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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

RAOK Birthday Giveaway

Here is a guest post from Rayven Perkins of Stay a Stay at Home Mom. She's celebrating a birthday soon and is celebrating with a $100 giveaway. She actually admits her age, too. :) This is worldwide and ends on June 11th. Good luck.
RAOK Birthday Giveaway, enter to win $100 Amazon GC. Ends on 6/11
Have you ever done something nice for someone else, just because? Has someone else ever done something nice for you? It doesn't have to be a big thing; letting someone who is in a hurry cut in line, or bringing an elderly neighbor flowers. Just something, random, that brings a smile to someone else's face.

That's what the RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Giveaway is all about. It's Rayven from Stay a Stay at Home Mom's birthday this month, and she is celebrating by giving away a $100 Gift Code to one lucky viewer. But her birthday wish is more than that. Read her story:
I am celebrating my 34th birthday this month! Yay! Ok, so maybe not "yay". I'm getting old enough that birthdays just aren't all they are cracked up to be anymore. It gets somewhat depressing when there are enough candles on the cake to set the house on fire. But I love the feeling of birthdays. The joy others have in wishing you well. And so, I am challenging everyone to take a moment this year, on your own birthdays, to find a way to bring a little joy to someone else. Here is a list of "34" things I have done this year to brighten someone else's day. I'd love to hear yours as well. 
  1. Help Someone Move
  2. Pay the Toll for the Guy Behind You
  3. Pay Double the Cost for a Field Trip to Help Another Student
  4. Pick Up Trash at a Park or the Beach
  5. Thank a Police Officer
  6. Bring a Small Gift to a Shut-In at Christmas
  7. Stop to Help Someone on the Side of the Road
  8. Smile at Everyone You Meet
  9. Leave a Comment on a Blog You Enjoy
  10. Donate to the Salvation Army or Goodwill
  11. Compliment a Stranger (Nice shoes!)
  12. Forgive Someone
  13. Offer to Babysit for a Friend
  14. Practice the Golden Rule
  15. Rescue an Animal
  16. Volunteer
  17. Be an Organ Donor
  18. Be Happy for Someone Else's Accomplishments
  19. Invite Someone Alone to Thanksgiving Dinner
  20. Introduce Yourself to All Your Neighbors
  21. Make an Old Fashioned Thank You Card
  22. Buy Candy from a Child's Fundraiser
  23. Pick Up the Tab at Lunch
  24. Donate (and Volunteer) to Your Food Bank
  25. Donate Your Car or RV (I've done both)
  26. Listen
  27. Help Someone Find Something (I helped a woman find her diamond rings last month)
  28. Donate Blood
  29. Call a Manager About a Good Employee
  30. Leave a Basket of Food/Paper Products (anonymously) at the Door of Someone who is Unemployed
  31. Let Someone Cut in Line
  32. Take a Moment to Talk to a Child
  33. Buy Supplies for a Teacher
This last one is the most important. Don't just talk about doing something, actually go out and do it. There were five frogs sitting on a log; four decided to jump off. How many were left? Five. There is a big difference between deciding and doing. Do it. 
I wrote this list before the tragedy of Moore, Oklahoma, but it posts just after the tornado. Take action. Donate money to the Red Cross if you have it. Donate toiletries to a drop off center if you are a couponer and have a stash. Or, if you are far from Oklahoma, but just want to feel like you are doing something, donate blood. Do something. 
There is an old episode of Friends where Phoebe and Joey have a contest to determine if there really is such a thing as an "unselfish act". Phoebe's argument is that when you give of yourself to make someone else happy, you feel good, therefore it is selfish. And she has a point. So for my birthday, I'm going to be selfish, just for me :)
Enter to win the $100 Gift Code via the Rafflecopter below: Giveaway Details:
  • One winner will receive a $100 Gift Code
  • Giveaway runs May 22 - June 11
  • Open Worldwide
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter to win
  • This blog is not responsible for prize shipment and was not compensated for this post
  • Questions? Contact Stay a Stay at Home Mom
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  1. I shared a giveaway win with a friend.

  2. I paid what a lady couldn't so she could get her groceries.

  3. I sent a letter to the editor in my hometown, praising a public official I worked with many years ago. He is still on the job, performing wonderfully for the community.

  4. I got formula for a lady that needed it for her baby.
    Joye Rast

  5. I dotated old baby clothes to a fiend that needed them