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Q: Random Acts of Kindness ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Random Acts of Kindness
Category: Relationships and Society > Relationships
Asked by: dtnl42-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 10 Feb 2005 00:48 PST
Expires: 12 Mar 2005 00:48 PST
Question ID: 472185
What can we do each day to help each other - either openly or secretly
- helping ourselves, those whose lives we touch and total strangers.
Examples of actions we can do and access to case studies or sources /
sites please

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 10 Feb 2005 03:33 PST

Instead of case studies, would personal stories be ok as a replacement?


Clarification of Question by dtnl42-ga on 10 Feb 2005 04:19 PST
Yes that would be great - thank you
Subject: Re: Random Acts of Kindness
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 10 Feb 2005 05:01 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for another question.

Here are some sites providing stories and/or examples of random acts of kindness.

Acts of

Help Others 

Kind Acts (Examples) 

Random Acts of Kindness Home Page

Random Acts of Kindness Stories 

Angels Camp (Examples)

Miss Foundation

?Random Acts of Kindness? (Single Article)

Acts of Kindness Stories

True Tales of Random Acts of Kindness

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Subject: Re: Random Acts of Kindness
From: cannypal-ga on 10 Feb 2005 02:26 PST
Personally, the best way to help each other is by creating a change in
yourself, by adopting a moral or ethical code of conduct that includes
the concept of kindness and generousity. Of course, by parading the
fact that you have a moral/ethical code can sometimes put into
question how moral/ethical the code is.
The idea of kindness to others is something that has been around since
the beginning of organised religion. The obvious example would be
Christianity, but many other religions would express the same ideals.
By actively attempts to commit Random Acts of Kindness, one could fall
into the habit if helping others. Some believe this will be rewarded
in the afterlife, or rewarded by a random act of kindness in return in
the short-term (Karma).
By the way, the second week of Febuary is Random Acts of Kindness
Week? I suspect you knew this already though.
"Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty", coined by
Anne Herbert is a well known phrase in this respect.

For case examples, perhaps you would be best referring to the acts of
humanity expressed during World War 2. Helping the Jews escape Europe,
at risk of death, was a brave and perhaps "ultimate" act of kindness.

Would be a case to reference perhaps?
Subject: Re: Random Acts of Kindness
From: lrulrick-ga on 10 Feb 2005 10:39 PST
My thoughts are that the some of the best things we can do to help
others is to teach kindness to others.

There was a "preacher" who used to walk the streets of Lima Ohio every
day and he had done so for over 50 years, for years he walked miles
into town to do this despite the weather. Always standing on the
corners telling of God's love. In the middle of winter he would be
downtown smiling and waving at the people going by. One day while
skipping school outside a little deli, I watched a business man order
a sub. He took it over and gave it to the preacher. The preacher
despite being poor and elderly and most likely hungry himself, 
thanked the man but as he walked away , the preacher handed it to an
homeless man, telling him "God bless you". Its been ten years and the
old preacher pasted away a few years ago. But I remember that day. And
the lesson I learned.
Subject: Re: Random Acts of Kindness
From: frequenttraveller-ga on 19 Mar 2005 05:23 PST
Loved the sub story - its one to brighten the day. Thanks for sharing!

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