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Random Acts Of Kindness! December 5, 2012

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Ross and Frances Hamilton on their 50th Wedding Anniversary 2012

 

As some of you may know it was my parents 50th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago and I wanted to share a story with you.  We had a big party for them a week before their day due to the fact that their anniversary was on Thanksgiving weekend.  Dear family and friends were around to celebrate.  We even reinacted a photograph that was taken on their wedding day.  So on the actual day they decided they wanted to go out to a special dinner at a lovely local restaurant.  It was a special experience where the chef came out to chat with them to see how they were enjoying their meal.  And of course my parents ended up chatting with the lovely couple next to them.  My parents are like me and chat with whomever engages them.  You know the kind of people who say “Good morning!”  as they pass people during their morning.  Well… in this instance when my father went to pay the bill my parents found out that this amazing couple next to them had taken care of it, including the tip!!!!  When they told me this it literally brought tears to my eyes due to the unconditional kindness two strangers had shown my parents.

O.K…..So this got me thinking… How do you give back or express random acts of kindness (R.A.O.K)?  I’m a Huge fan of R.A.O.K!!  I do it as often as I think of it.  Whether it’s buying a meal for a homeless person, paying for the car behind me at the toll booth (yes I don’t have easy pass) or  Knitting for Hurricane Sandy relief…. Whatever it might be for you.  I also love the kind of kindness where it isn’t about you.  You give and let that be.  You don’t announce it to the world you just do it so that someone else feels loved!  When we give unconditionally your kindness to others reflects back on you.  By being kind to another you are being kind to yourself.  We live in a world that has a easier time looking at what’s not good… So why don’t we focus on what is Good.

 

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Ross and Frances Hamilton on their wedding day 1962

By being kind to another you are being kind to yourself and this reflects out on the world.  So let’s get together and start a R.A.O.K campaign! What will you be doing this week to give other!!  I invite you to share what you are doing!!

 

Lots of Love

~SHC

 

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3 Responses to “Random Acts Of Kindness!”

  1. Jo Ann Griffin Says:

    Hi Sarah, First of all, please extend our very best wishes to your mom and dad for me. Your mom and I became good friends at SHH and we would often socialize along with our husbands. We lost contact a few years back, but I never forgot her. From time to time I logged on to your site to follow your activities and to see if I could learn even a snippet of information about her. I did learn that they moved out of their wonderful byre. How great to know they had their 50th! Congratulations to them.
    Second of all, you are an inspiration! You, like your parents, are awesome.
    My husband and I strongly believe in RAOK, not just at this time of year, but all year round.
    Love your blog. JAG


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