"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Monday, September 14, 2009

Giving Away Flowers to Random Stranger

The project:
Give a bouquet of flowers to a random stranger - in this case, the gas station attendant locked away in a dreary box on a beautiful day.


Why bother?
At Peach Days, the girls and I each made our own flower arrangements at the garden club's activity. As we prepared to depart Utah today, E and I left our arrangements with our host and hostess to help brighten their day. V opted to give hers to the attendant. When 6-year-old V presented the gift, the attendant was confused. "For me," she asked with a smile. "Why," she continued. "Because you looked like you needed it. You're stuck in that box," V said.

Worth it?
Absolutely - particularly since it was my daughter who did the giving and got the direct feedback.

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