day and the flowers were like her husband telling her all was going to be okay. 

She wiped her eyes and smiled a huge smile.  She told them with the exception of her wedding day and the birth of her kids this was the very best day!

It was for me, too!

Today, I was making some chicken salad for my lunch and decided to add some chopped almonds and grapes to it.  I just purchased a new knife and decided to use it to chop the almonds.  I had chopped several and it was going quite well until I felt that tell tale pain.  You know the one of the knife cutting skin!

I then looked down to see it starting to turn red.  It got really, really red.  I went into the bathroom to get a bandage for it.  I cleaned it and then bandaged it up.  I put the bandage on tight and went back to the chicken salad.  As I started to cut I saw much more red again!  I realized that I had placed the tightened bandage below the cut and was squeezing out the red stuff.  OMG!

Back to the bathroom I go to clean it again and then re-bandage it.  I put two on this time to be sure I had it covered.  One over top and one around.  Finally, I was good and no red was visible.  I then inspected the chicken salad that was in progress to see if I dropped any in it.  It was all clear. 

Out came a fresh knife, I cut up the grapes and when it was done it was perfection!  I had a chicken salad sandwich recently on raisin bread and it was so yummy, so I made my chicken salad on raisin bread, too!  It was yummy. 

After my ordeal with the knife, I remembered this classic skit from SNL…enjoy!  In case it does not embed properly, you can use the link above.

rak (321x209)

This week’s random act of kindness was to make a donation to the local food pantry.  They were having a donation event in the area and mentioned that $1= 5 meals, so I decided to spring for 250 meals. 

It felt good to help another and to supply that many meals.  We all have canned foods in our pantries that we will likely never, ever eat.  Why not clean out your pantry and donate it to your local food pantry.  Here at Feeding America, they have a listing of food pantries in all 50 states.  So check out your local one and then give those canned goods away. 

Let’s feed some hungry people!

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"What this world needs
is a new kind of army
- the army of the kind."
~Cleveland Amory

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