“Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will show up.”
– Children’s author Isa Zapata
Patty and I returned to theCHIVE Venice HQ after Seattle Chive Fest to kick off #RAKit week here at theCHIVE. We remembered a time back in the day when we’d leave a lottery ticket on our dinner tabs in addition to the tip. Those $1 scratchers never failed to make our server’s day; the little lottery ticket was more than a dollar, in some strange way it represented just a tiny bit of hope.
So Patty and I ventured out to the Venice Boardwalk to RAK lottery tickets. We also had a special surprise, a brand new iPad Air with us to give to give to some deserving person we met on the boardwalk.
Share your story with us using the hashtag #RAKit.
I met a kind young lady named Katarie skateboarding down the boardwalk. I handed her some tickets and she stopped to chat, “So are these real?? It’s cool if they are but why are you doing this?”
I told her about theCHIVE and RAKit and she asked if we grew vegetables?
I asked Katarie if she was from Venice and she told me she’d just arrived from Hawaii. Katarie had recently dropped out of college because she couldn’t afford it anymore, “I’m going to go back (to school) when I can afford it but at the moment I’m bouncing from shop to shop handing out my resume and hoping for the best….“I just want a job, I’m a hard worker but today hasn’t gone so good, there’s not much out there. If you know anybody looking for a qualified retail worker, here’s my resume. Thanks so much for the tickets, mister, this is the best thing that’s happened to me today. I could use some luck.”
Surely that deserves the iPad. When I handed it to her she could scarcely believe it.
“This isn’t fake???!!! It’s heavy! There’s really an iPad in here isn’t there??!!!
This week we begin #RAKit week and all we’re trying to do is make the world 10% happier with small Random Acts of Kindness. You can feel free to share your story and inspire people using the hashtag #RAKit or you can keep your RAK personal, it’s totally up to you.
The point is just to have a little fun and take an extra minute out of our day to put a smile on somebody’s face, and that’s something the world could use just a little bit more of these days.