November is a month that reminds us to give thanks for all the blessings we have. Sometimes it’s easy to feel down about the things we don’t have or the things in life that we don’t think are going our way. I’ve found that when I feel this way, it’s best to turn the focus away from myself and think about someone else. So, in the spirit of building a more grateful heart this month I’m going to perform 22 Random Acts of Kindness, one for each day leading up to and including Thanksgiving. They will be simple things that I hope will make someone else smile. If I don’t post a RAK each day, I will share a few at a time. This was inspired by my friend Kate, who did this for her birthday. I wrote about her RAKs here. Will you join me in showing thanks by participating in random acts of kindness? Share in the comments what you do for your random acts of kindness.

Day 3. Clothing donation to Goodwill. We dropped off bags of clothes that we don’t wear anymore, hoping that someone else will find them useful.

bag for selling

Day 4. I complimented the outfit of a total stranger in Target. I don’t normally strike up conversations with strangers. {You know, the whole introvert thing.} This girl’s outfit was really pretty and I saw her two or three times throughout the store before I made eye contact with her and said out loud what I was thinking: Your outfit is adorable! Since I wasn’t brave enough to ask if I could take a photo of her, I tried to recreate the outfit she was wearing here:

random acts of kindness cute outfit

Day 5. Blood donation. This is something that is truly giving a part of yourself. It’s a good thing to do every eight weeks. My goal is to be more consistent with my blood donations in 2013.

random acts of kindness donate blood

To see the Random Acts of Kindness from the other days, click here.

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8 Responses to Giving Thanks: Random Acts of Kindness {Days 3-5}

  1. Terrie says:

    A harmonous community with kindness as you. I will do something like that.

  2. I always love swinging by to say, “Hello from Whimsy Wednesday!” Thank you for partying with us!
    Kelly,
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  3. Elise says:

    What a lovely post. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  4. Christine says:

    You are WONDERFUL!!! When I go out shopping, I love to tell people how great they look… it makes them smile and it warms my heart :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening :)

    • Betsy says:

      Aw, thanks Christine. It feels good to give or get a sincere compliment. I’m going to try to do this more often! Glad you stopped by and thanks again for the link party!

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