Monday, April 28, 2008

Random Acts of Kindness

I'm lucky to have a small group of friends who regularly give out RAOK's. Just last week I got an adorable card from my friend, Shanna, along with some scrapbooking goodies. There was no special occasion, Shanna just randomly decided to do something nice for me. Keeley and Shana have been known to do the same thing. And even though she might not admit it, Lena has definitely given me some much needed RAOK's like when she showed up at my house the night after the tree fell through with an "I hate trees" cake and some beer:) I always hear people say that they get a RAOK at a time when they really needed a pick me up.

I was telling Crafty Papa last night that we've been so negative and grumpy lately because of construction, we both should do something positive to make us and someone else feel better. So our mission this week is to practice random acts of kindness. I'm sending out a few items from my Etsy shop, some scrapbooking goodies, and more with the hope that receiving a little package might brighten someone's day.

If happen to get something from me and it isn't your taste, feel free to pass it on to someone else who will enjoy it. And look for an opportunity this week to do a RAOK for someone else. I promise it will make the recipient feel good but you'll feel even better.

10 comments:

Betsy said...

RAOK's rock! I love your fabric combinations. You have an amazing eye!!!

lena rushing said...

thatravdid you bump your head?

Anonymous said...

winstons27I think we're on the same page or something - I just got home from running a bunch of errands, one of which was mailing off an envelope to you! We've been feeling bad for you guys and your construction mess, so mom and I are sending you some treats. Be watching for envelopes from the both of us and HANG IN THERE! =)

heather_elaine27 said...

Sorry - that anonymous one is mine; it wouldn't let me log in for some reason.

Marie said...

I'm feeling inspired to do a RAOK myself-how sweet of you to do that and to share. Your friend Lena sounds like a friend I have...:)

Lori said...

You're awesome! And you reminded me that I need to do some RAOKs too! :)

tscrapper said...

thanks for reminding all of us--I need to send some RAOKs, too.

Traci

Shanna (aka sjl202) said...

You are so welcome! I send them out when I find stuff and can! Hope to send some more soon!

Anonymous said...

It's the 29th of April! Happy Blog Birthday, Kelci! You do a great job of chronicling your handy-crafting and updating us on all your wonderful new bags and goings on in your world;) Keep it comin'...
Natalie Stewart Graham

Amber said...

I love doing RAOK, I think it picks me up (as the giver) just as much if not more than the receiver. Thanks for the reminder & the "i hate trees" cake is hilarious!