guerrilla goodness gone disastrous…
September 1, 2008
I must tell you that there are times when guerrilla goodness isn’t exactly all sweetness and light. Supersisters and Guerrilla Goodness teamed up after Jen came up with this awesome idea for some first day of school love.
The idea was to leave the kids walking to school some anonymous sidewalk chalk messages of encouragement for a new school year.
Josiah wasn’t sure he wanted to go in the first place, he felt a little embarrassed doing something at his own school. We had a huge drama over illegal video game play earlier and Jack felt horrible so he was ready for anything redemptive in nature. I wasn’t totally convinced we should go after all but was hopeful it might turn a bad day around.
We went anyway and everyone started to get into it once we were there. Josiah had a great idea for a message about making new friends. Here it was:
The only problem was that an overtired Jack said he was thinking of a similar message just for kindergarteners and was devastated that his older brother beat him to the punch. He melted into tears, so we wrote another message in his words but we struggled to recover. It’s okay though, some days are better than others in kindness work and it’s always good to try.
It was such a lovely idea, you can still join us even if you missed the first day. Sometimes you need more encouragement the second day after everything sets in a bit.
Here’s hoping your kindness adventure goes a little smoother than ours! Have a great first day!