RJ Kindness Challenge - What Will You Do?

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    Jan 21, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    Seems like the 'Random Acts of Kindness' movement has kind of fallen by the wayside and all we hear about these days is what's going wrong in this world. Here's my challenge: Do something nice for someone every day without getting anything in return.

    It can be simple...letting somone cut in line, helping an elderly person, giving a friend a ride, etc. Anything that makes someone else feel good or helps them out in a way they didn't expect. Do this every day and see what good things come back to you as a result...

    My act of kindness for the day: I helped a neighbor carry her groceries up three flights of stairs.
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    Jan 22, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    No takers?
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    Jan 22, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    I held the door open for two people at the Post Office today. icon_smile.gif
    It was a slow kindness day.
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    Jan 22, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    I held the door open for someone at the gym... oh oh and I smiled at someone today.

    These days, smiling is practically an act of kindness haha.

    HMMM this one time I helped carry this girls groceries to her car, but I felt awkward because she probably think I was going to mug her or something haha...

    being kind is hard :'(

    jk...kinda
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    Jan 22, 2010 2:34 AM GMT
    scftnsguy saidNo takers?

    Not really... I prefer random acts of nastiness. icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 22, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
    OK…OK

    I’ll pledge that when his alarm goes off , and he hits the snooze for the 5th time I won’ push him out of bed.

    Does that count?
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    Jan 22, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    no, it hasn't fallen by the wayside, but the thing is, people don't complain about the nice people doing things for them, they complain about the other people not doing nice things for them, so that's all you ever hear about.
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    Jan 22, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    Ran into an old friend who was having a rough day, so I took him to lunch and helped him vent/work through it.
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    Jan 22, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    scftnsguy saidSeems like the 'Random Acts of Kindness' movement has kind of fallen by the wayside and all we hear about these days is what's going wrong in this world. Here's my challenge: Do something nice for someone every day without getting anything in return.

    It can be simple...letting somone cut in line, helping an elderly person, giving a friend a ride, etc. Anything that makes someone else feel good or helps them out in a way they didn't expect. Do this every day and see what good things come back to you as a result...

    My act of kindness for the day: I helped a neighbor carry her groceries up three flights of stairs.



    As for me I think I need a break from all the acts of kindness
    I do everyday, and for once I wish the people I am kind to
    be more appreciative and kind to me!!


    ♥ Leandro ♥
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    Jan 22, 2010 5:41 AM GMT
    My friend thanked me for taking care of her 8 ferrets, 4 cats, 2 aquariums and 1 unhousebroken dog for 3 days, despite my notorious fear of ferrets.

    I told her it's only because she was in a bind and I love her but she had better never, ever, fucking expect me to go through that again.icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 22, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    hahaha, which means she'll ask you again next month. :p

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    what kind thing did i do today.. hmm, well, i filled my car, bought xc skiing gloves, some grocery , so, yeah, i was kind to the economy.
    It sorely needs kindness.
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    Jan 22, 2010 6:51 AM GMT
    Let's see... I gave a visitor to our fair city directions yesterday... and they were the correct ones.

    I almost always let people out of the elevator or through the gym turnstile before me... but then I cut in front (with a polite "darf ich?") if they spend more than 30 seconds fumbling around looking for their membership card.

    A newer friend here wanted an Abercrombie & Fitch cap (judgment withheld) from eBay which only shipped within the U.S. (and more incredibly to me, could only be ordered within the U.S.), so I had my dearest friend in Chicago order it and send it to me. He refused to charge me anything for it, so I gave it to the guy here for free as well. He felt very uncomfortable (that's the sort of thing you only do for very close friends over here), but quickly recovered his composure and handled it graciously.

    And last night at square dance class (one word, and I'll seriously go nuclear on your asses! icon_mad.gif), I made sure to put my hands out quickly and clearly, so the newbies could more easily understand what move was next.

    quota met. check.
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    Jan 22, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    There was a three car accident right in front of me yesterday, so I pulled into the parking lot and stopped to see if everyone was okay.
    When I made sure they were, I pulled away laughing "Tee-Hee............fuckin tailgaiters......"icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 22, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    LOL there are some twisted minds here in RJ land...

    My act of kindness today was buying coffee and a treat for a co-worker...
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    Jan 22, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    I bought 5 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to help out my niece, then donated them to the homeless so I wouldn't eat them....well, okay, I kept one box of the Samoas for me icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 22, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    I will not call the member Southbeach1500 an idiot or a fucktard for the rest of the week!
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    Jan 22, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    Where to start......(not bragging...just in my nature to do these)


    Daily: Place the newspaper inside the stormdoor for the 99 y.o. lady next door.
    Let people cross traffic lane if I'm at the head of the lane when light goes green.
    Hold the door open for the next person, or allow them to go thru first.

    Try to do daily: Not get upset at the grannies who insist on doing 12.5 MPH on the 4 lane at rush hour traffic while they have had all god*&^ day long to get to the beauty parlor; remind self that I'll be old soon. (Shut up, Jprichva! LOL)


    As needed: Shovel the same widow walks & steps. The same with the other widow across street. Mow her grass, too. Rake her leaves. Clean her gutters.

    Say "excuse me" and mean it when I block someone's way at the store/post office/mall.
    DO NOT cuss out the Fat-Ass Woman with the 4 screaming brats who insist on blocking the shopping aisle while they chat on the phone or with the other F.A.W.



    So...for all my efforts....when I'm roasting hot-dogs in Hell, they will give me extra relish! LOL

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    Jan 22, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
    drypin said

    (one word, and I'll seriously go nuclear on your asses! icon_mad.gif),


    Ohhh, sounds kinky!

    "One word!"icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 22, 2010 4:59 PM GMT
    I'll make a bomb dinner for some friends, and offer to babysit for some other friends icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 22, 2010 5:07 PM GMT
    I'm going to restrain myself from crop dusting the train on the way to work.
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    Jan 22, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    I do this all the time, but if I tell anyone about it it doesn't count as a random act of kindness.
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    Jan 22, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
    MadeNUSA saidI will not call the member Southbeach1500 an idiot or a fucktard for the rest of the week!


    Don't get carried away.
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    Jan 22, 2010 5:28 PM GMT
    Reminds me of that bumper sticker:

    Forget World Peace;
    Envision Using Your Turn Signal


    ...the RJ version could be:

    Forget Random Acts;
    Envision Thanking Someone for a Hot Listing
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    Jan 22, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    Huh. Here all this time I thought it was

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    Jan 22, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    I try each day to do something nice for someone - mostly my students, friends or customers. icon_smile.gif