I challenge you

Krista - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Okay, so it's not a debate.

So, I've been doing a lot of thinking about the website Gives me Hope and I figured I'd put a challenge to you all. I'm also going to challenge people in other groups as well.

I challenge you to commit just one random act of kindness. I'd like to start a movement on this site.

Perhaps if enough people find this worthwhile, I'll start a group for it.

It would be great if you could post about your kindness here.

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Emma - posted on 04/26/2010

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I bought stuff i don't really need from a guy selling door to door, he was selling his things to buy a birthday present for his daughter and point blank would not take money without giving me something for it, so i now have an old CD and a book in a language i cant read...lol but he had to take R100 as that's all i had. so hopefully he got a nice present for his kid. and did not have to sell anything else

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Gillian that most certainly counts! It's a true act of kindness when you help someone that has hurt you in the past. Go you!

Esther - posted on 04/20/2010

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I just gave a duffel bag full of clothes to one of Lucas' former daycare teachers (she quit when she became pregnant but her sister still works there). She had a little boy almost exactly a year after I gave birth to Lucas and she's struggling financially so I have passed on a lot of Lucas' clothes to her.

Lady - posted on 04/20/2010

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Don't know if this counts but I'll post it any way - I used to look after two children on occasion but their mum wasn't exactly considerate, she brought her kids over when they were ill without telling me and made my children very sick, she was always swapping days on me or dropping me at a moments notice and then found an au pair to the job for even cheaper than me - I didn't charge her much at all - and didn't even tell me, I only found out because her youngest goes to the same nursery as one of mine and I saw the au pair dropping her off. The mum never phoned me or tried to contact me even though our oldest sons are friends too. Anyway I saw her at the nursery today (I've seen her once since she got her au pair and we smiled and said hi no apology or explination was given) and asked her how her easter break was - she started crying and telling me her husband her and were breaking up and he's been violent and refusing to leave their house, her au pair has left because she has witnessed him comming at the mum with a knife and can't deal with it. I hugged her and told her I would help her anyway I could, I'd take the kids any time she wanted and if she needed to get away she could come to us or if she just wanted to talk I'd be there for her. I was quite annoyed by the way she treated me before but when I heard she was having such a hard time it didn't seem to matter anymore. If she needs help I'll give it to her no question.

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Can I post what someone did for me?

The other day I stopped into the grocery store for one item. All the checkout lines were long. The man in front of me, with a buggy full of groceries, told me I could go ahead of him. It was so very nice and made me smile all day. =)



We had a garage sale this past weekend. We gave away several items to little kids. One pre-teen girl was looking at a purse I had marked for $2. She didn't quite have enough and I was just going to take what she had, but I got busy with another customer. She left while I was checking someone else out. My husband grabbed the purse and chased her down the street with it to give to her...lol.

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