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As promised, a RAK

August 12th, 2013 at 08:22 am

Last week I promised to do a Random Act of Kindness; a concept I like for making a small positive contribution in the world. So on Saturday I had to go to an ice skate shop far from my home to get my daughter's blades permanently mounted (the shop does a temporary mount which you use for a couple weeks to check the alignment. If all is good, they then add screws for the permanent mount). While I waited, I walked to a donut shop on the corner for a cup of coffee. It was busy! A couple minutes after me in line was a grouchy dad and two daughters (about ages 12 and 8). The dad was scolding his older one about being on the phone too long for some reason or another. I did not like the tone of his voice, and her face was very solemn. It was sad to see negative parenting.

I wanted to tell the dad to cherish these kids, to make him at least give instruction in a more positive way. Obviously I could not butt in verbally, so I decided to just pay for a donut secretly in advance for each of them.

I paid and left. A few storefronts down was a laundromat and I slipped inside waiting a couple minutes to see if the dad and girls came out. But I did not wait long and didn't see them.

I wasn't crazy about feeding these folks donuts (they were not exactly fitness types to start with), but the time and place was right for me doing something positive.

I just hope that my act at least jogged his direction for the day and made him think, 'If something bright happened to me by surprise, maybe I will do something bright myself'.

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4 Responses to “As promised, a RAK”

  1. laura Says:


    Love it! I was undercharged $5 on milk at Aldi's and used those funds to buy items for my parish's food pantry.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    You are so sweet!

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    I think it was your experience at the thrift last week, right CCF? You get a teeny tiny bit of credit for putting that bug in my head!

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    That was a very nice thing to do.

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