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Rules of Happiness #6 – Do Random Acts of Kindness – January 11 Devotions

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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 normally 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 new year, to better manage my time and be more productive. Meanwhile, do you regularly perform RAK?

 

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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!

Quick story from this proud mama about my youngest daughter (who is a mama herself to two adorable little girls): My daughter recently decided to start actively doing these random acts of kindness on a regular basis. Just before Christmas, she baked some special goodies and brought them to their local fire and police departments as a “thank you” for their services.

She had some extra goodies left over and called their local Kohl’s store, where she shops often, and where employees were working extended holiday hours. It was after 11pm, and when my daughter asked the manager about bringing goodies in, she welcomed her to bring them. When my daughter arrived, the manager hugged her and told her nobody had ever done something so kind and everybody working at the time thanked her, too.

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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!

 

 

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30 Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I do try to do as many random acts of kindness as possible. I love surprising people!

    11 . Jan . 2016
  2. Alice Gerard

    My random act of kindness is very little, mostly. When I go shopping, I always say, “It was a pleasure doing business with you” to the store clerks. That makes them happy because a lot of people don’t appreciate them. One day, a clerk at a pharmacy said, “You can come here any time you want to.” After a while, we had formed a friendship. She told me about her father, who had been a coal miner and who died of black lung disease. She told me also about growing up in Kentucky in coal mining country. If I had never said “It was a pleasure doing business with you,” I would have never heard this fascinating story.

    Sometimes, I give people afghans that I crochet. I am making one right now for a friend who has cancer. These afghans are called “comfortghans.” I belong to an email crochet group and I got the idea from this group. They sent me a comfortghan after my dad passed away three years ago. I still sleep with the comfortghan every night.

    11 . Jan . 2016
  3. Peggy

    Definitely letting go more and stressing less. The world works in mysterious ways.

    11 . Jan . 2016
  4. tara pittman

    I am mastering my Monday. I did everything that needed to be done.

    11 . Jan . 2016
  5. Ana De- Jesus

    I like to surprise people with kindness and helping them have a better day.x

    11 . Jan . 2016
  6. Martha

    I enjoy doing RAK, whether it be something small just to see a person smile and feel good or a larger act. I don’t have much, but it makes me feel so good knowing I can help someone when the least expect it.

    11 . Jan . 2016
  7. Kristi @HomesteadWishing

    I really need to get in the mindset of making time to do more random nice things for people. Thanks for the reminder!

    11 . Jan . 2016
  8. Elizabeth O.

    It’s always so fulfilling to do something good for a loved one, a friend, or a complete stranger! It’s something that I make sure I do, if not everyday then at least the soonest I get the chance to.

    11 . Jan . 2016
  9. Life as a Convert

    This is sometime myself (and my family) loves to do. We have been on the receiving end and it feels just as great.

    11 . Jan . 2016
  10. Heather

    I love doing random acts of kindness, it helps nurture the soul. Your daughter sounds amazing, and so do your quilts!

    11 . Jan . 2016
  11. Eileen Kelly

    My youngest is 11. She cam home from school today with a “token” which the kids can use towards a treat. I asked what she did to receive. My daughter said a girl in her class is not popular and needed a pencil and noone would give her one and my daughter gave her a pencil. The teacher gave her the token for kindness. it made my day because my daughter said it isn’t nice not to share. I love reading your posts. They are inspirational

    12 . Jan . 2016
  12. Mardene Carr

    Random acts of kindness is a very good one. The fact is we all can use random acts of kindness and one day we might also need that same random act of kindness from someone.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  13. Patrice M Foster

    Monday seems to be difficult time for most people. Enjoy reading your article. It’s not a mindset …..Random act of kindness is very good. Never knew and I have been there needed that kindness a strangers help.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  14. victoria

    I love the feeling of random kindness. i love helping others

    12 . Jan . 2016
  15. Susan Marot

    Such a lovely blog post. Thank you!

    12 . Jan . 2016
  16. Rachel Mouton

    Being kind to others is so important to our own happiness. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

    12 . Jan . 2016
  17. Lexie Lane

    Such a powerful post, I love the feeling by the act of kindness.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  18. Victoria Sconion

    Great post! Love these type of devotions for a reminder to be kind and happy.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  19. Claudette

    Great post and reminder about the role of kindness in our lives and world. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    12 . Jan . 2016
  20. michelle

    i think random acts of kindness are very important and i try to do them when i can as it helps make the world happier

    12 . Jan . 2016
  21. Jenn Peters

    I don’t often practice random acts of kindness, but I have done it before. Definitely should consider being more purposeful with it.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  22. Liz Mays

    I try to do RAKs every time I’m in public, but the opportunity doesn’t always present itself. It makes me feel good to be kind though.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  23. Ashley

    I love random acts of kindness! It seems like I’m so busy lately that I haven’t been around many people to do any RAK, however we did rescue a kitty cat a few weeks ago!

    12 . Jan . 2016
  24. Tandy Elisala

    Yes, I love practicing random acts of kindness. I like to do things for others; usually anonymously:-) I also appreciate when I am the recipient of kindness. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  25. OurFamilyWorld

    I try to do RAK every time I have a chance. It makes me feel great to help and surprise people.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  26. Beth@FrugalFroggie

    I am working on getting my house to run like a well oiled machine. It can be a lot of work.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  27. Tami

    This is actually harder than it sounds. Human nature gets in the way and wants credit. It’s definitely something I need to put some effort into.

    12 . Jan . 2016
  28. Teresa Bowen

    I try to do random acts of kindness in my daily life. Even little things like letting someone go in front of you at the supermarket queue can mean a lot to them but it’s not really an inconvenience to me.

    13 . Jan . 2016
  29. Michelle Westbrook

    I Love this series! Such a great idea to reflect on each chapter. I don’t do as many RAKs as I would like, but I am working to change that. I sometimes forget that small acts are just as impactful.

    13 . Jan . 2016
  30. Yonca

    Great post! Being positive and kind to people, makes me feel positive.

    14 . Jan . 2016

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