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Wedding Anniversary Random Acts of Kindness

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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 bloomingsun on September 17, 2014 at 5:12pm

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 10:09pm

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 September 1, 2014 at 1:01am

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 2:40pm

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:  http://amyelomawidowsjourney.blogspot.com/

Comment by djunclerell on July 17, 2014 at 10:23pm

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 5, 2014 at 3:07am

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 6:02pm

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

Comment by Charlies wife on May 11, 2014 at 10:14am

May 31st would have been 45 years for us. So 45 acts of kindness starting now through the 31st.

Comment by MissingRKK on May 9, 2014 at 4:27pm
May 5 the would have been our 13th wedding anniversary. To celebrate my generous husband I went to a Dunkin Donuts in a run down neighborhood and anonymously paid for the customer at the drive through window. Xxoo
Comment by Princess Warrior Widow on April 5, 2014 at 6:08am
Thanks Eliana for sharing Taryn's post. My anniversary is today Saturday April 5th. We were married twenty five years. I will do an act of kindness each day. I think I will do this on the anniversary of his death also. What a wonderful way to keep the joy and love alive in my heart by giving someone else a little joy.

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