Color Me Katie, click here and see below, inspired me to simply DO something. I have so many ideas that never get taken out of my pocket. I got tired of this last week and took my 4yr old boy to a neighboring town and handed out gifts to unsuspecting women. They were sweet little gift boxes filled with cinnamon hearts and lip gloss - hence, the women targets - same vein as The Beautiful Woman Project. It's not "artsy" like Color Me Katie, but it was DOING something spontaneous. As an added bonus, it was teaching my little boy about something I want him to figure out for life: giving without expectation.
Our little pursuits found us confronting, among others, a mentally challenged young woman who had a difficult time accepting anything for herself. Two elderly ladies taking a leisurly stroll downtown who patted my boy on the head in earnest. And a middle-aged woman who was so startled she didn't know what to do with herself. Turned out to be quite the social experiment!