Wednesday, May 22, 2013

$100 Random Acts of Kindness #Giveaway! (WW) Ends: 6.11.13

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is super excited to bring you this amazing $100 Amazon Giveaway to help kick off Rayven from Stay a Stay at Home Mom's 34th Birthday and her Random Acts of Kindness initiative. I feel so good when I'm able to do random acts of kindness throughout my day. I see people who really need help or directions and I just so happen to be in the right place at the right time. You never go wrong when you give of yourself to help another person. 

Have you ever done something nice for someone else, just because? Has someone else ever done something nice for you? It doesn't have to be a big thing; letting someone who is in a hurry cut in line, or bringing an elderly neighbor flowers. Just something, random, that brings a smile to someone else's face. That's what the RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Giveaway is all about. 

RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Giveaway

Rayven's ROAK Challenge for You
I am challenging everyone to take a moment this year, on your own birthdays, to find a way to bring a little joy to someone else. Here is a list of "34" things I have done this year to brighten someone else's day. I'd love to hear yours as well.
1. Help Someone Move 
2. Pay the Toll for the Guy Behind You 
3. Pay Double the Cost for a Field Trip to Help Another Student 
4. Pick Up Trash at a Park or the Beach 
5. Thank a Police Officer 
6. Bring a Small Gift to a Shut-In at Christmas 
7. Stop to Help Someone on the Side of the Road 
8. Smile at Everyone You Meet 
9. Leave a Comment on a Blog You Enjoy 
10. Donate to the Salvation Army or Goodwill 
11. Compliment a Stranger (Nice shoes!) 
12. Forgive Someone 
13. Offer to Babysit for a Friend 
14. Practice the Golden Rule 
15. Rescue an Animal 
16. Volunteer 
17. Be an Organ Donor 
18. Be Happy for Someone Else's Accomplishments 
19. Invite Someone Alone to Thanksgiving Dinner 
20. Introduce Yourself to All Your Neighbors 
21. Make an Old Fashioned Thank You Card 
22. Buy Candy from a Child's Fundraiser 
23. Pick Up the Tab at Lunch 
24. Donate (and Volunteer) to Your Food Bank 
25. Donate Your Car or RV (I've done both) 
26. Listen 
27. Help Someone Find Something (I helped a woman find her diamond rings last month) 
28. Donate Blood 
29. Call a Manager About a Good Employee 
30. Leave a Basket of Food/Paper Products (anonymously) at the Door of Someone who is Unemployed 
31. Let Someone Cut in Line 
32. Take a Moment to Talk to a Child 
33. Buy Supplies for a Teacher 
This last one is the most important. Don't just talk about doing something, actually go out and do it. There were five frog sitting on a log; four decided to jump off. How many were left? Five. There is a big difference between deciding and doing. Do it. I wrote this list before the tragedy of Moore, Oklahoma, but it posts just after the tornado. Take action. Donate money to the RedCross if you have it. Donate toiletries to a drop off center if you are a couponer and have a stash. Or, if you are far from Oklahoma, but just want to feel like you are doing something, donate blood. Do something. There is an old episode of Friends where Phoebe and Joey have a contest to determine if there really is such a thing as an "unselfish act". Phoebe's argument is that when you give of yourself to make someone else happy, you feel good, therefore it is selfish. And she has a point. So for my birthday, I'm going to be selfish, just for me :)
The Giveaway
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Giveaway Details:
  • One (1) winner will receive a $100 Gift Code
  • Giveaway runs May 22 - June 11
  • Open Worldwide
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  • Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for prize shipment and was not compensated for this post
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  1. Sent a "thinking of you" card to my sister, who's going through a hard time.

  2. helping my neighbor who is in need with four kids.

  3. probably tonight, as I made dinner and cleaned the house. I don't normally do that, as I am sick with Lyme Disease, but my husband had a conference out of town and wouldn't be able to do that.

    Julie B.

  4. offer security officer a cup of coffee.

  5. Delivered lost package.

  6. contributed to children's party may 27