“Tell us about the time when you performed a secret random act of kindness — where the recipient of your kindness never found out about your good deed. How did the deed go down?” –The Daily Post
It’s late and I’m sleepy so I’m going to write about an example from today since it’s the first thing that comes to mind.
I was in Brookstone looking at the BoogieBoards. If you aren’t familiar with what they are, BoogieBoards are e-ink tablets that you can doodle on and completely reset thousands of times for endless notes and drawings. I wrote “Happy Holidays! PS: Please buy me!” on one and walked to the other side of the store to watch it from afar. I peered between displays to see how someone would react to my little joyful message left on the digital-canvas. Instead of getting any reaction, I got to watch a man and woman look at it for two seconds, click the “clear” button, and walk away. A clean slate and no sign of my holiday message ever being written. I guess that’s the beauty of the BoogieBoard. So much for making someone smile.