What its all about?!?!?!

Ok so your wondering what I'm up to eh.
Well this is a list of all the random kind things I've done for people, I'm going to try and do at least one but hopefully more each day for the foreseeable future. The idea of writing this down is twofold, firstly I hope that it will encourage some of you to do something similar on a regular basis, and secondly it will be a record of some of the things I've done along my life starting on the 9th January 2010.
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Monday, 17 January 2011

Monday Jan 17th 2011

So today was eventful, Walking back along rose street after work I spotted a beggar outside Sainsburys so I walked up to him and got the usual "any spare change mate" to which I replied, "Sorry I only carry plastic, do you want anything from the shop?", he asked for a friji milkshake so I went in and bought him a couple of milkshakes and a big bunch of bananas and a massive bag of salt and vinegar kettle chips. When I came out with the carrierbag and gave him the lot he was really pleased and thanked me a few times as I left on my way. I passed another beggar just up from Planet out and stopped and chatted to him for a while and gave him some ciggies. Next off with a fiver I had in my pocket I bought 5 scratch cards and handed them out to the first 5 people I saw, the woman who served me, a older lady with a hat, a girl with her son a couple walking up leith walk and a chap walking up the road with a frown on his face., Everyone is so shocked by random acts its funny. Have they never heard the saying 'Never look a gifthorse in the mouth'
Roll on Tuesday.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Thursday Jan 13th 2011

Ok so we got some responses today from the letter in the paper yesterday, seems to have had a good effect on most readers though I have to apologise to "Despairing, Balloch" and hope that what ever problems that are in their life they overcome and learn to see the light in the world.
On another note I helped a friend get access to the internet on their computer, and behaved in a gentlemanly manner to all others I encountered today.
Heres the responses.....  Click to view!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Wednesday Jan 12th 2011

Hi all,
So my letter made it into the Metro today, with a headline on the letters page of "A Mysterious Messenger" nice, hope it made some people stop and think and maybe take some of it on board. heres a copy... Other than that I didnt get up to too much today except added the adsense links to the right of my page to try and generate some extra cash to keep these random acts going on. Oh and I gave a friend in need a room for a week between flats and fixed my mates iMac.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Tuesday Jan 11th 2010

Ok so today was poor, I had a wee emergency at work that took up my whole day pretty much, even my lunch hour, so other than standard gentlemanly behaviour like holding doors open and smiling at strangers there's not much to report today. One thing though Johnny, the red cross charity worker from yesterday sent me his email about what happened with the flowers I asked him to give to someone deserving, his email is as follows d=(^_^)=b Thanks Johnny.
"Hey man,
It's Jonny from the street today. Ok, so I gave the gift to a really nice middle aged lady called Beverly and her initial reaction was one of shock and a general sense of bewilderment; I explained the story to her and told her about your resolution, then a  huge smile emerged across her face and said she commented upon it being so refreshing and pleasent to here of someone being so unselfish and thoughtful in this day of age. I also thought it was a really nice thing to do and after speaking to so many people on the street on a day to day basis who can be grumpy and unpleasent, it made me finish my shift with a smile on my face. Keep it up dude and I'll hopefully catch you on the street again sometime.

I also wrote a letter to the Metro today so hopefully that one will be in the paper tomorrow for everyone who reads the letters page, so keep an eye out. (^_^)

Night all.......

Monday, 10 January 2011

Monday Jan 10th 2011

So today started off a little slow seeing as I slept in till 9, up n at em tho.
My usual bus stop I noticed that I do this everyday, I let everyone on the bus before me, but today I let everyone off before me aswell, greeted with smiles and thanks all round.
I walked up to Nero's for my morning coffee and noticed one of the passangers I'd let of infront of me was now behind me a few paces carrying his guitar, so I did the only thing I could I held the door open for him, to which he smiled a big smile and said thank you.
After work I decided to do a flower mission for today and went to the closes flowershop I could find "Flowers By Maxwell" just off George street, I explained my mission for the day and after a nice chat with Thomas Maxwell he gave me a lovely bunch of tulips for free for my cause, I was surprised and delighted by this unexpected act of kindness from a stranger and thanked him kindly before setting off with my first bunch. walking along I was unsure as to who to give them to untill I popped into McCalls on Hanover st, where a lovely older lady served me with a smile after seeing me with the flowers, she was the target, and from the reaction her day was better for them, this felt good, addictive almost. Off I headed along Rose street and I noticed Jenners flower shop, I thought I'd try my luck and after explaining what I was doing a lovely polish gentleman by the name of Marcus gave me around £30's worth of flowers for £5. This one was too easy I gave them to a charity collector named Johnny who was collecting for the red cross with the instruction to give them to a random person who needed them (he will hopefully email me in due course to give me his field report of who got the flowers, he seemed really excited and happy to be a part of this). Incidentally I had first tried to give them to an old lady who looked flattered but refused, I bid her fairwell. Off to sainsburys and 3 bunches for £7.99 were bought, one roses and two tulips. I chatted to the clerk, a lovely young lady about what I was up to, gotta say she had a cute smile. I was off, I walked over to Multrees walk. As I neared the front of harvey nicks I saw a lady bump into one of two young women walking the other way, she had just chosen the next target for me. I made a remark about manners and offered her a bunch of flowers to make it better, she smiled so wide, cute. I said my goodbyes and went on my way walking away to the sound of the two of them laughing and chatting about what I'd done, that felt good.
Walking along I spotted a lady pushing her child in a pram with a scowl on her face, She got a bunch of tulips and a smile to go home with. I walked down through John Lewis and out to the omni where I stood holding the door open for people for about 3 or 4 minutes till one girl walked by looking sad and to be honest a bit shocked at me holding the door open so I gave her the roses, she was asking me "why", my reply "for your smile" which I got. Off down the walk I went and to the little florist Garlands off elm row, where I again explained my story and what I was up to along with my successes so far and the flowers given to me, to which the lovely Gillian and Pamela (I hope I have their names right) gave me three bunches of white flowers (god knows what kind they were, cute little flowers though) I was walking down from there wondering who would get the next bunch when I saw a couple of mates in tesco, I followed them in and after pleasantries explained what I was up to, after some discussion we tried to give my mate Sam some as she has just hurt herself again but she didnt answer so I'm afraid I had to send her a virtual flowers on facebook. I carried on my quest, walking down the road I noticed the girl in the polish shop just past pracillas catch my eye so I want back and gave her a bunch, her face lit up with another nice smile and she thanked me before I left on my way. next I was walking down the street behind a red haired lady who as I passed was looking a bit glum so I simply held my hand out with a bunch in front of her, she smiled and we had a brief conversation about random acts before I bid my fair well and carried on with one bunch left. This one was for the lady in the Majestic Wine Warehouse at the foot of the walk, she's always in that massive shop alone so I went in and asked "I wonder if you could help me" then I paused for a few second and completed my sentence "by taking these flowers" she smiled and asked me why, so I again explained what I was up to and how I had noticed her a few times on her own in the massive shop, she smiled and thanked me before I left.
All in, a good day in my opinion :)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sunday Jan 9th 2010

So today I started my campaign of random acts of kindness to strangers. I noticed an old man on the street, he was sitting with his dog by his side and a blanket over his legs on Princes street staring vacantly into space, I walked past to the next coffee shop and bought him a hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream and got the girl behind the counter to add a heart shaped chocolate sprinkle to the top. The chap, I neglected to get his name, a mistake I wont make again, anyway I digress, he was unaware as i bent down by his side. Then he noticed me and the biggest smile spread accros his face.He was so happy I smiled at him and went on my way. I had a mission and another spare chocolate to give away, These were grande too no skimping on small cups, Just along the street I knew there would be a old face, I never stopped to talk to him but hes a nice chap who stands with the sign for the chinese takeaway just opposite Princes mall, I always think he must have to stand there all day and not get a warm cuppa so he was my next target. I walked straight up to him, he was looking slightly nervous as this smartly dressed chap walked up to him with 2 cups in hand. I simply handed him one and said free chocolate, I bought one too many and you always look cold, honest there's no poison in it, I took a sip from mine to prove it to give him peace of mind, he took it and smiled broadly thanking me. I went on my way, this was getting addictive. Next was just at the omni centre, something I do on a regular basis but kind all the same (More people should do this and this is the first time I've had a thank you for it in a good while, people need to say please and thank you more often) I was walking in the door at the top and I just held the door open for the girl a few steps behind, she was cute though, she gave me a big grin and thanked me. I then bumped in to Daire, told her of my mission for the day and gave her my paper to read, this one was a act of kindness for me cos I was bored of carrying it (^_^) cheers Daire. I then went to visit my friend Suzi and fixed her shower (a bit it needs more work) and got her to come shopping for belts at TK Maxx along the road as I needed a new one and so did she. She chose a little green number that was reduced to £3 so I just bought it with my three, I then fixed her firefox as it was foolked. That's it for today, bring on Monday d=(^_^)=b