July 21, 2012
Today was the day! Team KindnessGirl met to run Color Me Rad with part of the proceeds going to our friends at the Special Olympics. I originally had grand plans of kindness missions happening while we ran, team pictures*, and messy amazing color- while the other plans were foiled we did get some CRAZY color. SO much so, that I am still trying to get the blue out of my nose after 20 Q-tips…yes, 20!
…and so it occurred to me that while we often ask folks to do kind acts for others- I wondered if it would be rad to leave missions for people/strangers to find and then do on their own. We called this Guerrilla Goodness mission Color Me Kind…
Each little pack had a hand written invitation for the finder to complete one of the following missions:
Leave a FAT tip for a dishwasher at your favorite restaurant. Don’t forget a note of thanks!
Pay for a friend’s next race registration, then tell them to pass it on.
Corral some grocery carts at the store parking lot, then leave a note at the desk for the worker thanking them for all they do. You can also leave a small gift card.
Ding Dong Ditch a bouquet of flowers to your bestie with a kind note, then tell them to pass it on.
We included some Kindness Changes Everything stickers and left them on cars in the parking lot after the race. It was rad…and kind…and fun. Now to see what kindness comes.
All I could think about the entire time I ran was how much my kids would have loved it…so I picked up a few packets of color and some white t-shirts and took the party home.
Pass this mission idea on to anyone in San Diego, Vancouver, Columbus or any of the other upcoming race dates because kindness seems to be the perfect match for this rad run…like so perfect they should get married and have babies together! Thanks Color Me Rad- RVA loves you!
* so very sorry to anyone that we missed at the run today…please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to send you one of the little mission packs we gave out today!