Friday, April 17, 2015

A-Z Challenge: Random Acts of Kindness beginning with "O"

Throughout the A-Z Challenge I'll be blogging through the alphabet using each letter to create a list of Random Acts of Kindness. I've been collecting RAK ideas for some time now as I gear up to the 2016 launch of a project dear to my heart: B(e) Kind 366. I'll be performing an act of kindness every day of the leap year starting January 1st, 2016 while raising funds for World University Service of Canada (WUSC), an organisation that changed my life.

I'm starting each post with a synonym (of sorts) for kindness. I added this part to my posts because of an amazing movement I am a part of 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. We link up monthly and blog about changing the world for the better. It's magical really. We're even on Twitter! @1000Speak

O is for Open-minded

Off (the grid) - live without electricity, running water, electronics for a set amount of time. (I’ll be doing this in July 2016 for a minimum of five days.)
Offer - to help someone, anyone with something, anything!
Open - the door for someone.
Order - delivery for someone else, dessert for a random table in a restaurant.

I decided to include a video of Matisyahu's "One Day" because it is such a beautiful song that perpetuates hope for a better world! 

That's it for my "O" list! I'm always looking for more RAK ideas so if any come to mind please do post them in the comments! 

Check out my super fun "If Jane Austen Blogged A-Z" post, test your Janeite knowledge, and win some Jane Austen swag!


  1. A lovely idea, Brandy, Best wishes. I hope you come up with many RAK's for postings.

    1. Thanks Deanie! Looking for ideas is one of my favourite pass times :)

  2. I wonder what someone's reaction to a free dessert would be. Guess I could find out! Finally got around to following your blog!

    1. Do it! And thanks for becoming a follower. 13 more until I hit 100!

  3. These are some great ideas. Not sure about the "off the grid" one though. I was talking to a friend about this the other day--not in the sense of voluntarily being off the grid, but being off the grid due to some sort of cyber attack against our power system. I've been hearing about the possibilities of this happening in the near future and it's kind of scary to think about.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    A Faraway View

    1. Being off the grid for that reason would be terrifying and not "kind" at all! I just want to do it to challenge myself and prove that I won't go insane without technology!