Simple Saturday: A Springtime Celebration of Kindness

My front yard phlox and verbenia...ripe for the picking. All right, Simple Saturday pal. We have to get our sly super-sneaks on. That's the name of the Simple Saturday covert game of the Springtime Celebration of Kindness. We have to work like a sleuth and fast, fast, fast!

Got the goods? The paper cup, ribbon, and some flowers (That we have asked permission to pick, I might add. If not, your parents might freak out if they discover a divert in their dahlias. Flowering weeds work wonderfully for this project - truly they do.). here's the backstory regarding this post. As a kid I moved all over the USA. While small measures of my vagabond-like childhood had downsides, most of it was amazing! Like, when I moved to Nebraska (I think it was Nebraska), and springtime arrived, all the kids engaged in the coolest game, which we're going to call the Simple Saturday Springtime Celebration of Kindness.

 The rules of the game were/are as follows.

  • Kids create a May basket like Dixie cup container by poking two holes in the lip of the cup. The piece of ribbon or string was/is strung and secured though the holes creating a handle-like extension of the basket/cup.
  • A small handful of flowers were/are arranged, Simple Saturday style, in the cup.
  • Once the basket/cup arrangement has been created, a team of kids decide upon which favorite neighbor they'd like to bestow their flowery gift upon. Then, the clan of kids would embark upon said chosen beloved neighbor's home, hang the basket/cup bouquet on said neighbor's front door knob, ring the bell, and then run like the devil!
  • Should the gift-givers become discovered, the delivery didn't count. If the recipient guessed who did it, the game was still on. They/you had/have to go back and do it all again with another neighbor in mind.

 The aspect that I love most about this game was/is the secretive nature of doing a good deed for another. The point to the game was to avoid getting found out. I love that! What a even more wonderful world this would be if we weren't so worried about getting credit for the kind deeds we do, ya think?

Heck, together let's spread Springtime a sly, covert, Simple Saturday kind of way. Wanna? Let's go!