random acts of happiness

random acts of kindness are fine — compliments and cookies and whatnot — but i’ve always thought that random acts of happiness would be much, much better.  instead of trying to be kind, why not try to spread cheer?  it’s easy enough to help someone carry their groceries or cross the street, but what would it take to make someone measurably happier?  it’s a tall order, and i’m not entirely sure i’ve got the answer, but i’m up for the challenge.  i began today by having some silly poems that i wrote screen-printed onto balloons to disperse around the city.  the poems for the balloons are as follows:

“i talk to strangers
hoping to meet
someone like you”

“a day without you
is like a morning
without coffee”

“your smile
made me forget
my parking ticket”

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when jon got home from work, i enlisted his help finding locations for the balloons that would make people smile.

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we decided on the following:

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i also found a few things in the neighborhood that made me smile:

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we ended the night at lake calhoun where i began thinking of my next RAH (random act of kindness):

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  1. Pingback: maybe she’s a wildflower? flowers for strangers | apartmentwife

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