Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Be Kind. No Exceptions

One of my new favorite blogs is one named Secret Agent L. The site is run by a lovely woman named Laura Miller. She started this project in July of 2009. Urged by a friend to perform a random act of kindness (RAK) she put a single hydrangea on a strangers windshield with a business card with her website/blog address on it. Since then she has performed numerous missions. She's also gotten others involved. She calls them "Affiliated Agents". I'm proud to be a new AA. I completed my first mission last month and had so much fun that I thought I'd share the details with you:

Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Location: Target, Abington, MA

Time: 4:45 P.M.

Being an Aunt to nine children and a nanny to many others I wanted to come up with something child related for my mission. As I was using a public restroom one day it hit me! I decided to leave a little something for a mom (or female caregiver) at the restroom changing table. I chose Target because it is one of my favorite stores and one that I always seem to be at. I thought that someone taking care of a child in diapers would appreciate some coupons for diapers and wipes. I also included a $5 Target gift card. Having a child in diapers can be expensive and hopefully this will ease the burden, somewhat, of paying for them.

I snuck into the ladies room and I was lucky enough to be alone. I was very nervous because the changing table is right next to the restroom door. After I left my package I put the changing table back in the upright position. I can't wait for someone to find it!!

As I was leaving I couldn't help but smile. It's such a good feeling!


  1. Love it! What a nice way to make your day and someone elses at the same time..Karma is all around you girl. We need more people like you in this world.. Keep up your good work...and oh most important....what kind of bargains did you get in Target that day?

  2. What a great idea! You'll have to let us know if and when you hear back from your recipient.
    I would be nervous too. If caught, would someone think you're crazy? What is the first thing that goes through someone's mind that finds that? Unfortunately, in this day and age, we're suspicious of random acts of kindness. I'm sure you made someone's day.