Last tuesday we were all about the Random Acts of Kindness.
Prior to that post I’d thought, rather pridefully, that not only was I giving but that I was soooo creative in the give as well.
After reading all your comments I was duly humbled.
While Im still all about the Jewish notion of giving anonymously you all proved to me there are far more ways to do that than I’d ever dreamed!
Two of your ideas which I am going to
entirely steal do this week:
*cut coupons out for any & everything, bring a roll of tape to the grocery and affix the coupons to the items. “Found money” for shoppers & my Toddler Tornado shall enjoy this activity as well.
*buy a few dozen carnations (or any flower for which I can best git the most bang for my meager bucks), attach a note which reads SMILE, and leave a flower on a windshield until I run out (of flowers. not of the parking lot. there’s a sentence which shall make literary agents clickaway in a heartbeat)
Ya’ll are AWESOME.
Last tuesday, however, my RAK was entirely unplanned/spontaneous (which, as many of you pointed out, is the bettermorefun way to go).
Not only did I accidentally do my Tuesday Testdrive in the process—- the appreciation which flowed back toward me from my neighborfriend really did serve to brighten *my* entire week.
Long story short I took my neighbor’s two kids off her hands for a few hours so that she might find that elusive sliver of peace & quiet for which we all (parents or not) search.
I had no plans to drag her two lovelies with me to the grocery (Im not that much of a multitasker) until one of them discovered this sitting in my office.
When I explained to her what it was for (I went the simple route. The “we bring this to the grocery to help us choose foods which are good for our bodies!” route.) her immediate response (much to my shock) was COOL! We’re going to the grocery?!
and my accidental TestDrive was born.
(alas Ive no video footage of the trip. Besides the fact I was almost arrested filming this —-Im not a fan of putting my own Tornado on film so Id never film anyone else’s cyclones either).
I have to say that the kids LOVED Supernoots (since my daughter is still too young to ‘get it’ entirely I’d assumed kids would enjoy it, but I didnt yet know for sure).
And, much to my surprise (or perhaps the fact that I made it into a rap. Im no Luda but the Semetic Sensation can bust a rhyme or two), they became all kinds of silly chanting the Supernoots tagline of Before you move mountains—-you need to move magnets!
(yes, even without filming we were thisclose to being asked to leave the store simply because we were laughing & having too much fun (it was highly suspicious I guess). Suffice it to say the management needed to be on the receiving end of a few RAK to lighten their collective moods.)
In my opinion the best thing about Supernoots for people of any age is that it empowers.
It’s a fab teaching tool for kids to help them grasp the different food groups and how, when combined, these foods help our bodies to be healthy and grow.
It’s also a FAB reminder for us (sigh) grownup-types that every food we CHOOSE to put in our bodies (& every magnet we move) is a CHOICE.
We totally have the power to create ourselves as we wish to be: healthy, vibrant, energetic & balanced.
As her RAK, Lori, the owner of Supernoots is GENEROUSLY giving one away to a member of the Bumbling Band.
How would you use yours to empower yourself or your children?
Hit us up in the comments & you mightcould be randomly selected to win….