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Rule of Happiness #6 – Do Random Acts of Kindness – July 18 Inspiration

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It’s another Monday! Are you having success in mastering YOUR Monday? So far, so good, or at least much better than Mondays often go here. I’m trying to be mindful of my time, since time management has been one of my lifelong struggles. It’s one of my many goals for this year, to better manage my time and be more productive. Meanwhile, do you regularly perform RAK?

rules-happiness

So far we have covered five of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness:

In case you have missed any, here they are:

Rule #1: Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Rule #2: Be Grateful

Rule #3: Say Yes More

Rule # 4: Follow Your Bliss

Rule #5: Learn to Let Go

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Now here’s Monday’s rule of happiness

Rule #6 – Do Random Acts of Kindness (RAK!)

 

“The more we give, the more we receive.

 

A Random Act of Kindness, or RAK, is a small act of kindness that you grant to someone else in the world – for absolutely no reason whatsoever, without expecting anything in return.

 

Just throw a little extra kindness out to the world – and watch how you find greater happiness starting to flood back into your own life.”  –Karl Moore

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

-– Dalai Lama

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My reflections:

This is another rule I love and can easily follow–and have seen the positive results!  There is so much evil and bad news in the world today; kindness and compassion are indeed greatly needed, and greatly appreciated!

 

It also goes along with the “Golden Rule” to do unto others as you would want them to do for you. Sometimes even small gestures mean a lot to people. For instance, when I notice people in service industries (cashiers, waiters/waitresses, and others) who actually pleasantly serve customers – rather than just put in their time, or worse, be dismissive or  rude – I thank them and let them know how much I appreciate their service. At other times, when customers are rude to them and they still manage to be polite, I likewise let them know they did a great job staying professional. They always appreciate the kind words and the fact someone noticed! 🙂

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you regularly practice random acts of kindness?

Have you been a recipient of the same? How does it make you feel?

Random CUTENESS!
   Random CUTENESS (two of our rescued fur babies).

 

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40 Comments

  1. Haralee

    Your random act of cuteness is just too too cute! I try to demonstrate some kindness randomly.

    18 . Jul . 2016
  2. The Savvy Age

    Excellent reminder :), nice to give and nice to receive.

    18 . Jul . 2016
  3. Amy Jones

    Starting my monday with a lot of determination! Btw I love your cats! the one on the left looks almost exactly as my fur baby

    18 . Jul . 2016
  4. Renee

    I love the message in this! With the way things are getting we all need a little kindness every now and again. I try to do something every day – no matter how small. You never know when you will do something that will change another’s life for the better. I think THAT is the reward in doing kindness to others. To see someone happy. What a great message. Thank you for sharing this.

    18 . Jul . 2016
  5. Lesly T. Federici

    Oh yes… even the simplest acts are many times the most meaningful … I work in a hospital and there are people cleaning the rooms with their carts.. staff usually ignores them, but I always go out of my way to tell them what a great job they’re doing … and you should see the smiles on their face… it’s so simple .. and a loving thing to do to show appreciation …

    18 . Jul . 2016
  6. Wendy

    These are all such great reminders. I love random acts of kindness.

    18 . Jul . 2016
  7. Claudette P. Esterine

    Another great reminder Karen! Everything lies in appreciation, doesn’t it? 🙂

    18 . Jul . 2016
  8. Cindy

    Great message! And it is fun to ‘disarm’ others with a RAK. 😉

    18 . Jul . 2016
  9. Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor

    small gestures can be seen as acts of kindness, sometimes you just have to notice someone, when at checkouts I always make the effort to use the checkout operatives name and always get a great response

    19 . Jul . 2016
  10. Elizabeth O.

    There’s nothing else that the world needs more right now than kindness. A single act can change a person’s day. I think it’s important to do at least one random act of kindness each day, because it influences people to do the same!

    19 . Jul . 2016
  11. Honey Lansdowne

    Random acts of kindness rock. Especially the ones that you do and no one knows about but you have done something good 🙂

    19 . Jul . 2016
  12. Melanie Smith

    The best way to start a week is reading something like this. Everyone should do random acts of kindness, it is so nice.

    19 . Jul . 2016
  13. Ana De- Jesus

    I always participate in random acts of kindness, I think it is a nice thing to do.

    19 . Jul . 2016
  14. Donnah Morgan

    Loved the post, random acts of kindness don’t have to be big, I try to do several a day…they don’t cost much usually and mean so much to the recipient who may just pass it on. Dx

    19 . Jul . 2016
  15. Jasmine Eclipse

    I love this post! Random acts of kindness are so important and they do wonders for people!

    19 . Jul . 2016
  16. tp keane

    Random acts of kindness will result in far more than just your own happiness. Even just making the effort to talk to a person who seems painfully shy can be the difference between life and death for them.

    19 . Jul . 2016
  17. Carol Cassara

    That’s a very beautiful message right there. Simple acts of kindness, it’s rewarding and it’s fulfilling! I love that you included this in the rules of happiness because nothing makes anyone smile, no matter how bad their day is, than a simple act of kindness towards them.

    19 . Jul . 2016
  18. Bodynsoil

    I’m learning new things each week with your rules of happiness. I think now, with all that is going on in the world, acts of kindness are of utmost importance. We need to act individually to build up confidence in our community and nation.

    19 . Jul . 2016
  19. LIz Mays

    Sometimes when a person is grumpy out in public, I’ll go the extra mile to be kind because I don’t know what kind of day they’re having or what’s going on in their life to cause the crankiness. Maybe my little kindness can help.

    19 . Jul . 2016
  20. ron leyba

    Random act of kindness is what makes the world a better place to live in. Great inspirational post!

    19 . Jul . 2016
  21. Kathy

    I have always loved the idea of saying yes more often. I think things could go so much better if you said yes to a lot more things. Great post!

    19 . Jul . 2016
  22. angie

    Random Acts of kindness leave all feeling happy and good inside.

    19 . Jul . 2016
  23. Nicole Escat

    I like the idea of giving, it is really great to give than to receive. I believe that if we become givers, we will have a better place to live with.

    19 . Jul . 2016
  24. Echo

    I love RAOK! I actually wrote a post about 5 RAOK that you can do everyday!

    19 . Jul . 2016
  25. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I should do more random acts of kindness. I have gotten so busy meeting up with deadlines and running a household that I forget to practice ROK. I would start with thanking the grocery store cashier and bagger boy tomorrow. A little compliment and appreciation of their hard work can really make their day.

    20 . Jul . 2016
  26. victoria

    This is a great idea, I love giving to others than to receive.

    20 . Jul . 2016
  27. Alicia

    This is such a great idea. Giving is a blessing more than just receiving especially with kids.

    20 . Jul . 2016
  28. Robin Rue

    Random acts of kindness are what makes the world a better place. It should not be as angry and cold as it is out there these days.

    20 . Jul . 2016
  29. Christine Tatum

    My Monday, obviously was a little hectic – since it is Wednesday and I am just seeing this post. Ha. Random acts of kindness – shouldn’t be random. Daily kindness is how we should all be living!

    20 . Jul . 2016
  30. Tita in Wandergrounds

    These are really simple happiness rules that most of us tend to forget. It’s nice to see inspirational posts that reminds us that choosing happiness for yourself comes in small and sometimes at no cost at all.

    20 . Jul . 2016
  31. Azlin Bloor

    Another lovely post! I think more people should certainly make an effort to be more kind and randomly.

    20 . Jul . 2016
  32. Lisa Rios

    Doing random acts of kindness is always going to be great as it gives a special feeling to your heart that you are able to show some kindness to someone else who might need your love & care so badly. Life is all about giving & getting!

    20 . Jul . 2016
  33. Enricoh Alfonzo

    we rise by lifting others. Yes Yes Yes! i love the random acts of kindness rule. I’ve always been a big believer in helping others get what they want automatically gets me what I want. My mom is the one who first taught me the true power and awesomeness in giving back selflessly without any thought of a return.

    20 . Jul . 2016
  34. Dawn McAlexander

    I have performed random acts of kindness in the past and it always made me feel better. I have probably had them performed for me but, honestly, I only remember the ones that I have performed.

    20 . Jul . 2016
  35. Glenda

    It feels great doing things for others. I love the feeling I get inside when I help my friends and family!

    20 . Jul . 2016
  36. Life as a Convert

    I think serving is the way I speak love. I love serving others, and part of that is random acts of kindness. I like that my whole family enjoys it. Recently we baked a lot of goodies for our local police station.

    23 . Jul . 2016
  37. Ashley

    Great reminder! My one gift in life has always been helping people. I really enjoy doing for others. It’s kind of why I became a SAHM I think.

    24 . Jul . 2016
  38. Mhaan A

    I think the simplest RAK I have done is by not thinking bad to somebody even I wanted to.

    24 . Jul . 2016
  39. Fan R @TeddyOutReady

    I think the world needs more Random Acts of Kindness, even small ones. You feel empowered when give and ask nothing. People sometimes need only few supportive words or a smile to feel better.

    24 . Jul . 2016
  40. Berlin

    My Monday started pretty nice with my boys at home as they dont have school. They helped me with some household chores and we ended the day with a sumptuous meal.

    26 . Jul . 2016

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