Sunday, November 23, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness at Thanksgiving

Palo Alto High School Random Acts of Kindness Club promotes gratitude at our decadent turkey feast and canned food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. Photo courtesy of Hegene Lee
Palo Alto High School R.A.K. Club promotes the spirit of gratitude .
Photo: Facebook PALY ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) Club
Photo: Facebook Oakland Firefighters Random Acts (Non-profit Oganization)

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation gives us a new focus. 
Stressed about Thanksgiving, Black Friday, the holiday season? Try taking the advice of Random Acts of Kindness Foundation for #RAKFriday. So, to keep it simple you can do RAK any day this week! Palo Alto High School students celebrated with a turkey feast and canned food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank on Friday, which gave our Random Acts of Kindness (ARK) club a chance to promote gratitude at our school. Oakland Firefighters and Fenton's Creamery (best ice cream on the planet) in Piedmont, CA are teaming up throughout the month of November to promote acts of service to under-served groups in those communities. A Random Act of Kindness for which I am deeply grateful this week: My son-in-law's adoptive family has opened their tiny home for me and my kids to join them for a Thanksgiving feast, along with a myriad of other guests that will undoubtedly not even come close to fitting into the small designated space. We are grateful for open doors, and for truly open hearts!

Thanksgiving challenge: Instead of worrying about making Thanksgiving "perfect," or getting all the Black Friday deals to be conquered, focus on just one meaningful "RAK" to show gratitude this week. Some acts of kindness are small, some are immense; all will change our hearts.