Thursday, January 23, 2014

Random Act of Kindness #5- Crayola Bomb

"Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination." -Robert Fulghum. Stressful times aren't easy on anyone, especially the little ones who don't know what is happening or why mommy and daddy are crying. For this random act of kindness I purchased some coloring books and a box of 64 crayola crayons, yes with a built in sharpener, and I dropped them off at to our local emergency room. The security guard that I talked to told me that it is heartbreaking how many little children wait there for hours with out a clue of what is really going on behind the waiting room doors. She thanked me and told me this gift will be greatly appreciated by not only the children, but the families as a whole. I walked out of that hospital with a happy heart knowing that this random act will make a difference.

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