Earth Day


Bullock Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island

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Another Secret Mission

This week, I went on another secret mission and this time it involved flowers. My adventure was inspired by Dream Lab – a little summer project meant to encourage rest, play and the power of kindness.

My idea was simple, really. I bought a bundle of flowers from a local grocery store, attached notes to each of them and went for a walk early Sunday morning to deliver them randomly.

I felt sneaky when I placed this one in my neighbors newspaper…

…and giddy when I decorated a neighbor’s car.

By the time all of the flowers were delivered, I felt like I’d been on a joyous adventure. It was so much fun thinking about who would receive the flowers and how it would make them feel. Would it land on the doorstep of someone who really needed a bit of kindness today?, I wondered. And would they pass the kindness on in some way? I hope so.

What I learned from this secret mission is the same thing I learned from the last one. For me, the delight is in the delivery. I felt like I made an effort to put something good out into the world, and what I got back was tremendous joy.

That’s why random acts of kindness are this week’s one nice thing.

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