Last year, CBE’s Curt Martin published a post on what he did for Random Acts of Kindness Week or RAKW. RAKW is a week that celebrates kindness. This year all of our leaders wanted to participate in the RAKW.
Here is what our leaders did for their random act of kindness.
- I ordered pizza and got to know the Marketing Department a little more.
- I stopped by a homeless guy in Washington, DC while on a trip to Capitol Hill. He was asking for money, so I took him to Quizno’s and paid for his meal.
- I spoke to a group of teens at my Church and discussed success and what that looks like to a teen (it’s amazing to ask a 13 yr. old what success looks like when they reach 25)! I then discussed the future and being pro-active, and what is required to achieve success both personally and professionally.
- I paid for the meal of three employees on Friday evening. They were extremely surprised and thankful.
- Starbucks is a big thing in the Philippines because it is considered expensive for their budget – I purchased Starbucks for a couple of associates that performed well.
- I sent thank you notes to all of my supervisors last week for all of their hard work, teamwork and flexibility. I also copied upper management, as they appreciate when their work is recognized.
- I donated a silent auction gift basket for a nonprofit agency’s annual fundraiser.
- I went through Starbuck’s drive-thru and paid for the car behind me.
- I volunteered to make breakfast for my daughter’s varsity basketball team bonding breakfast.
What was your random act of kindness? Take the RAKW Pledge and pledge to be kind during RAKW. It’s never too late for kindness (even when RAKW is over). I am sure most us of us are typically kind but this is a week to be deliberate.
If we all do one random act of kindness daily we just might set the world in the right direction
~ Martin Kornfield