Sunday, February 17, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness Hop

To view the entire list of blogs participating, please visit Inspired Kathy.

I'm not a cynical person. Or at least I try not to be. I often find myself frustrated when someone doesn't hold the door for me. But when a stranger in a store hands me a stack of coupons, I'm struck speechless. I thank them, of course, but their kindness erases whatever bad taste I might have in my mouth.

In fact, two weeks before Christmas, my husband and I were browsing through a selection of sunglasses in a mall shop. Neither one of us intended on purchasing anything but all that changed when a woman handed my husband a $50 coupon/gift card. To use the certificate, one had to make a purchase over $100 and would receive $50 off but the savings card needed to be used by a certain date. The woman said she didn't need it and paid it forward.

A random act of kindness.

In the spirit of this blog hop, I am offering 1 e-copy of Ice Princess and 1 e-copy of Prince Charming. All you have to do to enter is follow my blog and leave a comment below about a random act of kindness you've witnessed. A winner will be selected randomly on the 22nd. Make sure to leave an email address.

As an added bonus, for those of you Facebookers, follow my FaceBook page for a chance to win a copy of Queen Mean when I reach 100 followers.

Good Luck and Happy Random Acts of Kindness week.

Thank you to I Am a Reader, Not A Writer and Read For Your Future.


  1. The most recent random act of kindness i've experienced was about a month ago. I was in a Chick-Fil-A drive thru and the car in front of me bought my meal. I was so happy to find that there are still selfless people in the world! Since my meal was paid for, I paid it forward and bought the meal of the car behind mine!

    Thanks for this great opportunity! My email is

  2. I have seen very small acts of kindness by what I call the "coupon fairies". They leave coupons on products in supermarkets and when I see this, I return the favor and leave some as well.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  3. My friend chose the first four responders to a fb post she posted and will send them each a small gift sometime this year. Cute idea, especially since I'm one of the recipients, lol. I also did the same thing on MY fb page too.

    cc_clubbs [at] yahoo [dot] com

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!! Random acts of kindness happen all the time. Sometimes we don't even notice when they occur. Living on a christian college campus, I'm constantly thanking people for opening doors to the point of ridiculousness. In fact, the other day while I was working at the campus store, a young boy, probably the age of 16, found $17 on the floor and turned it in claiming that someone had dropped it. How honest and sweet is that!?
    Happy Valentine's Day and I hope your day is filled with random acts of kindness!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  5. Last night at Kohls a stranger handed a woman a 30% off coupon.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Saschwager at Juno dot com

  6. The last random act of kindness that I witnessed was one that I performed! I had 2 hrs left paid on my parking stall, and I gave the person waiting for my spot my ticket so he wouldn't have to pay.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Following you by email

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    PS: I think you are using last year's giveaway image. This year's is running to Feb 24th.

    1. Thanks. That's weird because this is what they sent me. Hmmm

  7. I follow via GFC: same name as comment.
    Some people in my class are very nice and include a kid who's blind. They help him find a spot, and if we do a group discussion, they talk to him too. It's so very sweet to see.

    skizzles_22_hju at yahoo dot com