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Social Media Random Acts of Kindness

NeighborhoodbbqYou frequently hear of people doing the most generous things in your community, and you can’t help wondering why it doesn’t happen more often. I think it does but we don’t hear about most of them, we hear about the high profile stuff, the things that glorify individuals or an organization. In general people think you have to be a Christian or a Missionary to do acts of kindness, you couldn’t be more wrong! I can say this because I am a Christian, but I wasn’t one for 34 years and I can tell you I have seen many great people and not so great people do things that wow you.

You’ve heard on the news of people saving lives, street people jumping into rivers to save people, those heroic people. What about, well, you and me? Just everyday folks who get up in the morning, go to work and then come home and rest up to do it all over again. These individuals are caring loving people to, they may show it in many various ways but it’s in each one of us.

Our church, or should I say some everyday people held an Oil Change for Single Mother’s behind the 7-11 store at our Church location and we had some wonderful stories come from that experience. You don’t need to be part of an organization to pull these things off, even our own neighborhood holds a BBQ in the cul-de-sac around the corner from my house each summer. We get together, get to know one another and help each other when in need.It’s about people, it’s about building relationships, it’s about making a difference in the lives around you. You’ve seen it here and you’ve seen me post in Twitter and other various Social Media Networks. How Many People Are Better Off Because You Lived?

There are many of us who are trying to translate our offline activities and bringing them here to Social Media circles, raising money for various events and organizations, building one another up and help each other. It appears it’s easier to do it online than in real life, why? Why don’t have to get up off the chair, it’s easier, less work and effort. Does that means it’s any less valuable? Less effective? Is it shallow? Does it say, I really don’t care enough to go be with you?

So I leave you with a question and I hope you will share your thoughts here with us and those who read this Blog.

Does doing Random Acts of Kindness hold the same weight and importance in Social Media Networks?

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  1. Oh My God! Lets BBQ » Blog Archive » Social Media Random Acts of Kindness on October 5, 2009 at 1:04 PM

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  3. Kristi Ferguson on October 5, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    I think a random act of kindness has the same importance no matter where it takes place.



  4. Tom Bailey on October 8, 2009 at 7:04 AM

    I like the topic of random acts of kindness it is a great idea!

    RAK are probably MORE important!



    • Owen Greaves on October 8, 2009 at 8:18 AM

      Hi Tom,

      Thanks for leaving a comment Tom. They are important as long as your motives are right, if they self-serving than I would suggest your doing or giving to get something back. RAK is about giving and expecting nothing in return, that’s how i view it anyway.