The greatest of these is love…

For February 15th, please tell about something nice someone has done for you, or an act of kindness you witnessed a loved one perform, without being asked. It can be lately, or years ago, but something that touched your heart, and that you remember for that reason. Feel free to tell several stories if you wish, but remember, this is not YOUR RAK, it’s one that was performed for you or in your presence.

My friend J has sent us 2 cards, once a few years ago near my husband’s birthday, as a part of RAK week, she sent us $20 so we could go eat dinner. Very nice, as we were poor college students. Last week she sent me a thinking of you card, knowing how much stress we’re under trying to complete the house in time.

I have witnessed my husband perform many acts of kindness in the short (1o years) time we have been together. He has tirelessly helped his sisters, his nieces and nephews with a variety of things. Last year he bought his older sister a computer because she was going back to school and needed something better than the dinosaur he had handed down to his mom, which had been handed down to his sister from probably a decade before.

He requested that we offer to buy school supplies for one of our nephews, knowing that the parents didn’t do so hot at purchasing needed supplies the year before. The kid was EXCITED to actually get PAPER! Cripes.

A couple of years ago, he changed a tire for an older gentleman. He was picking me up from work and we could both hear the guy’s tire going ‘whump whump whump’, so we hurriedly followed the guy, who pulled over just as we got up to him, and that was that.

Perhaps one of the coolest things my husband has done is to create a computer program for me. I don’t have it any more (but hint, hint!) I would love it to be reinstalled! It was a little program I could open and either select from a few previously added entries “omelet for breakfast”, and some dirtier ones, hey he is a guy, after all, and also a spot for me to enter anything I wanted, for instance, vacuuming, etc. Once I hit enter, the request would email to my husband and he could fulfill the wish. Nice, huh? I only used it sparingly, because I didn’t want to overuse it and make him wish he hadn’t done it in the first place, but I REALLY liked it. Talk about kindness. Mwah! Perfecto!

Can’t wait to read everyone else’s stories, and don’t forget to visit here to start next week’s post! Feel free to scroll down and watch the ‘babies dancing’ video clip! Keeley is featured at around 2:10!


  1. I just skimmed through your blog entries…I must say I LOVE that photo of “The new gravel”. LOL…..adorable.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!!!

    I just KNOW your day will be filled with love and laughter.

    Thanks for visiting with me yesterday. I got really busy and didn’t get a chance to visit with you!!

    {{{Valentine’s Hugs}}}

  2. Could be my husband too, (that’s why I don’t mention him) lol ! I had troubles with the word RAK, of course I couldn’t find it in my dictionary until finally I found out that it must be “A random act of kindness” ! That was n o t kind, πŸ™‚ !

  3. Great topic Jill!!
    Your husband is a nice man. Would you let me know when y’all get divorced so I can have a shot at him?

  4. Aren’t we lucky? Sounds like both of our husbands are constantly doing for others. They are good men, indeed!

    I like to send random cards to friends and acquaintances “just because” from time to time. It really lets them know that you care and that you took the time to send them a nice sentiment.

    BTW, I love the “dancing babies” video clip. Keely looks so happy!

  5. Your husband is a keeper, Jill. And I like that he spreads his thoughtfulness around–doesn’t reserve his help for buddies, etc. And you own virtual “favor jar”? What a lucky girl you are, too!

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