February 26, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness Challenge Clarification

I wanted to clarify the Random Acts of Kindness Challenge that I have put forth.  As to giving away $25 in five dollar bills, the idea was to give money to anyone that you came across that you think would need it.  For example, at the grocery store you could pay for your groceries and give the checker a $5.00 bill to help pay for the groceries for the person behind you. 

I know of a special need in a family where the teenager doesn't get any spending money because her dad is unemployed.  I plan to put $5.00 in an envelope to give her - probably will just put it in their mailbox. 

I wasn't necessarily saying that you were to give money to people begging on the street, although that would be fine.  In my mind some Random Acts of Kindness are on the impulse - they aren't planned ahead of time.  You are simply presented with a need. 

I would love to hear what any of you are planning to do, be it giving out money or doing some sort of kindness for someone else.  I think this will be fun and uplifting.

4 comments:

judy said...

I think it is a wonderful thing, and so does my husband. In fact he gave away his first 5.00 last night to someone at his work who he knows is struggling. He simply put the 5.00 through the slots in the persons locker and went on his way.

Judy

Martha said...

@Judy:

That is wonderful Judy. I like how he put the money through the slot in this person's locker.

Maureen said...

Oops Martha sorry I got it so wrong, I,ll see what I can do....

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. I work as a cashier in a grocery store and I was able to see a random act of kindness in the past week. An elderly customer was $2.10 short to pay for her groceries. The man behind her gave me the money to pay for her groceries while she was looking in her purse for money. It was so unexpected and it made me realize that there are good people out there yet. This in turn made me want to do a random act of kindness for someone else.