Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Blue Monday Brigade

Supposedly, this last Monday was calculated to be the most depressing day of the year for 2012. "Blue Monday" falls around the 3rd or 4th week of January every year and is based on calculations of weather, holidays, failed resolutions etc. I decided to spread a little cheer on this dismal day and form a "Blue Monday Brigade" with Persephone. We spent the day doing random acts of kindness together. Persy's favorite service was leaving bags of quarters on all the machines in our local laundromat with a little note that said, "Take a 'load' off and have a joyful day!" She also thought it was hilarious when I camped out in the grocery store parking lot and waited until I saw a weary parent with children and then left a bag of chocolates on their car and drove away. We had so much fun doing various kindly deeds that I might make this a new family tradition.

6 comments:

Missy said...

Brilliant idea! I'm going to mark this on my calendar. Thanks for all the great ideas :)

si tu veux said...

Absolutely the cutest way to spend a day! You are wonderful. Happy day to you!

Diannec said...

I hadn't heard of blue Monday, but this was a great way to spread cheer no matter what day you did it. Things like this can make a big difference in people's lives. Sometimes just knowing someone cares lifts a load of sorrow.

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Jodi said...

What a wonderful idea! I might have to start this tradition myself.

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