Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 55: Carried Groceries for People


To me, carrying groceries is an art form and a feat of strength. If I need to make more than one trip to get all of the groceries from our car to our home, I view it as a complete and utter failure. I will have bags all the way up my arms, around my neck and even in my mouth if it means that I only have to make one trip. I may be weird, but I really look forward to carrying the groceries up. So today's random act will not only give me the opportunity to spread kindness, but also give me the chance to show off my carrying skills to strangers. This evening, I am going to stand outside of a local grocery store, carry people's groceries to their car and help them load it up. I will also take the opportunity to return any and all carts to the cart corral. Maybe I will wear a sleeveless shirt while I do this to show off my glamour muscles (or lack thereof).

27 comments:

  1. This one has to be my favorite so far.. my biggest pet peeve in the world is people who DON'T return carts to the return area, I always grab them when I can. The carts, not the people : ) Have fun!!

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  2. Reading your blog, I want to start doing these things too. You're a good guy. The world needs more of you.

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  3. I just randomly came across this blog...so very awsome. I am all about the random acts of kindness. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see what is next and to catch up on all the days you have completed so far.

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  4. Hopefully people won't think you're trying to rob or mug them! Just kidding.

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  5. You definitely will not wear a sleeveless shirt. I know what the weather is like in Chicago today! You'd freeze!

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    1. I was going to post the same thing, Amy! It's a bit chilly out for a sleeveless shirt, especially when you're not a 12-year-old boy (they tend to do stupid things like that as a matter of course).

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  6. Very cool! We all need some positive inspiration sometimes!

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  7. This one is great! So it sounds like you are asking to do this for more than one person? I wonder how many people initially turn down the offer! An interesting experiment in social psychology :-)

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  8. That would be amazing for people with kids especially!

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  9. Where do you come up with all these ideas?

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  10. Yet another a great idea! I imagine a lot of people will be a bit hesitant (what, do they think you're going to run off with their shopping?) but it'd make my day if someone offered to help me, and I don't even own a car.

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  11. I've just come across this blog - You my friend, are an absolute star and the world would be a better place if more people like you exisited. Thanks for making me smile. Love sent from the UK.

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  12. Good one! Love your ideas. I'm a little more subtle but I should probably learn to step out there a little more! Let us know how it goes. Sandra

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  13. What a wonderful gesture just to give a helping hand and a smile :-)

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  14. Hey, thumbs up! saw your interview on Australia's Today toinght, last night awesome stuff! Enjoying your blog

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  15. I just ran across this blog and absolutely love the whole 'pay it forward' philosophy! When I hear complaints that the world has grown cold and indifferent, I say "rubbish" and remember all of the thoughtful and sincere people who still inhabit our wonderful planet. Thanks for the upbeat attitude and keep keeping on!

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  16. Hi Ryan, I came across your blog today and think what you're doing is wonderful. I found it incredibly inspiring. Keep up the good work.

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  17. Amazing what your doing... and not just telling yourself you will, but actually doing it and keeping it up!

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  18. Gr888888 buddy....."A helping hand is better than praying lips"....Stand out with ur works....
    We all with u to give support!!!!!!!!!

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  19. I just came across your blog and I think it's great. There are so many good things we can do for people and you are definitely a role model. Look forward to seeing more posts.

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  20. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=K5jjVyxvmmA

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  21. I blog on this site as well and decided to browse the "blogs of interest" today. How glad I am, you cheered my heart and I am going to pass this on to everyone I can so that more of us will be inspired to join you in this journey and make the world a better place to live in. Well done!

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  22. good on you mate. i think i need to start doing some more good deeds

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  23. You sound like my husband when he brings in the groceries. He has the bags up & down his arms as well! I just have to say, how much I love your project! For the month of February doing a random act of kindness every day was one of the ways I wanted to show others more love so when I saw the name of your blog I had to stop by! Now I'm a follower! :)

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  24. What a gent!! You're an inspiration for us all to be a bit more charitable.

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