Monday, February 5, 2007


If you happen to read my blog (rather unlikely, but possible as I do have a few comments), you can see that I'm not a great blogger by any stretch. But when I was looking at the challenges at digiscrapshak, I found this one for a blogging entry on being RAK'd. I remember the first time I even heard the term Random Act of Kindness. I read an article probably 15+ years ago about "Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty" and was so touched by it that I photocopied it and gave it to friends and family. Now the term is common, but I still love it.

I had a friend treat me to a RAK recently. She's one of those people who always brings a smile to my face. She thinks of others before herself, but is also a joy to be around because she doesn't seem put upon for it. My DH and I were having company over for dinner. It was people I didn't really know (the wife works with my DH--I'd met her but not her DH or baby), which made me more anxious about it than I would normally have been. That same day, there was a baby shower for my SIL, which I obviously couldn't skip out on. So even though my house wasn't as tidy as I wanted, I went to the shower. As I was leaving a little early, I mentioned to my friend why I had to go. 20 minutes after I got home, she called to tell me that she was on her way over to help me finish cleaning. She showed up, grabbed a broom and set to work. We had a great time visiting while we worked and I felt so loved by her sweet act of service. She makes me want to be a better person. What better kind of friend or RAK is there?