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Monday, January 17, 2011


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?!


Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I love both of these stories Ang, they make me so happy!

I'm always big on holding open doors for other people - so easy to do and it's nice to make someone else's day.

Kristi said...

That is totally awesome!!!
I was also surprised by a nice RAoK yesterday.... I went to lunch with Rich and E and Rich snuck up to the front and paid for all of us before we even got a bill! It was a nice surprise, especially since I am BROKE!


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