Sunday, May 5, 2013

::RAKS Challenge::

RAKS = Random Acts of Kindness

Recently, I posted about doing a RAKS Challenge. Click on the highlighted link for the blog post: Random Acts of Kindness blog post
Every month, I will do at least one nice thing for somebody else, and I hope you will join the challenge as well. If you want to participate in this fun, inspiring blog experience please read the details below.

Here's the deal:

-If you would like to participate, I challenge you to do a Random Act of Kindness for a family member, a friend, or even better--a stranger.

-Post about what you did and your experience on the blog. If you made an item and took a photo, please email me so I can share it on the blog!

-My goal is to do a RAKS by the 14th of every month (easy for me to remember because Valentine's Day is the of love. So it reminds me to do something out of love on the 14th of every month). So please share your RAKS stories by the 14th of every month on my blog!

-All stories or photos you share may end up on a future blog post!

-Every RAKS item I give will also include a tag with my blog site info and email so the stranger can leave input about their experience for us.  Feel free to include my info or your blog info so they can share their thoughts. This is optional for you, but would really be a great addition to your experience.

*I had a blogger say that they love to do things anonymously.  Normally, I would do this anonymously but love the idea of sharing both sides of the story with my readers. There has never been a time when I didn't hear a sweet story about a RAKS that someone did without feeling inspired. That's the reason for doing this:  To feel inspired. To love others. To live a life of purpose. To make someone's day.

If you are going to take on this challenge, please comment below that you are taking the plunge! 


  1. I truly think you are amazing for suggesting the RAKS Challenge. Everyone talks about wanting to change the world & this is exactly how we can do so in a small way! Paying it forward is so easy too!

    In fact, I am joining your challenge! The company we get our cat food from accidentally shipped us 2 bags instead of 1. The customer service rep said we could just keep it. Instead of doing that, we're donating it to a local animal shelter!

    This comment was supposed to be a simple one, required by Crazy Huge Giveaways for their current 100+ vendor giveaway, & yet it turned into so much more! I think there's a reason for everything & I'm thrilled to have stumbled upon this blog / post! Thank you so much for being an inspiration!

    1. Your comment just gave me goosebumps. When I started my blog about a month or two ago, I wanted it to be a place to focus on positive stuff but also be real. Makes me so happy even if one person is inspired by what I blog about. Thanks for putting a smile on my face tonight! Love reading my followers' comments :)

  2. Hi It just came across your blog today. When I saw this post I decided to respond with my RAKS which happened earlier this month. While shopping in Walmart and checking out my items the cashier was commenting on how hot she was to several of her co-workers and asking for water or tea. None of them asked her did she want them get her anything. When she had completed my order as my niece was with me I had her go to the McDonalds located in the store and get a tea. When my niece returned with the tea I excused myself and handed the tea to the cashier and told her to have a nice. She thanked me and said she didn't realized I was even listening to her conversations with her co-workers.