RAK and Not a RAK

Posted by on 8:38 pm in RAK Ideas, Your Stories | 0 comments

1010482_265646333595869_659850481_nRAK Apparel encourages people to perform Random Acts of Kindness. But it dawned on us…maybe some folks need some help understanding the concept of ‘Random Act of Kindness’.

We’ve put together the below list for these people:

RAK:

Shoveling your neighbors driveway without them asking you to do so.

NOT a RAK:

Thinking about throwing a snowball at your sister, but then not doing it.

RAK:

Holding the elevator door open for someone as they run towards the elevator.

NOT a RAK:

Saying “nice hustle” to that person as they dive into the elevator to catch it while you sit with your hands at your side.

RAK:

Buying a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop.

NOT a RAK:

Handing $20 back to the person in front of you in line that dropped $40.

RAK:

Telling your wife how beautiful she looks on a typical day.

NOT a RAK:

Telling your wife her outfit looks ‘great without the sweater’ that you just spilled coffee on in the other room.

10 Easy Random Acts of Kindness

Posted by on 8:36 pm in RAK Ideas | 0 comments

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Here are 10 easy random acts of kindness ideas:

1. Introduce yourself to someone you’ve seen before, but never met.
2. Bring in your neighbors garbage cans.
3. Let the person at the Grocery store with less items go first.
4. Offer up your seat in a crowded room.
5. Volunteer.
6. Give blood.
7. Leave a penny.
8. Tell someone how much you appreciate them.
9. Buy a coffee for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop.
10. Smile.

RAK’s Proven to be contagious…

Posted by on 3:29 pm in In the News | 0 comments

1932370_265630863597416_144008966_n“In recent years, social scientists have conducted experiments demonstrating that the effect of a single act of kindness can in fact ripple through a social network, setting off chains of generosity that reach far beyond the original act.”

This quote is from a NY Times article on 3/16/2014.

It adds science to what we all knew was true, and is the basis for my company RAK Apparel….People on the receiving end of a Random Act of Kindness are much more likely to perform a Random Act of Kindness for others.

This is a beautiful fact of life. And participating in a ‘Pay it Forward’ movement can be fun, fulfilling & gratifying at the same time. The ‘Random’ aspect of Kind Acts allows for individuals to be creative with their generosity. Being on the receiving end of a RAK initiates a mind set to see how we can ‘Pay it Forward’.

Being kind doesn’t have to be financially expensive. Join in and be a link in the ‘Pay it Forward’ chain.