Random Acts of Kindness

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 11 May 2019

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This book was uplifting. Its told in a short story format that makes reading easy to stop and start as needed. In a tense, politically charged environment, this book was pure joy. This book restores hope that people still look out for each other, still care, and still listen. This book was an easy, quick read with great short stories.
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Fabulous story that allows the reader to bask in good deeds where kindness abounds. Great concept and great execution!
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A movie producer / author and a journalist collaborated to find uplifting stories of real life kindnesses, the author inspired by the journalist’s Good Sam story about a stranger buying a van for a single mom. The tales of compassion and giving are divided into thematic chapters: Kindness at Any Age, Finding Purpose Through Kindness, Connecting to Others Through Kindness, Unique Ways of Showing Kindness, and Kindness Movements. The Good Sams come in all ages, from children to seniors, answer requests or volunteer where needs are seen, and give from their hearts with no expectations, building unexpected relationships, businesses, and movements. From a 9-year-old inventor to a 100-year-old seamstress, from an interior designer to a farmer, from a veteran to a veterinarian, from bikers to a college student, individuals give back to their community. It’s a definite must-read book of heartwarming humanity. Those seeking the goodness in people will find it here. I was fortunate to receive this wonderful book of true-life stories of compassion in a giveaway.
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Highlights random acts of kindness all over the country.  Heartwarming and uplifting.  You will want to share this book with all your friends.
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Thank you Melrose Hill Publishing and Netgalley for this ARC.

Rachel Greco is a journalist who, getting bogged down by all the negative, sad news stories she was immersed in, decided  to focus heavily on the positive news stories she found instead,

The result is this wonderful co-authored book of true short stories, all with the common theme of kindness and empathy.

This book will bring smiles, love, awe and tears as you read the amazing things people from all walks of life have done, to help others who are not so fortunate.  

How different the news and the world would be if the positive stories where highlighted for the world every day and wars were center d on kindness and empathy.
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The power of Random Acts is Kindness lies in actively triggering and inspiring the reader to realize how important and even easy it is to step up and be kind to others. This book has done an excellent job in transferring the feeling and moments described in the stories, it is as if you’re living through these stories. I highly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone around me. This books reminds us of what is important in life.
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Enjoyed this book. Kept me interested all the way through. Would recommend to a fellow reader.  Love the cover.
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What a amazing uplifting and inspirational book! The book reminds us  to be good to others and that kindness really can and does still exist in this world.  The stories are heartwarming and will make you laugh and cry.  Take some inspiration from these stories , it could change your life.
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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. If you are looking for a little pick me up in life, this book it's for you. All the stories about random acts of kindness will make you smile, laugh and cry. It may also make you create your own acts of kindness.
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"Random Acts of Kindness" contains dozens of feel-good stories about ordinary men and women who saw a need and chose to fill it. Dete Meserve and Rachel Greco chronicle these kind acts in this book. 
The writing is engaging, and the book is enjoyable to read. I appreciated the quotes about kindness at the end of each chapter. I was surprised, though, that all the random acts of kindness included in this book have received national attention, and I am already familiar with most of them. I was hoping to read stories of unsung heroes. 
Ultimately, the book inspires hope and it's a good reminder that kindness still exists and that each of us can practice kindness every day. I know I'm motivated now to look actively for needs and see how many I can fill with kind acts.
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This is a book that is a pleasure to read to remind us of good deeds in this day and age. It does not take a lot of work to begin something to bring joy and a smile to others.  This book gives examples of such deeds. This is a feel good book. A very good read. Thanks to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for the arc of this book in return for my honest review. Receiving the book in this manner did not have any bearing on my review.
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What an inspiring book!  I could hardly put it down!  .
I would highly recommend this inspirational and amazing book to everyone! 
**Review given honestly and freely after receipt of a reader copy. This opinion is completely my own and was not influenced in any way.**
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This book will uplift you and remind you there is still good in the world. This is a collection of true stories about people and their random acts of kindness. I enjoyed it and highly recommend it. 

I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy free of charge. This is my honest and unbiased opinion of it.
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Wonderfully heartwarming true stories about ordinary people doing nice things for others who are down on their luck or just need a helping hand. Many are given without the recipients knowledge. 
In this world where so much of the news is about violence, tragedy and sadness, it's so nice to read something good for a change. 
Many thanks to the authors Dete Meserve and Rachel Greco for writing this 5 star worthy book. Thanks also go to NetGalley for allowing me to read an arc of this book for my true and unbiased opinion.
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A wonderful non-fiction companion to Good Sam, Random Acts of Kindness is a current Chicken Soup for the Soul. Really enjoying these stories-- great solace in tough times. Just bought a bunch to give as gifts!
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Dete Meserve and Rachel Greco, authors of “Random Acts of Kindness” have given us a book that shows us this world we live in is not all bad.  This book will make you cry with tears of joy.  The selfless acts that are happening counteracts the negativity in this world.  There are really good people that do things out of the kindness of their heart not for recognition or gain.  If we all did one random act of kindness a day this world would be a better place to live.  Kindness attracts kindness.  This is a very inspirational and emotional book.  It will leave you feeling so good.  When I see the bad things happening in this world I will be picking this book up to show me there is goodness and restore my faith in humanity. I highly recommend this book. I will be buying several to give to friends and family.
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I loved this collection of stories about the better side of human nature. I understand that it was the inspiration for Dete Meserve's novel "Good Sam" and I can see why. This is definitely a "feel good" book that you will find yourself picking up more than once.
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I really like the idea of this book - spreading kindness and positivity throughout our lives. However, this book just didn't win me over. Maybe I would have liked it more if it was written in a "children's book" style - with pictures of people helping/influencing each other. Something about the stories had me feeling removed and I wonder how that boundary could be chopped down.

With all of that said, the stories were very kind and heartwarming. This is a good book to pick up on a rainy day or for a quick fix on kind humanity!
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Random Acts of Kindness is a collection of uplifting stories that reminds us that there are a whole lot of good people living amongst us in the world. In the midst of the crazy and negative world we live in, it's refreshing to read about people's kind and selfless acts. This is somewhat reminiscent of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books from way back when.
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Inspirational for sure. A great reminder that there is still a lot of good in the world. A random ack of kindness can have a ripple effect. Enjoyed reading this book.
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