Saturday, February 16, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness Blog Hop




 

Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway Hop.


February 17th to 24th


February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day


Read for Your Future & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer have sponsored this blog hop in celebration. I'm showing some kindness to those who stop by the Cotton Patch by offering up a chance to win a book of their choosing from either the Book Depository, Amazon, or a Kindle book in the amount of $15. This is an international giveaway and as always its not mandatory that you follow my blog to win but your kindness is always appreciated.







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136 comments:

  1. Both, actually... I love doing random acts of kindness and it seems I receive some as well :)

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  2. I always do it for myself. I reward myself something when I did a successful job.

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  3. I do both, there`s this meme RAK @BookSoulmates blog, where you can sign up and add your top wishlist books, then you just watch what others want too in the list and give them the books. I give as well as receive :)

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  4. both! i always do random acts! im very kind and giving!!

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  5. A random stranger paid for my gas a few weeks ago. That was really nice!

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  6. Both. I try to always do Random Acts, if I'm capable of it.
    A stranger gave me a some money for a ticket, because it turns out I left my wallet at home & I only had half the amount in my pocket.
    I helped a elderly stranger cross the road. (Cliche, but true).

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  7. People are constantly holding doors open for me on my college campus. That's nice.

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  8. At my game today for Scholastic Bowl, my team kindly warned the other team that their reader (of questions) was a bit grumpy and had a short temper and to watch out. :D

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  9. I am always kind.... and try and do good things for people everyday

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  10. Yes, a friend gave a lift the other day to run errands all day . I'm so very thankful for her! :D

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  11. I've done one myself yesterday. The poor man from the nesstand (he is really poor =/) never wants to accept my tips... what did I do? (and they are ilk cents! I asked him if a candie he would accept. He said "this I do"! <3 with twinkling eyes. Bought him a donnut we call Dream here in Brazil and he devoured it and found it so delicious and we were talking and it made me feel so good to see him happy <333 delightful! <333

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  12. The most recent random act of kindness i've experienced was about a month ago. I was in a Chick-Fil-A drive thru and the car in front of me bought my meal. I was so happy to find that there are still selfless people in the world! Since my meal was paid for, I paid it forward and bought the meal of the car behind mine, even though it was $10 more than mine! I still felt really good doing it!

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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  13. Yesterday, when I just wanted a certain piece of cookie from my friend and she gave me a whole bag of it :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Yesterday I take pictures for my friends on a seminar, I ended have no photo from those event ;p

    thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. both, i participate in the RAK by booksoulmates and i've given more than i received but still i appreciate each act of kindness i've received. i will continue working on mine today

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  16. I've send a book to someone I didn't know for RAK at Booksoulmates. It felt good. :)

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I try to help when and where I can. I have received some back.

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  18. We usually do things for other people. This past year has been really bad for our family and if our neighbors hadn't been so kind, my son wouldn't have had much of a Christmas. I'm not going into all they did, but he will never know how close he came to Santa not being able to visit our house.

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  19. My mother-in-law is an expert on Random Acts of Kindness. She is truly a giving person. Most recently we invited her to a potluck at our church and she brought enough food to bring so that we didn't need to make anything else!

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  20. I like to leave little toys (for the children) or books at the park. I like to think someone will be happy to find them :D

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  21. I had to pick my hubby up a while back from his military training. We went out to eat at my fav Outback. When the waiter came to bring us our check, he told us some gentleman had paid for our dinners and said we were free to go. It was the nicest thing anyone has ever done and I will never forget it.

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  22. Yes! Just Friday someone before me in line paid for my coffee so I paid it forward!

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  23. I help my 94 year old neighbor with her yard work. I also visit with her because I know she gets lonely so we have tea together.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. I try to be nice every chance I got (not always easy) and yesterday my fiancee offer me a present, so sweet! Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  25. I often give my sit at the bus to old people. And people are often kind to me as well!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  26. Both actually I participate in the meme as well (RAK) by Book Soulmates , I try and do it every month if I can. If I can't afford to give those are the months I don't participate. It's such a fun meme and the best part is the reaction from the people that have been sent a book or two.

    Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman

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  27. I had the car in front of me at McDonalds pay for my order a while back

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  28. I have worked almost a month straight, 7 days a week, and since I had this weekend off finally, my husband let me sleep in and did all the laundry and cleaned house for me.

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  29. My boyfriend's sister took me to dinner and to see Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 last night. She knew I wanted to see it and couldn't wait until March 2nd and just called randomly to ask me to have a girl's night! It was so much fun! Thank you for the amazing giveaway and the chance to win!

    melissargolden@yahoo.com

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  30. I try to do RAK as much as I can, but my husband really is the RAK King! He is so sweet and considerate to strangers it is one of his best qualities! =)

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  31. Someone gave me a free ticket to a show I was in line for...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. As bad as this sounds I don't think I can think of anything. I'm not saying that it never happens just none recently.

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  33. I've probably had both done recently, but I can't really remember.

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  34. Someone paid for my drink when I was in the drive thru very nice wont ever forget it .

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  35. I just helped out at my twins' school for their Valentine's Day party:) I always try to do random acts of kindness when the opportunity comes up.

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  36. Thank you for the giveaway! I try to do the #26Acts still.

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  37. I try to be nice everyday. I guess I don't even think about it, I let people who have less than I do, go in front of me in line, I always smile at people, if someone is a dollar or two short, I give them the money. I was raised to be that way, I just wish everyone was and I hope that someone I was nice to pays it forward.

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  38. My boyfriend randomly bought me Sly Cooper 4 today - it was so sweet!

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  39. Yes, especially with my family and friends. :)

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  40. My parents always show RAKs towards me, so I try as much as I can to do the same for them. :)

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  41. I think one of the best acts of kindness is to see someone. Really see them. Sometimes I get frustrated with people, but if I allow myself to see them, their problems, their lives, their perspective, I'm able to be what they need. A shoulder to cry on, a sounding wall, even a temporary (verbal) punching bag at times. To be that person without judgement or retaliation is a wonderful act of kindness.

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  42. I bought my sister a pair of sandals that I knew you'd want :)

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  43. When I was about a week away from giving birth to my daughter, I went to Target to get last minute things (more diapers, wipes, cotton, ect..) While I was checking out a woman handed me a $100 bill and told me she wanted to wish me and my baby a happy and healthy life. It was so touching I couldn't help but cry. I tried to give the money back to her but she wouldn't take it. Since then I try to pay it forward.

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  44. I do random act of kindness at least once a day. Like tying the shoelace of my niece, assisting someone in climbing the stairs. Those simple things really brings a sense of achievement to me.

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  45. my bff gave me book that i really want to have...

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  46. I held a door open for someone

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  47. I did :) I sent a box of about 70 books to my old high school :)

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  48. Gave someone a hand with something, small things :)

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  49. On the 15th, a woman on the bus had bought a bunch of all-day passes and was giving them out to everyone who got on. :)

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  50. My mother bought me a new book shelf because mine was over flowing ^^ I'm so happy, and she is lovely.

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  51. I took my neighbor grocery shopping, her daugher was unable to do it.

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  52. A friend of mine has always known that I love eating lollipops, so every chance he sees me he buys me one saying for old time's sake. He is such a sweetheart and I'm grateful to have such a great friend.

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  53. I like doing RAK's, and am on the receiving end sometimes too. Not long ago my daughter and I took my grandkids to the local zoo and someone gave us a free pass they didn't need.

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  54. On mother's day I made my mom brownies :)

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  55. Both : )
    Someone helped me get my luggage onto the bus yesterday.
    And I helped a person with a physical disability prepare their package at the post office last week.

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  56. Both! I´ve been paying my sister´s school.

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  57. I haven't received any.. Well actually every giveaway I enter is a random act of kindness in my opinion.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  58. Holding the door open for people when we get back to the dorms. :) I love that most students are very kind when they do that.

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  59. Just today I was at the convience store and the person ahead of me was short the amount she needed to pay for gas and I just gave her the money she needed.

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  60. Yes, actually I have. I have done two RAK’s for two bloggers. I just surprised them each with a gift card. And I totally loved it‼ So I'm going to do more of them. It makes me feel good to give back to all you bloggers that work so hard on your blogs to give us your amazing reviews, up to date news on new books that are coming out. I actually really enjoyed doing this and I am going to try my hardest to do this every month. Thank you for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

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  61. The other day someone gave me the change for my coffee when I couldn't find the proper coins in my bag. It was really nice of them.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. Today labs were really hectic but someone still tried to help me when I didn't understand it. Thank you. :)

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  63. I blew both the engine and tranny on my car a couple weeks ago. My son's friends have been taking me to run errands and giving him a ride to and from school while we work on getting another one.

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  64. Someone opened the door for me at a store. Chivalry isn't dead!

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  65. Someone pushed the button to my floor in the elevator this morning :)
    Um, I don't think I've done any RAK lately *blushing

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  66. I'm going to host a giveaway for my blog's followers

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  67. I seen lots of people give away their school books for free. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. I let people go in front of me all of the time at stores. I've moved my neighbors trash can for them.

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  69. Give my friends gift to celebrate her birthday :)

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I won a giveaway recently; )

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  71. Gave my friend encouragement and gifts to help her through a rough time! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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  72. Giving up my seat so a few middle aged ladies could sit together instead of having to split up.

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  73. Thanks for the giveaway! I always try to do kind things and be kind to others.
    -Cali W.

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  74. Of course. :) I have been both the recipient and giver, and continue to be as charitable as possible, I'm involved in several non profits and do what I can to help them, and individuals.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  75. i have done various types of RAOK and i just get a kick out of it!

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  76. I am always looking for ways to help others! Recently we gave away our leather futon to someone that needed something to sleep on. It feels amazing helping others!

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  77. I'm always trying to help others out. I babysat my nephew for free today when my brother was called into work.

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  78. My niece came over after my husband had his last chemo treatment and left him some brownies and a balloon...so sweet

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  79. Yep- I try to do random acts of kindness as often as possible :)

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  80. I let a old lady sit down in my seat on the bus

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  81. I opened the door for someone.

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  82. hmmm.... I think I'm doing any random act--without thinking..:)

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  83. Yesterday a guy stopped on a busy street so I could pull in to the Dunkin Donuts, that was nice of him!

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  84. i let someone borrow my phone at the bus stop the other day, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  85. We through a big surprise party for my mom at my house. This is a big deal since I really don't get along with my mom!

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  86. I try to be nice as much as possible... But I don't think anything remarkable has happened lately...

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  87. I've bought some kitchen stuff for my mom, so that she didn't have to spend her own money.

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  88. Thanks for this giveaway!. Once it was raining heavily here and I was walking towards the bus stand because rain or not, I had to go to work. But at one point I reached a place where there was too much water and I knew even in my high heels, it will be higher than my ankles. I was searching around to find a way around when a total stranger came towards me and dragged some bricks into my way. It was just 4 bricks placed at equal distances from each other, like a path!. I was so shocked. He didn’t wait around to be thanked. Just walked away!. I quickly crossed using the bricks and reached the bus stand.

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  89. I made my friends a load of cupcakes :)

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  90. I'm always taking care of my loved ones :)

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  91. My neighbor is super sweet and he let my husband borrow a couple of shows on blu-ray to watch. He also helped me fix my computer.

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  92. i take care of my grandmother, i really like it!
    thanks!

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  93. I just came from an all-expense paid trip by a friend. He is such a great friend! :)

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  94. The other day at the bus stop I was having trouble with my umbrella and it started raining like crazy, so this sweet old man ran to me with his own umbrella and keep me under it until I could open mine. :)

    Thank you ^^

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  95. I gave my seat on the bus to old lady when there's no seat left.

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  96. Well, I don't know. I have never count any kindness that I made. I mean, when I gave my seat to a pregnant lady on the bus last week, is that count as a kindness? Well, I think it was a must, not just as a kindness.

    Thanks for this giveaway :)

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  97. Once again I was mistaken as an employee of the store. The lady was looking for a particular book and I helped her pick out one. :)

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  98. I pick up my aunt to let her use my internet and do her laundry here :)

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  99. I was in the drive thru last week and when I got to the window to pay they told me the car in front had paid for us! Nicest thing I have had happen in a long time.

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  100. I helped my friend's mom with her assignment for a computer seminar. :)

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  101. A lady knocked over a display in the grocery store and I helped chase down the items to put back on the shelf. I know how it feels, so I thought I'd help. :)

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  102. Someone offered to pick up my daughter and baby-sit for me when my husband went out of town without me having to ask them. So sweet to have friends who want to help out.

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  103. Both! I try to make kindness just a way of life. Doing nice things for others makes me happy, too!

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  104. For me it's about the little things :) holding doors, helping someone who looks lost, giving money to those on the street when i can.
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  105. Recently a random customer at work (I'm a cashier) gave me a wonderful compliment. It made my day!

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  106. Yep! I visited a girl in the hospital and made her smile. :)

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  107. Mine would be donating time and money to NGOs!

    Thanks!

    raffle name: Nikki O

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  108. I work in a place where I do random acts of kindness every day!

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  109. Both! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  110. I always try do RAK, even if it's only a little things.

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  111. Recently, at Sam's Club, I was having a hard time getting a heavy item down from a high shelf. Another customer retrieved the item for me and placed it in my cart.

    I've also done RAK's for others in the past. I'm grateful for any kindness and try to pay it forward.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  112. I went to take a test at my college and the administrator helped me to calm down and was full of encouragement and was just really really nice. It gives me hope in this world when random people are just kind to strangers.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  113. Recently my mom bought some juice for me that she knew I liked. In doing kindness I played with my dog today when he looked bored.

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  114. I gave money to the busker outside the metro the other day.

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  115. Someone at the vet today helped my husband with the door and with our huge cat, to get him in the building. abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  116. I try to do RAK as often as possible. Today someone told me I was appreciated and that meant so much :) Thank you for your generosity.

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  117. I drove my sister to school early every day this week

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  118. coreybrennan26@hotmail.com
    Our grocery store has these stamps that you collect to get knives and scissors and stuff - anyway, the person ahead of me gave me theirs. nice. Just today.

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  119. I've done some myself.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  120. Yep! Someone gave me a free book, no giveaway or any hidden motive :)

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  121. Helped a lady at the library today (I don't work there just know it well)
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  122. hem.. I try to do mo charity from now on

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  123. I give away some tickets (for a show for children) to a family.

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  124. I try to do things for other people when I can and I have had people do things for me as well. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  125. I opened and held the door today for a man with an armload of bags, and when traveling, if I see one person taking a picture of another, I ask if they would like one together. They always say yes, thank you! Can't think of anyone doing a RAK for me lately.
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

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  126. I've had both recently. Normally, I walk through my suburbs to pick up groceries, but it's winter, so it's cold, slick, and slippery. I was weighed down with totes full of groceries, and I had nice elderly woman offer me a ride back home. That made my day.

    Also, I was out shopping (at a local grocer about three blocks away) when I saw a lemon poppy-seed creme cake. I know that this is my mom's favorite store-bought dessert, so I purchased that and a box of her favorite tea. She was delighted when I returned home with them!

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  127. Both! Whenever my neighbor is coming home from the grocery store I rush out to help her. Several people I didn't know gave me some boxes they no longer had a need for and it made moving into our new apartment so much easier!

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  128. Getting random surprises in the mail from my honey:)

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  129. I gave a girl my school books last semester so she wouldn't have to buy them herself and someone else loaned me books
    Lorayne Gothard
    Lgothard@comcast.net

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  130. I do chores for my mom that she is not expecting.
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  131. i gave some baby stuff to a friend that i won. she was totally surprised.

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