I would like to ask my friends and followers to designate and keep this December 17 as Random Acts of Kindness Day. On December 17, make a difference in someone’s life. Even if only to bring a smile to their face. Show love, compassion and Christian charity with a simple RAK and expect nothing in return. Believe me; your act will be paid forward to others. And what better time than the Christmas season? Why do I ask this?
On December 17, 2008, my life and the lives of my children were forever changed. As I was leaving the house to go Christmas shopping, I received a call. My high-school sweetheart and husband of 28 years (at that time) was very ill. In the hours that followed we learned he had Stage 4 colon cancer and the doctors gave him mere months. Those who knew Ed, saw an upstanding Christian man who would give you the shirt off his back if only to help someone. Ed went Home on October 6, 2010. I plan to honor his memory with RAK day.
If I had the financial means, I would love to make a charitable donation in Ed’s honor somewhere but that is not possible. I could put beautiful flowers on Ed’s grave, but that would not make a difference to anyone except give me a measure of peace. So, I’m asking anyone who reads this post to please SHARE this post, however you see fit. Help me get the word out via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.
On December 17, make a difference to someone and expect nothing in return. On that day, simply post: December 17, 2012 RAK day. #BeTheChange #EdRIP #payitforward
Edward Ray Middlebrook – September 20, 1961-October 6, 2010