Unless the person/family looked out the window at a delusional girl wearing a flowered dress, along with a gigantic sunhat and sunglasses, one random person/family received a bouquet of flowers from someone they may or may not ever see in real life. I’d been wanting to cross this item off my “Kind Acts and Volunteering” bucket list for a while now and decided that the other day was the day to do it.
To prepare, I made sure to put on a flowery dress, and, to add to how strange that sounds, I brought a big hat and sunglasses to add to the anonymity of the act. At the supermarket, I found what I think was a colorful bouquet of flowers for only $5. Although the price was cheap, I figured that no matter what the price, people would still enjoy receiving free flowers.
Before I had left for the store I had written a note to leave on the flowers (you can read it in the photos above), to ensure that an angry husband or wife wouldn’t accuse one another of being unfaithful and to make them aware of my summer bucket list project in the hopes that one day they will start their own or pass on a kind act. I made sure to put in the note that if they are not “plant people,” they should please pass the flowers on to a loved one or close friend. Unfortunately, in today’s world, some people may still be suspicious and throw the flowers out, but I hope that in this case, the family, couple, individual, etc, was able to enjoy them.
From the supermarket, I drove farther down the road for about ten minutes and found what I think was the perfect area. The houses were in what I felt was a private enough area/set back enough so that someone driving by wouldn’t steal the flowers (not that I think many people are flower thiefs). I walked to a house where there was a car to ensure people lived there and that was far enough from the main road, just to add to the aspect of mystery again. I grabbed the flowers, put on my hat and sunglasses (I know, I’m a weirdo), quickly walked up to the house, left the flowers, and walked away as quickly as I could.
Although I may never know who received them, it was so much fun doing this bucket list item and it’s also exciting imagining the looks on their/his or her face when they open the door. My one error was that I couldn’t remember whether the price tag was on a sign above the flowers at the store or on the actual flowers; if it was on the actual flowers, it means I left the price tag on, but even if they were cheap, who can turn down free flowers?
So have any of you done a similar act or have something similar on your bucket lists? I’d love to hear from you guys!
I just want to remind everyone that there is an exciting August giveaway going on right now, so please either check out the “August Giveaway” page or the post below this one to learn more about the prizes you can win!