Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Receiver End of RAK

Today, someone on my street performed a random act of kindness for the whole neighborhood. I'm in charge of the Adopt a Highway clean up of our one mile road. Yesterday, the weather was so gorgeous, I grabbed a couple of trash bags and set out. I made it to the end of the street on one side and loaded one bag. I pulled the other out of my back pocket, did a u-turn and started on the other side. I found the mother-load of beer bottles, Rolling Rock Light to be exact. These green glass bottles quickly filled my orange bag and I couldn't lift it. With more trash along the road, I gathered and made small piles to be picked up tomorrow on the way to the dump.

This morning, I set off with the garbage and recyclables from my house loaded on the truck. I started looking for the piles I had made. They were gone. As I rounded the corner, I found my full orange bag with a smaller white bag beside it. All of the piles I made yesterday had been picked up by an anonymous trash collector! This made me smile! I loaded the bags on the truck and hauled them to the dump. Even the grumpy guy that works there got a smile from me today!

This made me feel so good, I'm going to Starbucks tomorrow, just so I can purchase coffee for the guy behind me!

Have a wonderful day!

9 comments:

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

How wonderful I love RAK!

Yarni Gras! said...

oh that WAS a good one! I got one too...a lady in line at Hancock's turned to me and gave me her online coupon! yay RAK!

Kerry said...

That was so sweet:-) The RAK is definately something I want to try and continue to do monthly.....what could be better than just knowing that you made someones day in some small way:-)

Melinda Cornish said...

good for you! You probably inspired someone to help out with the job.......

Sherry said...

RAK's are a wonderful way to brighten someone's day and I'm glad you were the recipient!!

Sherry

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

What fun! I like that they left the bag next to yours. I would have thought "where did the trash go? I hope it didn't blow away"

gin said...

that turned out so good. you started a chain reaction!!

Jeanne said...

AAK & RAK are always such a great feeling! No matter what end you are on! :0)

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

That is just wonderful! Have a lovely day.