Wednesday, 14 March 2012

thinking of others

Well it's been a little while since I updated, it's been crazy busy for me but that doesn't mean the good deeds have stopped!!

I have been doing my best to try and put myself in other peoples shoes.. Thinking of their feelings before my own. Treating them as I wish to be treated. I've been putting forth a really good effort to be a better driver.. You know, to those people who like to swerve over and cut ahead one car (usually i wouldn't let them in!) stuff like that. I've been doing a pretty good job too!! :)

Some other good deeds done have been...

last week we had a pretty windy day on the day we put out our trash bins. When I went outside to get mine I saw that my neighbours bin was in the middle of the street a few doors down. I went and got it and put it on his porch :)

One night on our family walk we found a pair of glasses on the sidewalk. They were in really good condition and didn't look like they had been there long. So Chris took them to the house in front of the spot where the glasses were found. A lady answered and said that the glasses weren't hers, but that she thought they belonged to the fellow next door. She said he worked evening shift and wasn't home, but offered to take them and return them to him the next day!

the glasses!

And finally (but not *finally*) my last good deed for this entry! (no one likes to read a novel)

I am a member of a site on Facebook called Recycling Kindness. it's a pretty cool page and basically you give things away and you can ask for stuff for free as well. no money is ever exchanged. it's just basically people helping people.

Anyway, I had purchased two wagjags months ago for a burger and fries from O'niels, one of my fave places ever. But after buying them I realized they were for a different place up the mountain not anywhere near to me. So, two days ago I gave them away to two strangers over the RK site!

I have to say that doing these things is really making me feel so much happier deep inside myself. I feel more fulfilled. I'm looking forward to each day. To see what new things will present themselves to me, and how I can help people feel good too. The change is happening! 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Date Night!!

Last night my inlaws took Silas for the night (thanks by the way!!:)  so Chris and I took that opportunity to have a date night. we had a great time :) Our original plan was to go somewhere we hadn't been in a long time for dinner during our date but things didn't work out that way and we ended up at Sushi Star. All in all I'm pretty pleased about that because the food was amazing and so was my date :)

During supper Chris and I had a long talk about this new quest I've insisted we take. I wanted to make sure he really got it and understood where I am coming from. Although he made a few jokes (he's a joker by nature) he very much understands and is standing by me. I'm excited that we are doing this together as a family, as a team. I think it will bring us all so much closer together and I'm really thankful for that :)

Anyway, to park at Sushi Star you need to buy a ticket in the meter at the back. Then if you take the end stub part in they will give you your money back. So, we did that but we still had the original stub which allowed us to park until 5:30am.  When we cashed out we asked the lady behind the counter for a piece of tape...

No point in the parking stub going to waste so we taped it to the machine with a card for the next person to find it!

This is probably one of my favourite things to do.. I just think it would be so awesome if when I got to the parking machine I didn't have to pay, LOL!

I'm also trying my best to be a more patient person. There have been a few times within these passed few days that I have really felt tested but I'm doing a pretty good job at staying cool. I'm reminding myself that I'm trying to be a better person, and that losing my cool won't get me anywhere. It hasn't worked every time but it works sometimes.. baby steps :)

That's all for today :)

Friday, 2 March 2012

The new card :)

My 2nd batch of cards came today and I'm pretty thrilled!! These I kind of prefer over the first ones I did, mainly because they encourage their recipient to pay it forward. I made a little poem on them and everything. lol!

They say "You have just experienced a random act of kindness!"
Now it's your turn to pass it on!

it doesn't have to cost you money
any kind deed will do
open a door, let someone in line
kind words work wonders too

~ together we can change the world, one good deed at a time ~

here's a pic of the card :)

thanks vista print! they turned out great :) 

So last night I went out for dinner with my sister. It was really nice to spend some time together. We hadn't seen each other in a while. At dinner I told her all about my quest to change through being kind. Not sure if she thinks I'm a little whackadoodle or what but she did give me a weird look or two at first lol. But by the end of the conversation I think she understood where I'm coming from and thinks it's kind of cool.  

At the end of dinner we thanked and tipped our waitress. before we left, we slipped a surprise on the table. Unfortunately the waitress saw it before we were gone and asked if we forgot our chocolates. we smiled and said no they are for you and tried to quickly get out of there! I like it better when the acts are more anonymous lol 

the chocolates! 

This morning I took Silas to Timmies for some donuts. On the way there we talked all about how it's important to be nice and always do good things. When we got there I encouraged him to ask for his donuts using pleases and thankyou's. When we left he gave the girl behind the counter a loonie all by himself and said "have a good day!" "love you too!" (the love part was pretty funny, i didn't tell him to say that lol!) I wanted to take Silas' picture for this post but he didn't cooperate. maybe another day ;) 

write soon! 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Another day :)

Well on Wednesday my good deeds actually found me. Or, maybe I just noticed them more because I'm more open to seeing them, who knows. But it was a good day anyway :)

I went into work in the morning for some training. While chatting up a girl at the switchboard one of my fave employees came over looking to see if there was a spare newspaper. She said she had a new patient who loves to read and would enjoy one. Unfortunately there was no spare paper. Well, there was only one thing to do.. buy him one of course! the giftshop sells them for $1.25 so I gave her the money to get him one. that felt pretty darn good :)

 Later that morning I went to the grocery store. While waiting in the self checkout lane I noticed that the person in front of me had forgotten to take their reciept. it was one of those little ones that say a good chunk of your debit numbers on it. I'm always paranoid about people finding mine and I didn't want that one to end up in the wrong hands so I took it and tore it to smitherines!! Not necessarily a huge RAK but I'd like to think if it was me, someone would do that for me too.

 when I was done shopping I put my cart back where it belonged but left the quarter inside. There has been a few times that I've forgotten a quarter and always tried to find a cart that had one left inside.. well now maybe I can help someone out.. I'd like to think that everyone who used that cart today left the quarter inside for the next person. I'm sure that's just wishful thinking but who cares. my blog my rules ;)

(don't worry, I took my flyer home)

And not all good deeds are going to cost money! This morning (thursday) at the dollar store, I let a lady go ahead of me in line. She only had 3 candles and I had a cart full of things (I have a bit of a dollar store obsession). She was very happy grateful and that made me feel pretty great! :)