Thought I'd share a few RAoK with you all.
First of which was way back on my birthday - this was a RAoK I received.
So.. it's my birthday and I expect a lot of attention, at least from those closest to me (boyfriend, mom, dad, etc.). After work Steve and I went out to dinner - we met at the restaurant, so we had to leave in our own cars. As I'm driving home I get a phone call, from some unknown number - lame, I usually don't like to answer those phone calls but... since it's my birthday... I obviously do.
It's a man named Ed (last name withheld for privacy) - this man has been a part of my life... for as long as I can remember. He has been a good friend of my dad's for years, he was in my parents wedding, and my dad has a ton of stories from before that time... so, life long friend. A great guy, actually. Since my parents have divorced, my mom keeps in good touch with him and when he is in town - we've been known to go out a time or two and enjoy a cocktail. You see, Ed travels to ... everywhere ... for his job. Different countries, states, continents! So when I get this call I'm thinking Ed is in town... turns out he's not. I ask where he is calling from and he tells me Bangladesh!!
He went out of his way ... in BANGLADESH to call and wish me a happy birthday! The conversation was short and when we hung up, I teared up. It was seriously the nicest thing anyone had ever done for me! A little gesture, but something that made my day!
The next is just a small little thing but it was one of those things that you just know made a difference.
I'm a huge believer in holding doors for people, it's no trouble for me and it's a pretty easy thing to do to be kind to a stranger. On Friday I was running some errands and decided to stop at the coffee shop for a latte - as I was walking out there was a chick coming in - still pretty far away from the door yet, so I stood there and held the door for her. She gave me one of those genuine "Thank You!"'s - where you could tell she was really thankful and surprised. I'm pretty sure I made her day a little better and I know I walked away feeling pretty darn good about it! Win-Win, if you ask me!
What have you done for a stranger today? What will you do today? What about tomorrow?
Did anyone do something kind for you over the weekend?!