Giving Back: Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway






Yesterday was the end of a long week.  It was actually a short week where I live because Monday was a holiday but you know how those short weeks go - they are always so long!!

We had parent teacher conferences for two days and I am part of a committee that is planning a multicultural festival for next week so I had been working on a passport for our school.  Then, of course, it was also Valentine's Day and all the festivities that go with that.

So, when Friday hit I was spent.  I decided since I had some money left of my Starbucks card, I was going to treat myself.  So, I went to Starbucks through the drive thru and ordered not only a latte but breakfast and lunch too!




As I pulled up to pay, the lady kindly told me that the lady in front of me had paid for my order. The whole thing! Holy smokes!  I asked her if the lady had known how much it cost and she smiled and said "yes". Wow. Just Wow.

I am always looking for ways to spread the kindness and have paid for coffees and given homeless people a meal but I felt particularly good about this one as I immediately felt like I could take on the day. That's a great feeling! When someone is kind, kindness definitely grows. It's RAK week.   I love that we have a week like that because it spreads kindness but I am a firm believer in doing things daily for others and I teach that in my class.




As I pondered this lovely act of kindness from this morning. I thought about something that I could do.  I don't always set out to do something - I wait for it to come to me and it always does.

Then I thought about teachers - you all.  I thought of all of the teachers in my life. I think most teachers do random acts of kindness every single day at school. We are always giving ourselves for the good of our students.

So, I decided that one way I wanted to give back was by giving away a $25 gift certificate to my TPT shop to make another teacher's life easier.




You can enter below using the rafflecoptor.  Have a great Valentine's Day and thanks for entering and sharing the kindness. :)


                    Win a $25 Gift Certificate to The Write Stuff TPT Store


a Rafflecopter giveaway

18 comments

  1. I love your blog Shelley!! I love sharing RAK too.. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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    1. Aww, thank you Karen! You are so sweet. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

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  2. I love the idea of paying it forward. I have been lucky enough to be the recipient of RAK's and it feels great! For my 50th birthday, I pledged to do 50 acts of kindness and it was one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I think I'll do it again this year! I have been a follower, but now I'm a FB follower, too! All the best to you!

    Diane

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    1. Diane,

      That is such a good idea about the 50 RAKS! It just feels so good to make others happy. I feel very lucky to be able to teach students this!

      Shelley

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  3. That's a very sweet story, Shelley! I love that that happened to you:)

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and Valentine's Day!

      :) Shelley

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  4. Shelley, I love your blog! Your story has inspired me to look for opportunities in my life to do some Random Acts of Kindness. Thanks!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your stories and your work with us, Shelley. You inspire me to do better!

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  6. You really do have the most amazing blog, Shelley!!! You have no idea how inspirational you really are to me <3. So much so, in fact, that I religiously followed your RAK post from last year just this very week!! Keep doing what you're doing and thank you for all of it =).

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    1. Kristi - you are so sweet. Thank you for your kind words. It's people like you that make me feel like someone is reading my ramblings! :)
      Shelley

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  7. Thank you for sharing your talents!! I teach in Mexico and it is difficult to find good materials in this side of the border...What you do is helping me and my kids a lot... Thanks again... :)

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    1. Thank you Miss Gaby! I see you on my Facebook page and very much appreciate your support of what I do. I am so glad that some of it helps you and your students.

      :) Shelley

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  8. Thanks for the opportunity!! RAK isa great way to inspire kids! :)

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