White Dog stopped at the door and pulled Steve back into the house. She and The Other White Dog were on their way to be groomed and he was running late. "What?" Steve asked trying to get her back out of the door. White Dog looked at the duck jerky bag. "No treats now; we have to get going!" he responded but WD insisted on the bag...but she didn't want the treats (I discovered as I held one out), just the bag. Then it dawned on me.
Today is Official Random Act of Kindness Day. White Dog wanted to bring treats to share with the others at the Spa! Once Steve carried the bag, she pranced out at his side.
The day is, just as it says, a celebration of life by committing a kindness to someone unexpectedly and without provocation. Kind of a surprise niceness attack. What a great idea, The White Dog Army agreed, but why do humans need a special day for that? I left the question unanswered and challenged Puff and Nuka (who stayed home with me) to think of random acts.
SAWD, came up with the idea of a bottled water and cookie treat bag for the mailman. He knocked on the window and waved a "thanks." AWD came out into the yard to put sunflower seeds out for the birds. We sent bright yellow daffodils to a friend going through hard times, in hopes they would make her smile.
The big kids came home fluffy and white and anxious to join in the fun. When WD's trainer (a family friend now) phoned after a stressful work day, we invited her over for tea and White Dog love. As we caught up on FaceBook, Quinn suggested we make a small donation to a rescue which allowed a transport driver to afford the drive from the NW coast to California.
We did kind things for each other, too. Michael shared some new music. White Dog allowed SAWD to sit in her window seat even though she really wanted to. Nuka gave TOWD a kiss.
None of the things we did were earth shattering or monumental...but we like to think that we did make a difference by adding to the Positive Energy of the Universe. It felt good from this end, too!
Did you do anything to celebrate? If not, it is not too late, you know!