Thursday, 26 February 2015
RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS ADVENTURE 2015 Week 3
This is the third RAK week, hosted by Betsy at My Five Men.
I have had few opportunities this week for any RAK activity but fortunately I was able to do two last week, plus a little one this week.
During my Dial-a-Ride job on Monday afternoon, I noticed an elderly lady I was scheduled to pick up, not there from a bus stop near our local Post Office. This could have meant either someone else had picked her up and not let me know or she had decided earlier that morning she was staying at home and forgot to let the office know. We always get a little concerned when one of our passengers is missing because in a way we are responsible for them and we all care about their well-being and would hate to see them stranded somewhere. This uncertainty caused me to wonder and worry a little so I drove to her house and knocked on her door. She was surprised to see me and said she had decided not to go out that morning and had omitted to let the office know.
She seemed genuinely appreciative of my concern and I was rewarded with a cup of tea and a piece of cake, remarking I was one of her favourite drivers. There is nothing special about me I can assure you and I still do things which are wrong sometimes, which makes me sad ~ conversely a RAK to someone makes one feel glad.
I have been looking on-line for examples of RAKs and found some really good ones. However, I found a truly inspirational example on you tube, which I think captures the spirit of what this is all about. So I thought this week I would share it with you. This guy has a heart of gold, and she is truly deserving so it worked out well for both of them.
Of course not everyone can afford to give $500 and the amount does not really matter ~ it is the thought that counts and the kindness can be given in so many non monetary ways.
However, that $500 probably did not mean a great deal to that kind guy, but it meant so much for her.
Yes, the Lord is good, he really is, just as she said.
Now, did you all do a cartwheel after your RAK ? . . . lol
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