31 Random Acts – Second Recap

Hi y’all.  Apologize for the delay in providing an update on 31 Random Acts on the blog.  Have you been following along on Instagram?

For this recap, I want to continue to thank our strong and mighty group of *now* nine participants with 51 total acts completed thus far!   If you’re interested in participating, it is never too late to jump in and spread some good around this month.  Here is the link to the how-to post if you want some more information on how to get started.

As for my challenge, I hope to finish my ten remaining acts in the next week or so.  But, for now, here is a flashback to my favorite acts during the second recap.

A big thanks to my cousin, Megan, who devoted a big chunk of her weekend visiting D.C. to helping me complete random acts.  Here is one of our favorites from that weekend – a drop off of Halloween fun for patients at a local children’s hospital.

Megan and I also enjoyed giving Subway sandwiches to the homeless.  Most were very grateful for the food!

I left flowers and a little note on a car in the parking lot of a church hosting an AA meeting.  I have no idea if the person was actually participating in the meeting, but I hope that he/she enjoyed the flowers and encouraging words anyways!

Here is a reminder image of my random acts.  I still have #2, #6, #11, #17, #19, #20, #21, #22, #26, and #28 left.  A surprisingly hard one: “Compliment the first five people you encounter one day.” Any ideas on how to complete my acts are greatly appreciated! :)

“Never forget that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead


Hola y’all! I’ve been working on a longerish post this week and it’s just not ready for prime time yet. I guess that’s what happens when you do this whole blogging thing part time. Le sigh.

Anyways, the good news is that sometimes I write random things that never make it to this here blog. So, I dug one up for you today. They say deep emotions can create some pretty interesting writing….


Compare me to a honeysuckle
A lollipop, sugary pucker
A sweet ending to a life undiscovered

Compare me to a shiny thing
The one in between
Your first true love
And the one wearing your ring

Shake me up
Go ahead and
Pour me on the rum
That you sip on
When you want some

Tell me
What happens when you mix sweet and salty?
Briny? Sour?
The escaping light from the darkest hour?
What happens when you mix discombobulated shit
that don’t work together?

The sweet always come on fast
The first to crush, the first to cast
Too easy to pass up
But never enough
To make it last

The sweet always think to change
Become deranged, find a new name
But then I remember
that the sweetest things
can leave the bitterest forever.