Paying it forward week #5

Thoughtful Thursday, Random Act of Kindness, Paying it forwardHello and welcome to another Thoughtful Thursday.

Last week I raised the question of whether re-gifting/reusing/recycling counts as a kindness. Is ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ worthy of the title ‘random act of kindness’.  The response was that ‘yes’ these little tokens do count.

But a friend raised another question in response “What is a RANDOM act of kindness, as opposed to an act of kindness?” and that got me thinking.

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So my instant thought was random was unexpected – but who goes around expecting an act of kindness?

So I looked up the dictionary definition of random (thanks Google)

“odd, unusual, or unexpected.”

And I get where the thought is coming from, but I no longer want my acts of kindness to be odd or unusual – it is a part of who I am.  Therefore I will stick with paying it forward or acts of kindness.

Plus I got some new ideas 🙂

This week I was able to deliver my next Facebook: Paying it forward gift.  I wrapped it up and delivered a box of Raw Pre-workout.  I only used it a couple of times, but I prefer to use coffee as a pre-workout.  The recipient is a bit of a gym-buff so I hoped he would appreciate it.  I guess it’s the thought that counts *worried face*

My other act of kindness linked back to my previous bread baking.  I tried out a new gluten free bread recipe, and passed a few of the bread rolls on to the same friends as last time, alongside a hand written note and recipe for the friend’s mother-in-law who eats gluten free.  I can’t say it was the best bread, but she was touched by the effort (so I’m told 🙂 )

Finally, a colleague was struggling under a heavy workload. I offered to help, but it was one of those “I haven’t time to digest what you need to do for me” moments. So I just filled her water bottle for her.  Sometimes it’s the smallest things which make a big difference.  I think this was my favourite act of kindness this week.

What have you been up to this week? How have you been ‘paying it forward’?

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One thought on “Paying it forward week #5

  1. […] guess that’s where RANDOM acts of kindness come in – you just do it randomly, when the mood takes you, or you see someone in need.  Not […]

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