Day 4: Shoveling
February 29, 2012, 8:11 pm
Filed under: 40 days

Last night we got 2-3 inches of slushy snow that my dad would describe as “slopmickle”.  Normally shoveling is Doug’s job, but he’s been working longer hours, so I decided today’s RAOK would be shoveling.

I shoveled our walk as well as the neighbor’s.  Wow does shoveling suck.


Day 3: Care Package
February 29, 2012, 8:08 pm
Filed under: 40 days

As I was searching the web for RAOK ideas, I came across Adopt A US Soldier.  I signed up and was matched with Thomas, who is stationed in Afghanistan.  We have exchanged emails, and for today’s RAOK I put together a care package for him.


I wonder how long it takes a package to get to Afghanistan?

Day 2: Message Bands
February 29, 2012, 7:54 pm
Filed under: 40 days

For Day 2, I wanted to do something random and inexpensive.  I decided to do some rubber kindness, inspired by this post from kindness girl.

I left most of them in various places in WalMart (around the baby soap, in cosmetics) and gave a couple to friends.  I felt very sneaky.  I hope someone finds them and feels that the world is a little kinder.

Day #1: Blessing my pastor
February 26, 2012, 5:09 pm
Filed under: 40 days

Well today is the day…the 40 day countdown begins!  I have been preparing over the past few weeks but I feel totally unprepared.

I decided to start off with a RAOK that has been on my mind since the beginning.  The pastor of the church I attend lives in one side of the metro area, but our church is on the other side, so he does a ton of driving.  So I decided to surprise him with a gas gift card.

It’s a pretty small thing but I hope it helps him know how important he is.

While I was buying the gift card, I also stopped to talk to a little girl who was buying donuts with her dad.  She was wearing pink from head to toe and proudly showed me her two pairs of pink socks.  A RAOK of sorts, but I probably would have talked to her anyway. 🙂

Pass it on…
January 21, 2012, 8:28 am
Filed under: RAOK ideas

Ideas 21 through 30
January 18, 2012, 9:12 pm
Filed under: RAOK ideas

21.  Write/call the boss of someone who really helped me to let the boss know how great that employee is

22.  Take treats for students to the college down the street

23.  Scrape snow/ice off someone’s car

24.  Buy coffee for the person in line behind me at Starbucks

25.  Take treats to the teachers at Daughter #1’s school

26.  Take treats to the teachers at Daughter #2’s school

27.  Take treats to the teacher at Daughter #1’s former school

28.  Write a note of appreciation to our great neighborhood pharmacy

29.  Bring treats to work and leave them anonymously in the lunch room

30.  Invite our lonely neighbor over for dinner

Something for someone who can never repay you…
January 18, 2012, 8:47 pm
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Something for someone who can never repay you...