Monday, November 2, 2009

Random Acts of Kindness

Hello everyone!

Sorry about the two week delay!  However, we are back on track this week!

The theme this week is "kindness".  Kindness is one of the most powerful interpersonal tools that we, as human beings, use to connect with one another. When we sense someone’s need, we either choose to help in some way… or we choose not to.  I want everyone this week to bring out their inner-kindness and choose to help!

We cannot rely on someone else to make this world a better place.  Each one of us has to do our bit.  It doesn't matter if it is big or small, we should all make it a habit to make someone's day, every day.  Kindness is contagious.  Never underestimate the impact of a single act of kindness.

Your mission this week is to complete AT LEAST one "random act of kindness".

What is a Random Act of Kindness? (taken from

When we go beyond duties that are expected of us and reach out to help another person or group of people, we are performing a Random Act of Kindness. Kindness and empathy are very closely related: kindness is the observable expression of empathy. We sense another person’s need, we understand how it feels to be in need (due to our own past experience), and we decide to offer our help. This profound process can happen almost instantaneously, even if the person in need is a complete stranger. When we are kind, we express the best of who we are.

An Explanation of “Random”

The word “random” can be interpreted in various ways. Almost all acts of kindness are planned to some extent. Sometimes the planning takes a couple of seconds. Other times, the planning can take weeks. All acts of kindness — planned and unplanned — are valuable and beneficial. When people are kind, they are improving their world by selflessly giving to another.

Hopefully the definitions are clear.  If you still have a question, please feel free to ask it here on the blog.

Before we get started, we have to set a few rules - I know, it's always about the rules!  Don't worry, these aren't difficult rules!  :-)

Rule #1:  You must complete your act of kindness without being asked.  It has to be completely random and done because YOU wanted to do it not because someone asked you to do it.

Rule #2:  You must complete your act without expecting anything in return.

Rule #3:  Do not tell the person that you have done your random act of kindness because it is an assignment given to you by me.

Rule #4:  Post here what your "random act of kindness" was and how the person reacted to you because of this unexpected kindness.

Rule #5:  Watch your spelling and grammar and always post using full sentences!

Rule #6:  Have fun and be creative!

Let's see how many random acts of kindness we can achieve in one week!  Good luck!   :-)

I will leave you with a quote by Emelia Earhart:

"No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves".

The bonus question this week is:

Who are Craig and Mark Kielburger?  Don't forget to be specific!  :-)


  1. 1. Helping you mr.B to clean up the class room without being told and sweeping if the sweeper person is away.

  2. A random act of kidness is when you help someone when they don't asf for help.

  3. The act of kindness I did this week was helping my brother doing his homework well my mom was cooking diner

  4. Re: jacobw109

    Did you do this without being asked? What was your mom's response?

  5. I opened the door for a person and for the ten people behind them

  6. Craig and Mark Kielburger are two brothers that love children, and what they do is help them with education in 45 contries. And they both started helping other kids when they were 11.

  7. Congratulations Parker!

    Just one more quick question - Where are they from?

  8. 1. My randam act of kindnees was, I got up extra early on Tuesday and brought out the two recycle bins to the end of the laneway. I also brought out the green bin and tied the garbage bag and brought it out. When my mom woke up she was went to do this, then I told her I already did it. She was very surprised and happy she hates rushing in the morning to get this done as soon as she wakes up. She was very thankful and very surprised.

  9. Bonus question: They are brothers and founders of Free The Children and other organizations. They began to change the world when they were 11-13 years old. Me to We and Free the Children are the largest organizations in the world for children helping children. The brothers are two of the most leading world figures. They are also best selling authors and have won the Childrens Nobel Prize Award. They are inspirational speakers and have changed the lives of many children all over the world.

  10. My random act of kindness was after I was done eating 15 mins ago I cleared off the table. My mom's reaction was surprised because I usally don't clear off the table.

  11. 1. I was being kind to Mr.B by cleaning up with out told and helping him if he has a job for us to do.

  12. 1) I was kind to connor for helping him with his homework helping him read the questions.

  13. Marc was born in 1977 and Craig was born in 1982. They are from Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

  14. My random act of kindness is helping my grandma down stairs and holding the door for her, and I do this every time I see her. She always says thank you and what a gentleman I am, and then I feel good. My grandma needs this help because she is getting older and she has trouble doing these things by herself. Oh, and by the way Craig and Marc started helping kids when they were 12, and in my first post about Craig and Marc, I spelt Marc like this....Mark.


  15. My acted of kindness this week was giveing one of my friends a
    present for being my friend and her reaction was ''thank you so
    much for giveing me this present and you are a great friend.''

    From madi

  16. I have a question.

    What are we called again for the snow days because I foreget what we are named.

  17. This past Saturday I was at DairyQueen with my Mom and
    my sister eating lunch. When we were done on our way out,
    there was a person pushing a person in a wheelchair so I
    helped them with the door on their way out. They thanked
    me and said good-bye.

    This was my random act of kindness.

  18. My ramond act of kindness was helping Mr.boettger mark the test and hang the ancient egypt and medieval times stuff

  19. Re: Holly109

    What "random act of kindness" did you complete this past week?

  20. Well done Connor109! :-)

  21. Re: madi3380

    What was the present for?

  22. Re: alyssia109

    Remember to put the question in your answer!

  23. I like it brody109! That is a great "random act of kindness"!

  24. Excellent response to the bonus question brody109! Unfortunately, parker109 beat you to it!

  25. Re: jordan109

    You need to be more specific jordan109. Where were you? How did they react?

    Don't forget to put the question in your answer! :-)