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Doing a selfless thing

A friend I met through my online twin group is a fellow blogger. I read her blog daily as she deals with many of the same issues as I do on a daily basis; being at home full time, raising twin girls, dealing with special needs, etc. She posted on her blog recently that her aunt had fallen ill. She is battling breast cancer and she was asking for ideas for what to send to make her feel special and loved. The next day when I went on her blog she posted about how another fellow blogger had IN ONE DAY sewn a beautiful quilt for my friend's aunt. They only know each other online. I don't think they had ever met. But this woman felt called do something seemingly small but to me incredible. She stopped her life in her tracks to do something selfless for another person in need. How amazing is that?

This to me is like one of the glaring problems with our world. People are hesitant to put life on hold for a minute to do something kind and selfless. What would live be life if once a week we found something that we could do for someone else without being asked? Something small and unexpected. It could change lives. I just thought this random act of kindness needed to acknowledged. I am the first person to bitch and moan about what irks me but how often do we stop and praise someone for something that amazed us in a good way.

If you get a minute you can go to Momma B's blog and tell her how amazed you are too.


Jennifer 8:12 AM  

That is amazing! That is what I love about the online community. And the advice and support is just as precious as these real gifts.

I love the idea of random acts of kindness. I try to do them every day. My consistent one is delivering newspapers. I go to the gym reeeally early in the morning (before the girls awake) and when I get back , the newspapers for the building are left in my lobby (the delivery people won't deliver to the door). So I deliver the papers to everyone's door. It only takes about five minutes. The funny thing is some neighbors talk about how they are giving the delivery man a big tip, since he is bringing papers to their doors! Part of me want to tell them IT"S ME! But then I figure that somehow nullifies the RAOK.

But I agree with you: We all need to do more selfless things.

Jennifer 8:25 AM  

Yeah, might be time for password comments. I keep getting bizarre things too. Some in Japanese.

Kristen 10:21 AM  

Jennifer - That is awesome that you do that with the newspapers! What a cool idea. :D



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