Friday, January 21, 2011

Want to join me in a random act of kindness?

As I watched that second Mumford & Sons video (see the previous post), a realization hit me: it's been way too long since I committed a seriously random act of kindness. The video, of course, made me think of balloons, which make people happy.

So, I'm going to give away some balloons.

You can join me if you'd like.

Here's the deal. Tomorrow, Saturday, January 22, 2011, I'm going to appear at 3:00 p.m. at some heavily trafficked location with at least a hundred bucks worth of balloons. I'm then going to give them away to people who walk by. If they ask why, I'll say whatever comes to mind, maybe "Just because," or perhaps, "Because balloons make people happy."

If you want to join me, email me--directly if you have my address, otherwise via the contact form on my site--by noon on Saturday, and I'll tell you where to meet me. Buy your own balloons, or help me give out mine; I don't care which you do. When they're gone, they're gone.

I don't have enough blog readers to call this a flash mob, and I know those are oh so very yesterday, so I'm just planning to do it on my own. If you want to join me, though, I'd be happy to have the company, so email me.

I'm hoping to make some people happy.


Ticia said...

What a beautiful idea! I really wish I lived close enough to be part of this magical experience.

To me, today's blog is the red balloon... You have brought a smile to my face.

Thank you!

Mark said...

Thanks for the kind words. I expect to be alone doing it, but I plan to do it.

Scott Luihn said...

Have Fun - Sarah turns 20 on monday so we are going up the mountain to take her to dinner. Yes I did type 20.....

Kyle said...

"If they ask why, I'll say whatever comes to mind, maybe 'Just because,' or perhaps, 'Because balloons make people happy.'"

See, I would just find it too hard not to say something like
"For tracking purposes"
"I work for the government"
"Because I love the eighties."
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?"

Mark said...

I'll avoid the first two for sure. The last two might work.

Mark said...

Wow, Scott, that is amazing.

J. Griffin Barber said...

Neat idea. Kyle has ideas much like my own.


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