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This is What I'm Thinking: Random acts of kindness

Posted February 18, 2016

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In the "This Is What I'm Thinking" video for the week, I chat about some ways to share kindness as a couponer in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Week.

To see the video, head to the Smart Shopper Facebook page. You are not required to have a Facebook page to view the video.

One of my favorite kindness quotes is from Maya Angelou: "People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel."

Please share any random acts of kindness you have done as a couponer or in any way recently. If someone offered a RAK to you, share that as well.

We have done a few random acts of kindness this week. My youngest daughter and I put together gallon size ziploc bags of snacks, bottled water, warm socks and a card with a little cash for the homeless folks in the area. We keep them in the car and give them to people in need when we are out and about.

I also paid for the car behind me in the Starbucks drive-thru yesterday and I hope it put a big smile on her face! My girls were very happy to get surprise Starbucks drinks, as well.

And remember, a RAK can be as simple (and frugal) as offering a compliment or a genuine smile to someone.


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Feb 18, 2016

    raesmom1612 - baby Ziti still cracks me up. :-) And that is so sweet of your sister.

  • raesmom1612 Feb 18, 2016

    My RAK's have come in the former of many of my friends bringing us meals since baby Ziti was born. I appreciate the company more then anything, but the food is a great plus as well :)

    Great idea Faye. In buffalo during the winter, one of my sisters hands out hats, scarves and gloves to the homeless to help keep them somewhat warm.