Friday, 12 February 2016
RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS CHALLENGE 2016
This year Manu is hosting the RAK Challenge following sterling work in previous years by the lovely Betsy at My Five Men (the greedy thing . . lol).
I am linking to Manu HERE where we can see other people participating.
The idea is to encourage spontaneous kindnesses and to make someone's day.
Well, my Grandson, Peter, made mine today and I do believe it was a genuine act of kindness on his part to his Grandpa. So this week the RAK was his to me.
We were having a bit of fun this morning playing hide and seek . . .
Now you see him . . .
Now you don't . . .
Later he spotted some dust in the bedroom and said, "Grandpa! . . clean, clean, hoover . . . now, get it, do it, me do it!"
I was so 'chuffed' to be motivated to do some cleaning by this little lad and we spent 3 hours thoroughly cleaning upstairs with a Spring Clean. He had a little feather duster and brush and was in his element helping Grandpa while I vacuumed.
At two he is just beginning to string words together to convey his intentions and he said, "I come again and more, more!" . . . lol . . . so we shall certainly amuse ourselves with this activity while I look after him twice a week.
I am so grateful to him because he has inspired me to continue over the coming weekend so I can get the house 'spick and span' again.
To be honest this is the first time I am really looking forward to doing it since my wife, Maria, died almost three years ago, when the stuffing was really knocked out of me.
So thank you Peter . . . you are a star.
We found his Daddy's remote controlled car which unfortunately no longer works but I have said I will buy him one. He proceeded to pretend to make an imaginary telephone call to his daddy to tell him the good news . . .
As for me, this afternoon I donated my 106th pint of blood so, although this was not exactly a random or spontaneous activity, I am pleased to be able to help someone again in this way and will continue to do so 4 times a year.
Click on this picture link to see fellow participants' RAK activities.