Monday, January 23, 2012

Bad News from my Mom

She called today.
She had bad news.
It went like this...

" are not 38.  I don't know if you know this...but you will be 42.  Sorry to bring you that bad news.  I remember when that happened to me one year."

OK, so here is the deal.  I know I'm not 38.  The reason I know I am not 38 is because everything fell apart when I was 39 and that has been about 3 years.  I'm not super great at math but 39 plus 3 years is 42.

But...the girl whose idea I am copying is 38.  And I figured it out 38 days before my birthday.  I decided that was more than just coincidence.  So, I figured that as long as I was copying someone else's idea of 38 Random Acts of Kindness, I might as well following it EXACTLY.

Here is the line up so far:
Day 38:  made treats for someone that I normally wouldn't
Day 37:  supposed to help Sister M. figure out how to read her scriptures on her Nook, but she was sick and didn't come to church so had to go with a backup plan and write a thank you note.  (maybe I can ROAK her next Sunday).
Day 36:  Made some for Lillie and 2 to give away.  I was going to make one for Lillie anyway, the 2 extras were the ROAK.

And when I cleared up the number thing with mom, she told me to chalk up a few RAOK for her:
she led the music in RS at the last minute, she is finding dinner for the multitude of sick and needy people in her neighborhood, and she is deciding to do some family history which she will begin immediately.

So, if you want to join in...please do some ROAK.  one or many.  maybe some will pay it forward.  Leave a note for me to keep track.  or just do a little anonymous ROAK.  either one.  it won't hurt.


.. said...

I love that you are doing this! I want to help out too. I'll message you some ROAK's I'll do.

Shannon said...

oops...that was me, Shannon, above. Logged into the wrong gmail account.