Saturday, May 30, 2009


Little Rock has a festival every Memorial Day weekend- music mostly but lots of other things to do and see. We went this year. A great time, but rain!

While leaving the festival, I decided to give away the tickets we had purchased (needed to buy concessions)... maybe $10 worth? As quickly as I decided this, I approached the first person I came to. Holding out the tickets and said, "Would you like these?" He was a young fellow and I think my offer struck him off-guard... probably was wary of an offer from a stranger... A young lady in his group though immediately spoke up and agreed to take them... the guy quickly handed off the tickets to her.

Maybe I embarrassed him? He did not want to take charity? Not comfortable with it? Maybe I should have handled it a different way-- left the tickets somewhere they would be found.

The next day was Sunday. Still raining. We went out for breakfast. Our waitress was apparently stiffed on a tip by some people at a table nearby. We doubled our tip to help out.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Missed Opportunity

In the break room at work, I started "accidentally" leaving my change when I buy something from the vending machine... a nice little surprise for somebody to find later!

Also this week at work, the bloodmobile stopped by. I did not give.

My excuse is that I had a bad experience the first time I gave blood, I almost passed out. That's been about 20 years, I suppose I should give it another try, next time.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

More Doings

I mowed the neighbor's yard yesterday while they weren't looking.

A kid in line ahead of me at the store check-out line was 38 cents short. I chipped in the rest. In a few minutes, he came back to me with the money. He never said a word! Too embarrassed, I guess.

Gave the waitress 25% tip at restaurant today.

Found a webpage on MSN lifestyles/ Moments of Joy, people talking about examples of random acts of kindness done to them. I took notes... some great ideas on more stuff to do. Maybe I can post a link here...

Monday, May 4, 2009

This week:

Bought girl scout cookies, boy scout candy.

Gave to the autism research

Bought a paper poppy for the Veterans- Ladies Auxillary