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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Gave flowers to strangers.
Flowers for you.
Today a kind act touched 2 people’s lives at an elderly home. My wife made two really special floral bouquets and we jumped in the car and drove them down to the home.
The local paper often has this home listed in obituaries. When we explained that we simply wanted to give these bouquets away Rose (staff) looked at us with bewilderment. A random act of kindness we shared. We asked her to present them to two people she felt could use them most. Someone who had no visitors and it would make their day brighter. When she asked our name we laughed and said that it was not important, she looked at us again bewildered.
These flowers were grown from a tiny little area we have for a backyard. (40x30 feet).
This was an interesting experience and really made our hearts smile. (I ride motorcycles, have a few tattoo’s, and here I was carrying flowers! I didn’t mind one bit)
On the things my wife an I do together we like to get in and out quickly. On the way out we couldn’t open the doors! Rose chuckled and said she would do us a random act of kindness and with that she put in a code for the doors (safety issue)to let us out. Everyone laughed and we were gone quick as you know.
This would be such a nice project for gardening hobbyists to do. Just pick a spot your heart tells you to drop them off at. Think of how many lives this would brighten. These elders have helped pave the road the younger live on. Many were in wheelchairs watching the door. Some looked with hope in their eyes that maybe we were their visitors.
So many lives, like these, need to know that someone cares. These homes and hospitals are in every town.