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Wedding Anniversary Random Acts of Kindness

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Wedding Anniversary Random Acts of Kindness

Time: January 7, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Location: everywhere!
Event Type: memorial
Organized By: eliana
Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2015

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Event Description

Widow's Voice: 8

On what would have been my 26th wedding anniversary, I will spend the day performing 26 random acts of kindness in honor of my husband and the life we shared together.

This is not my idea -- I was inspired by Taryn Davis' post "8" on the Widow's Voice blog (link above).  I mentioned this in another forum here, and three others said they were inspired to do this as well.

With 4 of us, that is 102 random acts of kindness.  And that is wonderful!

If you are inspired to join us, please RSVP here and let us know how many RAOKs you plan to perform in honor of your loved one.  I'm leaving this event up all year -- the grand total could be simply amazing!

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Comment by mbmlmw21069 on December 15, 2014 at 5:24am

This is such a beautiful idea! I have been looking for a way to honor my late husband and I think this is one tradition I would like to begin! Our wedding anniversary isn't until February, but I think I am going to do this before the end of this year! Frank and I would have been married for 6 years this past February. I know my number is small, but I can definitely commit to 6 RAOK in the next couple of weeks. Now, time to go to the drawing board for some ideas, and no doubt I will be spontaneously inspired while I am out and about, as well. Thank you for this post and sharing a great idea you saw!!!

Comment by eliana on December 13, 2014 at 9:20pm

Thank you all for sharing your lovely acts and support -- I plan to put this event up again for 2015!

Comment by Lupe's husband on December 6, 2014 at 9:46pm

I did mine last Sunday.     I really didn't plan it out at all.   I just decided to do different things everywhere I went that day.    I went to a local restaurant for breakfast (La Abeja) and asked the waitress to pick out a table and I would pay their bill.   I went to the cemetary and flower shop and gave them enough extra money for a bouquet of flowers.     I asked the lady to just give the flowers to the next person who came in.    I let a slow driver on the freeway and followed him for a while until he could drive a little faster.   I went to the movies and paid for the next person who came in.   I went to dinner (Ruby's Diner) and did the same thing, I asked the waitress to pick a table and I would pick up the bill.   I bought gift cards at the restaurant and gave them randomly to the people who worked at the mall.       Finally, I sent a check to SS to pay for someone to go to a Camp Widow.     People were grateful.    Both the people  I paid for came to my table and thanked  me.    The manager of Ruby's Diner gave me a coupon that doubled the value of the gift card.    I gave them to mall employees and they were all appreciative.    Between the gift card and coupon, it was enough to pay for lunch when they decided to use it.    On the other hand, I was going to buy gas for someone at a gas station I went to, but I was the only person there and nobody pulled up while I was pumping gas into my car.     I went to the bike shop to have my bike repaired and I offered to pay someone's repair bill,   He refused, telling me that the people with outstanding bills could afford to pay their bills.      Overall, I was pleased with the day.   I can't wait for November 30, 2015!

Comment by bloomingsun on September 17, 2014 at 1:12pm

I am facing my first anniversary alone next week. On the 24th it would have been our 26th anniversary. We were blessed with 25 years, but it was not enough. I have been wondering what to do with the day. I love the idea of pay it forward, and the ROK fits perfectly. I will be thinking of what kinds of things to do... thanks for sharing this beautiful idea.

Comment by traveler on September 5, 2014 at 6:09pm

Haven't been on this site for a while, but wanted to talk about my anniversary yesterday.  When I saw this, I knew I would have to do 49 random acts of kindness!  My goal is to get them done within a week.  Wish me luck!

Comment by missmike on August 31, 2014 at 9:01pm

I am so grateful for this idea.  I've been dreading our anniversary for weeks now (my first without him), but this makes me feel a bit better. I'll be doing 16 random acts of kindness on the 13th.

Comment by Dianne in Nevada on August 23, 2014 at 10:40am

Today would have been our 45th wedding anniversary - so I did 45 random acts of kindness. What an amazing morning. I wrote about t here:

Comment by djunclerell on July 17, 2014 at 6:23pm

My anniversary is on September 26th, that will be our 22nd anniversary and my 2nd without him.  i want to be at camp widow in Toronto and I want to perform 22 acts of kindness, one each day, so 21 acts leading up to the actual date of the 26th.  Wish me luck

Comment by Dadof4inSF on July 4, 2014 at 11:07pm

My anniversary is coming up on July 9.  My first without her.  This is a great way to honor her.  Thanks

Comment by sugr-plum (shelly) on May 28, 2014 at 2:02pm

What a great idea! I"m in... but it will have to wait until Next March... I'll be doing 20 random acts of kindness...can't think of a better way to spend my first anniversary without him... Thanks for the inspiration

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