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R.A.O.K. Friday

R.A.O.K. Friday

By Pat Flynn on

En Route

As I write this post, I’m actually 30,000+ feet in the air in flight to Chicago for the Financial Blogger’s Conference. Yay for Wi-Fi!

I didn’t have a scheduled post because I’ve been preparing for my presentation all week, but I wanted to take this time, en route, to tell you a quick story.

I was a little late getting to the airport this morning and for some reason I had printed out the wrong flight information, so I was held up for a little bit.

Not a good start.

At the baggage check-in area, I overheard a woman saying that my flight to Chicago was already boarding, and I hadn’t even officially checked in yet!

Uh oh.

I told her that I was supposed to be on that flight and she immediately checked in my bag, rushed me over to the security area and kindly let me pass everyone in the long line so I could make my flight.

I made it, just in time.

This woman, whose name I didn’t even have time to catch, totally made my day.

She didn’t have to take the time to help me out, but she did, and even though she’ll probably continue on with her day like normal and not think twice about it, I’m extremely grateful because my day would have totally been turned upside down if it wasn’t for her.

RAOKs, or Random Acts of Kindness, can really make a huge difference in a person’s life.

You’ve recently heard me mention the importance of RAOKs in a couple of my latest posts:

So, in the theme of kindness and relationship building that’s been going around, I think it would be totally appropriate if we all participate and perform some Random Act of Kindness today.

It can be whatever you want, for anybody you want. It doesn’t have to be internet business related (although it can be). Just do something random and kind for someone today, and you’ll see that big or small, you really are making a difference.

Perform your act of kindness, and then share what you did in the comment section. And if you’re up to it, feel free to use the #RAOK hashtag on Twitter so we can all follow and spread the good.

I have 0:11 minutes of battery time remaining so I must sign off now, but I look forward to landing and reading your RAOKs for today.

Cheers, and all the best to you!

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