At the beginning of this week, I posted about this concept about “paying it forward” inspired by our trip to New Orleans. You can read about it here.
I think I picked the wrong week to start this because I am a crabby, crabby mess. I blame it on peri-menopause and hormones because, let’s face it, what the hell else is there to blame it on? Not even the Blackhawks winning the first game of the Stanley Cup could flip me out of my funk. I think I counted AT LEAST 5 people I wanted to punch in the throat.
On top of all that, I had computer issues. Big ones. It’s a very good thing I didn’t throw the damn computer out the window a couple times. My children and husband have been running for cover for the last few days. I feel sorta bad about this, but believe me, I believe I am acting rationally. Doesn’t everyone cry, laugh and then yell all in one sit-down dinner? No? Well too darn bad…for 2 or 3 days out of the month, I do!
By the way, I wish I had a Red Tent to retreat to…(literal reference to one of my favorite books. Go read it!)
But here it is…
I started something and I want to follow through with it.
For our first week, we bought a small geranium and made a card.
We wrote a little note inside it…
And left it on a park bench…
We didn’t see who took it, but in my mental state, I actually thought to myself, “Self, what if no one takes it and it’s just sitting there all night long and this nice gesture is left there to fall over and geese poop on it?”
Well, someone must’ve taken it, because I did check back an hour later and it was gone. And my bad mood was gone too. It felt really, really good to imagine someone picking it up, being surprised and taking it home.
What did YOU do? I would love to hear all about it.
If you have a blog, feel free to link in and link back to your blog.
If you don’t have a blog, please just use the comment section to tell me (and everyone else) all about it. I can’t wait to hear all about it.