Saturday, February 14, 2015

Random Acts of Kindness

Betsy, at My Five Men, has challenged her readers to four Fridays, which we will perform Random Acts of Kindness. I am coming late to the party, because I just discovered her blog today when an email popped up in my inbox from Tanna, at The Brickstreet Bungalow. However, I love R.A.K and do try to practice it regularly. Realizing if you are planning the acts they aren't really all that random, I sat and tried to think of the ways I might have been kind this past week without too much preparation.  At first I thought, "Oh Dear, haven't I been kind to anyone?!"  but then realized, I was kind to several people and randomly at that.

  • I asked my mom if she'd like me to take her to the nursing home to visit her brother who suffers from Alzheimer's, of course she said she would like that, so we went. 

Seeing them together is always bittersweet.

  • At the Alzheimer's skilled nursing home I took the time to talk to a beautiful woman who seemed happy that I had arrived, even though I wasn't there to visit her, she thought I was, so I went along with it until she moved on to something else.  Talking with her, made me very happy too!

  • Yesterday, the actual day of the 1st week R.A.K challenge, I had just gotten home from a busy day and my mom asked if I had had a chance to get to the library. We are expecting snow today and she had no more books to read. I had forgotten, but with a smile, I picked up her bag, turned around and off to the library I went. I  came back with a bag full of wonderful stories to keep her busy all week! She was happy and it made my heart smile.

Thank you, Betsy for the challenge and for reminding me that nice matters!


  1. Hi Nonna! I'm so glad you came over and joined the fun! And your RAKs are just wonderful. I love that you made the trip to the nursing home...especially that you were kind to the woman that thought you were there for her. Aw. That one was especially sweet! And the library trip when you just got home and we're tired......totally selfless...perfect!

    Some RAKs are very spontaneous and some do take some planning...I guess they are more random for the recipient that way way. Thanks so much for joining in! Your post is a great inspiration and I can't wait to hear what you do this week!

  2. Loved reading about your kindness, Nonna.
    Betsy is truly inspirational running this show and God willing she will help to make us all better people.
    I enjoyed reading your RAK . . . :)

  3. A wonderful RAK post, Rose. You are a sweet angel!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna


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