Who knew it had a special day? Shouldn’t it be every day that we do random acts of kindness? Like serving others, shouldn’t kindness be a given?
I am grateful for the RAOK thrown my way, from an email telling me I missed something in a blog post, to fun GLO history things in my e-mail and snail mail boxes, to those who read and alert others to these postings. I thank you kindly and I appreciate your efforts.
Being kind costs nothing, except maybe a few minutes or a couple of hours. A P.E.O. friend, who happens to be an Alpha Xi Delta, too, is fighting a battle against a cancer that will never end. She told me yesterday how her Saturday was made by a card she received in the mail. It was a large Barbie doll in vintage 1960s outfit. She sent a picture of the card. Alongside Barbie, she placed a card her daughter sent her. She called the photo “Barbie and her sugar daddy Frank.” Frank was no other than Frank Lloyd Wright, Phi Delta Theta. It was a nod to the book we had talked about, Loving Frank. Her sharing of this picture also put a smile on my face.
My twitter feed included some GLO ROAK. These are a mere representation of the kindnesses which happen each day, done by young women and men, members of GLOs:
And here is a RAOK that is easy to do. Support Alpha Kappa Alpha’s effort to have one of its founders on a U.S. stamp: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ethel-hedgeman-lyle-u-s-postage-stamp-project.