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DA_T_84
12-17-2012, 05:32 PM
If you are like me, and by that I mean "human," you were emotionally impacted by Friday's events. With all that emotion, and nothing to do with it, I am happy I came across this suggestion:

Inspired to act: #26Acts of Kindness to honor those lost in Newtown, Conn.
Newtown's heartbreak has a lot of us asking, "What can I do?" Thinking about this, Ann Curry took to Twitter and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 20 acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. She added, "I'm in. If you are, RT #20Acts." Read more: http://nbcnews.to/R2v7bV

I never do this type of stuff. That being said, watching that father talk on CNN on Saturday about his little girl was one of the most impactful things I've ever watched. I truly think that image will stay in my head for the rest of my life, and I don't even have kids yet. Outside of 9/11, I've never been so affected by a news story that, for all intents and purposes, had nothing to do with me.

So, as hokey as it is, I think I am going to do this. I am going to print out a small list of 26 names with a little check box next to each one. And over the coming weeks, I am going to try and make a good thing happen for someone else; be it letting them have my spot in line, buying someone's coffee, gas, or dinner, helping someone change a tire, etc....

I think I'll be provided with those opportunities if I open my eyes wide enough.

If you decide you want to participate, feel free to post your experiences in this thread over the next few weeks, months, or however long it takes you.

Take care, and have a wonderful holiday season.

*the picture below was taken from the article. It's just the kid's 20 names.

listopencil
12-17-2012, 05:36 PM
That is a great idea.

FRCDFED
12-18-2012, 10:38 AM
I'm in!

Dayze
12-18-2012, 11:06 AM
my wife and i used to pick up the check of a stranger when we'd go out to dinner. nothing too $$$ but like at Chilli's or Applebee's etc.
I'd like to start doing that again.

kepp
12-18-2012, 11:09 AM
I really like that idea.

Dayze
12-18-2012, 11:12 AM
it was nice; as we would walk outjust tell their server let us pay. so they wouldn't know who or why someone would do it etc.

Easy 6
12-18-2012, 11:15 AM
it was nice; as we would walk outjust tell their server let us pay. so they wouldn't know who or why someone would do it etc.

No, its far better to grandstand, let everyone know ITS ME, LOOK AT ME I DID IT!

:D

InChiefsHell
12-18-2012, 11:21 AM
it was nice; as we would walk outjust tell their server let us pay. so they wouldn't know who or why someone would do it etc.

But did you leave them your credit card? Or you just asked them who was about to get their bill?

Deberg_1990
12-18-2012, 11:22 AM
No, its far better to grandstand, let everyone know ITS ME, LOOK AT ME I DID IT!

:D

No, you wait till later and post about it on Facebook. Thats what Facebook is for.

Easy 6
12-18-2012, 11:24 AM
No, you wait till later and post about it on Facebook. Thats what Facebook is for.

Indeed

cosmo20002
12-18-2012, 11:27 AM
If you are like me, and by that I mean "human," you were emotionally impacted by Friday's events. With all that emotion, and nothing to do with it, I am happy I came across this suggestion:



I never do this type of stuff. That being said, watching that father talk on CNN on Saturday about his little girl was one of the most impactful things I've ever watched. I truly think that image will stay in my head for the rest of my life, and I don't even have kids yet. Outside of 9/11, I've never been so affected by a news story that, for all intents and purposes, had nothing to do with me.

So, as hokey as it is, I think I am going to do this. I am going to print out a small list of 26 names with a little check box next to each one. And over the coming weeks, I am going to try and make a good thing happen for someone else; be it letting them have my spot in line, buying someone's coffee, gas, or dinner, helping someone change a tire, etc....

I think I'll be provided with those opportunities if I open my eyes wide enough.

If you decide you want to participate, feel free to post your experiences in this thread over the next few weeks, months, or however long it takes you.

Take care, and have a wonderful holiday season.



Would giving away my Chiefs-Colts tickets be considered a kind act or cruel?

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-18-2012, 11:31 AM
Great idea Dante. Btw I could use $100 bucks...

:D

Dayze
12-18-2012, 11:33 AM
But did you leave them your credit card? Or you just asked them who was about to get their bill?

when we'd leave, we'd just have them close out what they had on their ticket; so if they got anything else after we left.....well, fuck them.

:D

The Rick
12-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Link:

https://www.facebook.com/26acts

DA_T_84
12-18-2012, 12:03 PM
Okay, so first one down. I was way out of my comfort zone, but I suppose that's sometimes when the best things happen.

Got lunch at Whole Foods, and paid by card. I did $10 cash back, and told the cashier to use it on the next person in line. It was awkward at first, because I was kind of being shy, and because he didn't initially understand what was going on. But he finally got it and was like "wow, thats cool" as I walked off.

Not grand-standing by any means, but I think this will get easier as it goes on.

I thought it would be good to post the deeds in here so people can use as a resource for their own deeds. Lord knows I'll need help coming up with 26.

Dr. Facebook Fever
12-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Okay, so first one down. I was way out of my comfort zone, but I suppose that's sometimes when the best things happen.

Got lunch at Whole Foods, and paid by card. I did $10 cash back, and told the cashier to use it on the next person in line. It was awkward at first, because I was kind of being shy, and because he didn't initially understand what was going on. But he finally got it and was like "wow, thats cool" as I walked off.Not grand-standing by any means, but I think this will get easier as it goes on.

I thought it would be good to post the deeds in here so people can use as a resource for their own deeds. Lord knows I'll need help coming up with 26.

That's very cool!

PhillyChiefFan
12-18-2012, 12:14 PM
my wife and i used to pick up the check of a stranger when we'd go out to dinner. nothing too $$$ but like at Chilli's or Applebee's etc.
I'd like to start doing that again.

I think about doing that a lot. My wife and I aren't in a great spot financially right now, but when we are well off I intend to do this for young couples with kids randomly.

A friend of mine has his kids quietly pick out people in a restaurant and then they pay for their meal. Great message for kids about random acts of kindness.