Monday, September 30, 2013

31 Random Acts of Kindness

Welcome to Almond Place!! 

This is my 3rd year jumping on The Nester's 31 days challenge. I was seriously thinking of forgetting it this year because although I've been thinking about it for a couple of months, I had serious writer's block about a topic.  

This idea literally popped into my head this morning in the shower.  I had been tossing around the idea of gratitude (a popular topic) or the idea of being uber thrifty for the month...when this seemed to merge both of those together...let me explain...

Over the past couple of years, we have committed ourselves to both living without credit and paying off any debt we have. It's so easy to be lazy with the latter and so this year we decided to kick it up a notch. We are very fortunate to be in the situation we are in and while we might be making a few sacrifices that others would consider crazy, we find ourselves tremendously blessed and abundantly provided for.  We are thankful for our jobs and our family and we have everything we need. 

So this month, I've decided to be more intentional in passing those blessings onto others by way of 31 days of Random Acts of Kindess.  Some of the RAOKs will be to strangers, others to friends both here and away and others of course to our families, all of whom live very far away.  My budget doesn't allow for me to spend a ton of $ but my hope is that I can brighten someone's day without needing to give them a giant wad of cash ;-) (although don't get me wrong, if I could, I would!!)

Each day, I'll provide the prompt for the next RAOK and leave my thoughts/story from the previous one. I also will likely double a few of them just because they are fun. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears!

So tomorrow, here's the goal:

Coffee to a stranger

Have a great month and be sure to leave a comment if you do a RAOK or are the recipient of one!

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  1. I Love RAOK...can't wait to follow you on your 31 Day journey

  2. I'm in! And I'll be following your stories too. Thanks for the inspiration!