Monday, July 23, 2012

Mom was a watching tv the other day and saw a story that a man decided on his 56th birthday to do 56 random acts of kindness, as a gift to himself.  Mom thought that was such a great idea and was figuring out how she could do something like that when her birthday rolled around. (november) Saturday she was at the grocery store buying my fruits and she decided here was an opportunity right in front of her face to do something nice.  This is what happened.
She saw a man and two little boys by her car, waiting on someone in the store.  He immediately apolized to mom for standing so close to her car, but they didn't have air conditioning in their van and it was 500 degrees out so they had the doors open.  It was no big deal to mom that they were close to the car, and he seemed like a very nice man, maybe from Trinadad, cos of his beautiful voice.  Mom enjoyed talking to him.  Anyway after putting the cart up she decided to give the little boys some money to go get some ice cream.  She told their dad that she was trying to do some good things for her birthday (a was not her birthday) and she would like to give him some money to get the boys some ice cream. He didn't want to take it. (Now on tv everyone took the money he was handing out...Mom wasn't prepared for this!)  She said "oh no I would really like you to take it, it would make me really happy..." and the Man said he should be buying her something since it was HER birthday.  My mom just wanted to hide under the car cos she told a big lie, and she said, " no please take the money and get the boys some ice cream"  Only after arguing back and forth for awhile did he finally take the money.  He was laughing and having a good time, and probably never had to experience anything quite like that before. ( Mom said later he probably thought she was deranged and just took the money to get rid of her).  She said she was gonna have to come up with a much better plan next time.  I suggested she take things to the animal shelter....etc.  Poor Mom.


  1. What a great idea. Try that over here and they would think you are barking. Have a happy Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I loves loves loves the idea of paying it forward, too.
    Kindness is appreciated at all times.
    Love Noodles

  3. Funny how things turn out sometimes! Mom has a plan to do 40 good deeds during her 40th year. Not random necessarily but anonymously when possible. Although she's going to blog about it, but the recipients shouldn't know. She has one year to plan!