Random Act of Kindness : A simple fuss free way to make the world a better place

by Paris B on · 33 comments

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First off, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

It is after all the day to express your love for someone and I love all of you, so there! icon smile Random Act of Kindness : A simple fuss free way to make the world a better place

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Since its the day for feeling warm and fuzzy, I have a little story here about a random act of kindness I received last week. If you have received a random act of kindness recently, I’d love for you to share so we can all be warm and fuzzy together icon biggrin Random Act of Kindness : A simple fuss free way to make the world a better place

Last week, while I was having dinner, there was a promotion at a nearby store where if you took a flyer to the store, you would be entitled to a lucky draw. The lucky draw gifts were quite cute. I ended up drawing an adorable set of sushi erasers.

An elderly Japanese man sitting next to me dining by himself, went to try his luck and ended up with a foldable bag. It was really cute and bright orange and folded up into an orange pouch. He looked bemused for a moment, then slid it over to me and said “Here, for you!”

I was taken aback, but had just enough presence of mind to say thank you. He just smiled, finished up his food and left. The bag came in handy later that evening when I picked up a couple of groceries and his random act of kindness left me with a smile on my face, and a light heart after a tiring work day icon smile Random Act of Kindness : A simple fuss free way to make the world a better place

I’m now looking to pass on this random act of kindness. What goes around comes around, and a small gesture can make someone very happy, lift their spirits and just make them feel so good, they pass it on. And that would make the world a much better place to live in, won’t it? icon smile Random Act of Kindness : A simple fuss free way to make the world a better place

Have you had a random act of kindness done for you recently? Care to share? It felt good didn’t it? icon biggrin Random Act of Kindness : A simple fuss free way to make the world a better place

Paris B

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LeGeeque February 14, 2012 at 8:38 am

Awww… Love you long time too! xxx

That was a very sweet thing the elderly man did. I suppose the one random thing some stranger did for me was run to the elevator ahead of me, kept the door open while I struggled with my packages :) Was very sweet of him
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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:09 am

I bless anyone who holds the door open for me. I’ve actually had people allow the door to shut in my face! That’s rude and they get my “blessing” too :P

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Lisa February 14, 2012 at 8:39 am

This little story makes my day despite I’m not the one getting that cute little orange bag. Thanks for sharing. It makes the world seems much brighter instantly…an act of kindness. And a happy valentines day to you and everyone reading this.

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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

I hope something nice happened to you after reading this :) Its always so heartwarming to know that not everyone out there is selfish and awful. Restores your faith in mankind LOL!

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peach_ February 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

That’s very sweet of the man! Kindness is free to give and worth so much more! Funny, I have those sushi erasers as well. They’re from when I was in elementary school O_O when I used to collect erasers in cute shapes. I still keep them all. Happy Valentine’s Day, Paris!

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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:12 am

I like this “Kindness is free to give” It is indeed and people should realise that it doesn’t make them poorer either! The sushi erasers are so adorable! They are from Japan and I feel like biting into them :P I hope you had a lovely V-day Peach, earthquake notwithstanding! I guess the earth moved for you < - bad bad i Know >.<

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xin
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February 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

it must be because of our hairstyle ;)
erm yesterday a colleague was giving out her engagement souvenir to some colls on the floor, i have not even seen her before but i guess out of good will she gave me one coz she gave one to the coll in front of me. i was touched! bless the girl with a blissful marriage :)
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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:13 am

Haha that he thought I may be Japanese? :P I think your colleague is sweet!

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Tine
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February 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

That’s lovely of the gentleman. We don’t see much random acts of kindness nowadays. I haven’t had any yet since I’m home, but this serves as a reminder for me to do my part whenever I’m out :)

I’ll be your Valentine today :D *hugs*
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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

*hugs* Tine! I hope you had a lovely day, and indeed, we don’t see a lot of random kind acts done anymore and so when it does happen, it blows me away :D Go forth and spread your kindness :)

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mrsdjones
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February 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

I love today’s topic. Random act of kindness is what we should do often. Being kind to strangers can make you feel better too. What you give, you’ll get back in return.
Anyway,
Happy Valentine’s day Paris! May your life filled with happiness always!

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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

Thanks and I hope you have a lovely happy life too! :D

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Jyoan February 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

=) That was heartwarming indeed!

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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

It was! Have you had anything nice happen lately?

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Juan
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February 14, 2012 at 10:26 am

Well, i got around RM40 voucher after a purchase in robinsons and since i was rushing and the deadline to the voucher was 3 more days, i passed it to a woman whom i overheard was buying skincare for her mom (i overheard it when i was at that counter). She was shocked when i passed it to her and told her i’ve already spent so much. So there.
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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

Oh wow! The lady must have thought her fairy godmother dropped by :D I sometimes forget about these vouchers with short deadlines. Next time I’ll do what you did :)

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beetrice
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February 14, 2012 at 10:27 am

aww that’s sweet!

I’m reminded of a lot of random kindnesses, but the most recent one was a colleague who went out and got me an aloe vera honey tea drink because I was having a hard day (and because I don’t drink bubble tea). made my day a lot cheerier after that ^.^v

gonna try and pass that kindness on. Happy Valentine’s Day PB! :)
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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

Your colleague was sweet to realise you don’t drink bubble tea and get you something that you do drink! Tells you she knows you better than you thought ;) Yay for random kind acts!

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electronicfly
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February 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

The bag’s so cute! I think most everyone does a RAOK if not daily, then weekly. That funny face to make the baby stop crying, giving your seat to someone else, giving a colleague a pat on the back, pass on the love people!

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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

Indeed! We all have lots of love to give… and its free, costs us nothing and doesn’t make us poorer. I don’t make funny faces at babies though. I never know how >.<

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AnT February 14, 2012 at 11:14 am

LOL I saw this cute bag at Shojikiya, the Gardens yesterday! :D

Yes indeed. What goes around comes around! :D

Happy Valentine’s Day to you too dearie Paris! ;)

xoxo

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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

Spot on AnT! :D I hope you had a lovely V-day yesterday!

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AnT February 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Thanks dearie Paris :D

Yes indeed. Had a lovely V-day with lots of cholesterol laden foods :P

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Issa February 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

Happy Valentine’s Day PB! Awww, the elderly man is so sweet. I haven’t received any recently but this reminded me to spread some kindness to make someone’s day :) thanks for this post :)

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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

Glad for the reminder! ;) I hope you had a lovely day Issa :D

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lemon February 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm

love u 2, happy V day!
Yup whats comes around, goes around, so be kind and smile always…..
my act of kindness, will be giving out ang pows…burnt a big hole but giving is a joyous act, so makes ones happy…..;-D

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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:19 am

I’m sure you made LOTS of people happy with the ang pows :D I hope you had a lovely V-day too!

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Rane February 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Nice one! Happy Valentines to you and all of your readers! ^ ^

Not sure would this count, sometimes I would pass some vouchers(no purchase needed type that I got from events or workshop) to random ppl(e.g. a shop sales girl).

I bought the sushi eraser at Tokyo Tsujiki market last year, if not mistaken it was 1000 JPY for 3 sets. I kept them in my wardrobe because they are too cute to use…. :)
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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:20 am

I think that’s nice of you to pass on vouchers. Sometimes I get vouchers or coupons that I can’t use and if I know someone else will enjoy it better, off it goes to them :) The erasers are adorable but like you I don’t think I’d ever be able to bring myself to use it.

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BunBunMakeupTips
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February 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm

That orange bag looks really cute! Happy V day!
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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

Happy Vday to you too! I hope it was a lovely one.

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Jue February 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I remembered one time feeling tired after a long day at school and a stranger in the elevator asked me if I was okay.

I was touched by the concern and until today I still cannot reciprocate the same kindness. It takes guts to ask someone you don’t know if they’re okay.

I missed the southern gentility where people say good morning and held the door for you.

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Paris B
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February 15, 2012 at 11:24 am

I loved this story Jue! You are right. Its very hard to ask this of a total stranger because you just never know how they may respond or if they may think you are being too nosy. The thing we don’t realise is that it could just make their day to know someone noticed and cared enough to ask.

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