In the spirit of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H Reynold's charming book, Plant a Kiss,18 bloggers set out to "Plant a Kiss" in the world on April 29. We each did something we thought would spread a little extra joy, color, connection, poetry, or magic in the world. Then we watched to see what would happen! Today all of us are posting about that experience. Click here (http://www.simplycelebrate.net/plant-a-kiss-day-2013) where you can find links to all of the participating bloggers and hop around to see how each woman was uniquely inspired to celebrate Plant a Kiss Day.
Here is how we planted kisses:
Perhaps the greatest gift we can give to the children entrusted to our care is to craft a world full of joy, goodness, imagination, and kindness.
With an 8week old in tow this year, I felt that I may be taking on a bigger project than I could feasibly pursue, but our 9 and 10 year old reminded me that joy is created one small moment at a time. They suggested that we buy a dozen roses, go to the library, and pass out the flowers. On their own, they colored signs for the Day. You would think it was Christmas Eve they were so excited for PAK day when they went to sleep.
We ventured out in near 100 degree heat to plant some happiness seeds.
The very first person the girls gave flowers to said - "Thank you so much, it's been quite a long time since anyone has given me roses." - which was a statement that made the entire venture full and complete.
Surprisingly, one woman did refuse a rose. I told the girls that it's an interesting choice when someone is willing to give of themselves and they are refused. She probably could have used this act of kindness more than any other person we met that day. At the end of the day, we all felt sorry for this person to have missed an opportunity to feel a little happier.
Without further todo, here is the delight we experienced on PAK 2013.
Do you want to see last year's Plant a Kiss with my husband the magician?Click here to read about the full magic of the 2012 PAK day & watch the video (warning: may bring happy tears :) )
Did you plant any kisses? Will you? Oh please do. The world could use some loving kindness. XO