Everybody knows that I love to complete very special random acts of kindness for very special people, and for this month I have chosen to give out my RAOK to some people that may seem invisible to others simply because they live out of sight – people in nursing homes. My grandma stayed in a nursing home for the last of her years and so that is another reason why I thought it would be nice to give out September’s random act to the citizens of a local nursing home. To keep my anonymity, I pre-decided to hand my gifts over to the nurse so that she could give them out to the people that she thought would love them most. Once I arrived at the nursing home, it felt a bit like a great big puzzle maze because there were different coloured buttons we had to press and massive doors we had to pull and push…to be honest it felt a bit like an intelligence test! Thankfully I passed!! When I finally walked through the last door, the reception nurse saw me and a big warm smile came to her face. I explained what I had made and why and she responded with a mix of appreciation and sorrow in her voice, telling me that some residents don’t get a lot of visitors and some residents don’t get any visitors at all, so they would appreciate my present even more! It made me feel indescribably happy that she knew exactly who might need them most.
My gifts included a mini easel each with thirteen handmade quote cards that could be changed daily. I also selected a hanging wicker heart for all of my gifts and a sentimental foam superhero to remind the recipients of their super brave hearts.
To learn more about the nine packages I made there is a really short video below that explains everything, but I will say that I added a hint of FZ by glitterising a couple of things in my gift. I also have a picture of my note that I wrote just under the video, so I hope you enjoy watching this little clip of photos of me making and delivering this month’s random act of kindness!
I always like to remind myself that:
“Making one person smile can change the world- maybe not the whole world, but their world.” ~Unknown
FZ out!! 🙂
I have been thinking about what my next RAOK could be lately. Then I thought, what about the park?! All sorts of kids go to the park, kids from poor families and kids from wealthy families. Kids that may face challenges, and kids that may not. The thing is you never know what type of life they are living and battles they are fighting.Sometimes tricky stuff can be invisible to strangers (for example, I have CRPS and sometimes people don’t know how tough my life can be at times). I believe that all my kindness gifts go to the right people every time, and I have seen it happen during every act of kindness I have completed in the past. In fact, I found a very special friend through one of my random acts, and she has become a really important lady to my heart. She was fighting a battle that I was not aware of at the time, and she hunted me down to let me know how appreciative she was and we have been good friends ever since.
My latest RAOK was fun to create as I went shopping at a dollar shop for playful activities that the kids could enjoy. I added a little hint of FZ by wrapping my presents in a ribbon that has an Eiffel Tower print (those who know me, know that I’m a little obsessed with the thought of Paris!). I carefully chose some popular parks and placed the gifts all wrapped in clear cellophane on benches and tables before having a quick swing and walking away. My heart felt full of joy and excitement, and although I didn’t witness the recipients faces, I could imagine massive smiles beaming!
I have included some photos below so take a peek if you would like! 😀
I am so so sorry I have missed a few random acts of kindness but it was definitely only because of illness. I am feeling a lot better now, so this post is about June’s RAOK. I have made a little movie that explains each step for creating the act of kindness I chose. I decided to print out my favourite quotes and pack them into a small box…but I won’t tell you too much because the movie says it all! Just remember, a random act can be big or small.
In the words of Ellen DeGeneres, “Be kind to one another!”
It is October now and as I promised that I would, I have completed another random act of kindness. I like to do smaller acts of kindness throughout each day, but I also carefully plan a more thoughtful random act of kindness each month.You only need to take a look at the Kindness Blog or The Daily Good to see how many beautiful people there are in this world. Their stories have inspired me to do even more good deeds. My mission is to bring as many bright smiles to my hometown and the whole world as I can.
If you want to find out what random act of kindness that I have created and delivered this month, please click on this short video (it has a groovy soundtrack too). I hope you enjoy it!