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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Random Act of Kindness Adventure!

Betsy, at My Five Men, is doing something fun this month and she invited us to join her.  She thought that February would be a great month to do some random acts of kindness.  She's going to be posting and having a link up every Friday.  I've decided to join in and I've had fun thinking about what to do.  Here's what I came up with for this week.

 
I was thinking about who I could do something for and it struck me that when we do something like this, it's usually for people we don't know.  That's fine, but I thought it would be fun to do something nice for my hubby who is so good to me!
He loves baked goods, so I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies and brought a batch to his work.  The cookies all disappeared before he came home.  He said they all liked them.

I packaged up another batch of cookies for some people who have been working long hours and are often not shown much appreciation - the road commission guys.  With the winter we've had they've been working a lot of double shifts and weekends, but I still seem to hear a lot of complaints about mailboxes that are knocked over and plows throwing snow into peoples driveways.
I don't even know where the base is for our local guys, but I know someone whose husband does this.  I brought this batch to her workplace and told her to have her husband take them to work, with thanks for clearing our roads.
It was fun doing this and I'm looking forward to next week!

26 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, I love it! What a great idea. I think I'll send goodies to my hubby's work, too. Maybe next week.

The road crew...that's brilliant. I'm sure they are exhausted. I bet they hear lots of complaints and not many thanks. You probably stunned them with the cookies! :)

Thanks for joining in! So much fun!

Blackberry Lane said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I know the cookies were very much appreciated. Bless you!

Wanda said...

Coming over from Betsy. Love what you did. How sweet to do it for your hubby.

And the road crew...Wow.How they must have appreciated your act of kindness.

Isn't this going to be fun!

Jean Stauffer said...

What a meaningful way to show appreciation, Mari! I would have loved to see that road crew with those cookies. Bet they didn't last long at all!

Terri D. said...

I joined in on something like this, over on Facebook. I have six people to do a random act of kindness for, sometime during 2014. Any random act of kindness is a good thing! I love your idea to give cookies to the road crews. Much deserved, and I'm sure they loved it.

Terri said...

I love the road crew idea. I just might have to do that for our guys too - great way to show our appreciation for them!

Terra said...

How very thoughtful, and the road crews work in hard conditions and probably get complaints so they will doubly appreciate your goodies.

ancient one said...

What a beautitul idea...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...both, such sweet endearing works of kindness Mari!! In all honesty, I think your commentary was a wonderful act of kindness for you sharing what you did. Made us all feel good inside.

Simply Linda said...

What a wonderful idea. Blessings

Kathy G said...

I actually thought about bringing treats to our city's road crew this week--our local roads have been plowed much better than the county or state roads!

Cheri said...

I love that you did this for the road commission guys- such a great idea!

Rebecca said...

What a great idea - and REALLY good-looking cookies :)

Deb said...

What an awesome idea for the "Month of Love." Those cookies look delicious!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Lovely, lovely idea, Mari. We would all be much happier if we worked less at "solving" our own problems and worked more at lightening the burdens of others. Everybody's having a tough time! Thanks for this most inspirational post. I know the recipients of your kindness and generosity will be touched and warmed by both. xoxo

Sola Scriptura said...

How sweet! I love the big bow around the plate of cookies. This is good inspiration for me, thanks!!

Justabeachkat said...

Great idea Mari!

Hugs, Kat

Cherdecor said...

A random act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted. You did good, Mari!

111 LaLa Lane said...

My first trip to your blog and glad I stopped by. This is an awesome idea. I want to do something now.

Sandra said...

What a wonderful idea Mari, I bet they all enjoyed their home baked cookies :)

Susan said...

Two great choices of blessing for sure!!

Bonnie said...

How fun! What a great idea!!

Beth said...

That's wonderful! I've been thinking of doing something similar because being penned up with no school has gotten me down.

White Lace and Promises said...

Need to do a little of that myself! Thanks for your prayers.

LL Cool Joe said...

What a great idea! Shame I can't cook!

Gunn said...

Smart idea!
I might follow it :)

And so nicely done! with the way you put the colorful ribbon on the top.