The original plan was for this list item to be accomplished with dry-erase marker… after a few test-runs on some of my own windows and mirrors beforehand, however, it turns out this method of defacing property is not of five-star quality. I knew I had to cross this item off of the list, the question was how, which leads to my favorite past-time of getting creative. My friend Shawna and I were spending time together at her house when she brought up my bucket list and suggested we do something on it. I wholeheartedly agreed, and this is the dot on the map that our figurative pin landed on. Using an old window paint marker leftover from homecoming, we began our little jaunt down the street. However, it’s easier said than done when you live in a tiny little town, where people’s cars are easily recognized and somebody’s neighbors are always watching. After walking and talking and walking some more, we took a leap of faith and chose a shiny blue car (obviously, it matched the marker), but not too shiny, because I didn’t want to ruin somebody’s brand new car wash. The next big question was what to write. I knew from the get-go that it had to be positive. So why not go with a classic? “Have a good day! (:” Cliche – unfortunately not the good kind either – but it worked. Gender neutral, not too specific, and generally socially acceptable.
The only part that bums me out is that I’ll never see the reaction to whomever the car belonged to. Then again, isn’t the point of a random act of kindness for the sole benefit of the recipient? How selfish of me! I have to also mention that we attempted #53, but Kool-Aid is a farce (I’ll post that picture on my Facebook fan page). Overall, the elusiveness of the true outcome of the day’s events made it worthwhile, even if we had a failed attempt thrown in the mix too. Have you done your random act of kindness today?
Love & Summer,