R.A.K. Award

R.A.K. Award aka Random Acts of Kindness Award

My genuine and sincere thanks to Ribana of Popsicle Society  for her gifting of the R.A.K. Award to me. Thank you Ribana. I should imagine that most of you are already acquainted with Ribana’s blog, l would be most astonished if you were not. However, in the glimmering that you are not, then l would say you are missing out. She is a lady who loves to inspire with a radiance of quotes, stories, travel and a genuine magic of kindness itself.

Now this award was created by none other than our favourite Michelle of Msw R Writings  and if you are not yet aware of Michelle either, then please do pop across and have a looksee and say hi! This is what Michelle says of this award.

“This award is given to anyone you think shows kindness to another blogger or writer or to the community here on WordPress.

If you know someone who has shown you or anyone else an act of kindness please nominate them for this award.

I believe that any act of kindness no matter how small can significantly impact another’s life. So I feel it is great to acknowledge those who practice kindness.”

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The Guidance is simple.

1- Tell who you gift and why.

2 – Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above.

3- Share something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.

4- Gift anyone or share to your own page. If you so choose to Participate. Tag or pingback to the original person who gifted you, or the original post.

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Google informs us that ‘Kindness’ is so described as such … “the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate’ , furthermore that small acts of kindness can make a huge difference to a person’s world, to their lives, to the very essence in simplicity as a day, an hour or just a brief moment. That’s what a single act of kindness can award someone.

To me, kindness is a sense of equality – that l treat people the way l would like to be treated as a person, as a fellow human being. I say sometimes that the only time you should ever look down upon a person, is when you are offering them a hand to help them back up.

I get somewhat queasy when l receive compliments as l have expressed only today in the 24 hour blog question, but more uncomfortable when someone compliments me for kindness.

What l am trying to say is this, l do appreciate this award, but l don’t do anything special, l just do what l think is right for others where and when l can and if l can. In my books that is neither kind nor considerate, but just the way l am – however l understand others may look upon it differently.  You know l am not a believer in God, l go a bit further than that, l do have a belief but it’s more central 

Did you know that the word ‘enthusiasm’ comes from the Greek word of ‘enthousiasmos’  from enthous meaning ‘possessed by a god, inspired’ l tend to think of that like this ‘The God within you’. It’s a strange way of looking at things, but for me personally, it sits with me better. I am no god by any standards, l am just a person who despite all odds at times, genuinely cares for people. So being kind l don’t look upon as being anything other than well why should we not be? 

My apologies for the length of the so called ‘paragraph’.

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I am surrounded by good folk each and every day here in WordPress  and here l am now to ‘gift’ to three people? I am not going to do that, l feel sure that both Ribana and Michelle will understand. What l am going to do is simpler and that is to present to my readership this award with my heartfelt thanks for your consideration and time that you spend chatting with both myself and Doodlepip here.

Many thanks, your company is always welcomed and appreciated.

Rory & Doodlepip

22 thoughts on “R.A.K. Award

  1. Lovely way of handling the award. You do deserve this award because you are kind, not in the sense that there is one specific act of kindness ( though it is there too) but because you do a lot to bring the blogging community together and have created a brotherhood here.

    1. Hey Sadje, sorry for my delayed response, l have taken to simply answering direct to answers in my blog itself, it is just way easier that way than waiting for 20 comments to suddenly drop into my lap so to speak. Thank you for your words, means a lot 🙂

  2. I am also a firm believer in kindness as a way of life. It’s a wonderful award and you do deserve to receive it.
    As a note on our world today, it’s very sad that kindness is such a rare thing that people want to acknowledge it when it does occur.

    1. I think one of the biggest problems we have in today’s world is that a lot of just common decency seemingly is missing. I don’t tend to use the word kindness a great deal I like words like courteousness and thoughtfulness those are words l would personally tend to use, which many people would say that’s kindness, it’s all interpretation. But they’re just words, yes words can induce a smile as well all know, but sometimes it’s the actions of the words themselves.

      I don’t particularly like ‘society’, but l do care about people. All this nonsense of the autistic have no empathy it’s not , we do, but at times our empathy completely overwhelms us and we have to switch off and detach.

      I just do what l can, and make it my nature to do so. if people interpret that as kindness that is down to them, but if as you say that wasn’t so rare then my actions would be commonplace anyway 🙂

  3. I love I’ve started blogging just because of people like you Rory that I had the great opportunity to know.
    “Just a person who despite all odds at times, genuinely cares for people.” The world would be so much better if everyone could say this.
    Very true! Why should not be kind? Is a way of living for me 😊 Thank you Rory and Scrappy! I’m very grateful to know you! 😊🤗

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