22 August 2009

So Many Missions Saturday

Oh, boy. Ohboyohboyohboy. Has Secret Agent L got some missions for you! Sit back, everyone. Get comfy. You're about to witness some serious Agents of Kindness working their magic all over the country. And this is only a few of them from the Secret Agent L inbox! There's more to come!

Secret Agent L is overwhelmed by the response to this project and thanks you from the bottom of her heart for your genuine interest in making this world a reflection of kindness, love, selflessness, and peace. She thanks God for you daily.

Mission #1: Travel Bag

Completed by: Affiliated Agent S

Location: Orlando, Florida. MCO Airport.

Date: Agent did not specify.

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Affiliated Agent S states: "Nothing makes me more impatient than long lines in security at the Orlando Airport. All those liquids needing to be screened in perfect quart sized, clear bags, NOT GALLON SIZED, shoes needed to be removed, laptops taken out and put in bins ALL ALONE AND YOU BETTER NOT EVEN PUT YOUR SUNGLASSES IN IT OR THEY WILL SEND IT BACK, belts taken off, pockets emptied, cell phones silenced, jackets ripped off, etc. Then get re-dressed while everyone stares at each other as if we are all back home hanging with our families. It is stressful. It is invasive. It is darned uncomfortable.

"On that note, I felt that a weary, stressed out traveler needed a pick-me-up. This travel bag was our mission. Inside there are 3 oz clear containers in perfect quart size clear bags to make that trip through security a bit easier. And personally, I thought is was darned cute.

"The trick was to leave this bag unattended in an airport. Major security violation. Would they call in the FBI? The bomb sniffing dogs? Would the mission be on the 11:00 news?

"I chose to throw caution into the wind and left the bag on a bench right outside the security checkpoint, undetected. Whew. To make the day even better, there were absolutely no lines and we breezed through homeland security in 5 minutes flat. The Powers That Be sure rewarded us with safe and efficient travel. Ah. Being an Affiliated Agent of Secret Agent L seems to make me less impatient and my day is stress free. Who woulda thunk it? "

Secret Agent L agrees: that little travel bag IS pretty darn cute. Well done, Affiliated Agent S! You're amazing!

Mission #2: Sparkling Wine

Completed by: Affiliated Agent H

Location: Arlington, Texas. Friend's doorstep.

Date: Agent did not specify.

Time: Agent did not specify.

Affiliated Agent H states: "The bottle of Sparkling Wine is for a wonderful woman who I met recently. She was attacked about 14 months ago. Her attacker was caught and sent to prison for 45 years with parole after 22 years. I am leaving this bottle with your card and an Operation Nice sign on her doorstep. I had my IT guy take the picture and tweek the back just in case she got on line. So my beginning as a secret agent is with someone I know, but she deserves it! And she has no idea who it is from!!"

Secret Agent L thanks Affiliated Agent H for this kind gesture and for being such a good friend to someone who has been through such a difficult time. (Secret Agent L can relate to difficult times...) We all send our love and friendship and prayers for her. Thanks Affiliated Agent H!

Mission #3: A Pay It Forward Birthday Party for the Best Grandma Ever (AKA- Grandma Twinkle Toes).

Completed by: Junior Affiliated Agent Sparkle Toes (Age 9)

Location: Various spots around Fort Worth, Texas.

Date: Last weekend of summer vacation.

Time: Afternoon.

Junior Agent Sparkle Toes reporting for duty: (Note the clever disguise. The opportunity to wear a blonde wig in public should not be passed up according to Sparkle Toes.)
Part one: Balloons.

Location: Neighborhood playground.

The attached note reads:
Dear Person Who Finds These Balloons,

Today is my Great Grandma’s birthday. This is her Pay It Forward Party!
These three balloons are for you!
One Balloon is for you to make a wish for you.
One Balloon is for you to make a wish for someone you Love.
One Balloon is for you to make a wish for the World.

So make your wishes and let the balloons FLY!
We hope your wishes come true!
If these balloons made your day brighter, please pass it on. Say something nice or do something nice for someone today!

From Your Friend,
JR. Agent Sparkle Toes
Age 9

Part two: Ice cream.

Location: A Neighborhood in close proximity to Jr. Agent Sparkle Toes’ elementary school on a 100-degree day.

The note reads:
Dear Person Who Drives the Ice Cream Truck,

Today is my Great Grandma’s Birthday. She likes Ice Cream. This is her Pay it Forward Party.

Enclosed is $10 please give the next 10 kids who come to your truck a free Popsicle along with one of the cards inside this envelope. The glitter is for you!

Thank you very much,

From Your Friend,
Jr. Agent Sparkle Toes
Age 9
Where the heck are all of the ice cream trucks when you need one? Sparkle Toes briefly considered a career in the frozen treat industry, but then thought better of it when her grown up accomplice pointed out that such jobs require a driver’s license. After being chauffeured in and around her fair city for what seemed like FOREVER (with her head outside of the car window, straining to hear the familiar chorus of Pop Goes the Weasel), Sparkle Toes was able to locate the ice cream man. She promptly issued instructions, (which lucky for the ice cream dude were not in secret code) and left with a dripping red Popsicle of her own. Being somewhat sticky, but not much worse for the wear, Sparkle Toes declared the ice cream caper a success and moved on to the final leg of her mission.

Part three: Gifts

Location: The Mall (The best place on earth, as far as Sparkle Toes is concerned).

The note reads:
Dear Person Who Finds This Book,

This was one of my Great Grandma’s favorite stories when she was a little girl. She read it to her daughter, who read it to her daughter, who read it to me! In honor of my Great Grandma’s birthday, we would like to share it with you!

Please enjoy our book with someone you love, then make a note below and leave it where the next mother or the next daughter can find it!

Thanks and Have Fun!

From Your Friend,
JR. Agent Sparkle Toes
Age 9

Grandma Twinkle Toes is a big fan of The Box Car Children books. As a result, so is Jr. Agent Sparkle Toes. Sparkle says that she would take orphaned children over vampires any day!

Sparkle Toes decided that it would be a great idea to share one of the stories that Grandma Twinkle Toes grew up with, with other girls and their Moms, or Grandma’s, or Great Grandma’s, or Sisters! (You get the idea). Sparkle Toes’ adult accomplice concurred, so it was off to the mall, to spread a little kindness Sparkle Toes style.

The book was left at the food court near Chick Fila in hopes that another girl who appreciates the savory deliciousness of chicken nuggets as much as Sparkle herself would find it. Within seconds, the book was discovered much to the delight of Sparkle Toes. She was however, slightly miffed that the inept accomplice that she had recruited for this mission was caught up in the excitement and failed to take one single photo. On the way out of the mall, Sparkle Toes commented to her somewhat sheepish accomplice. “Kids really need to be the ones to spread the swellness, grown ups just don’t do it right.”

Excellent point Sparkle Toes. Excellent Point. Secret Agent L is honored to have you on her team. Well done!

Mission #4: Body Spalsh and Gum

Completed by: Affiliated Agent D

Location: Woodburn, Oregon. Woodburn Company Stores. Women's restroom.

Date: Agent did not specify.

Time: 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Affiliated Agent D states: "I finally had the opportunity to complete my second mission. This time it was a "double" mission. We were having an awesome day doing back-to-school shopping at the outlet mall in our area and, we took a little time out to complete our secret agent mission. I have not been very brave in my missions yet, so once again they were completed in the women's restroom. Eventually I will be bolder, I hope!! The first drop was a small bottle of wonderful smelling, locally made lavender aromatherapy spray. The second was a simple pack of sugar free gum.

Our whole day was such fun, and the mission just added to it. :)"

Secret Agent L commends Affiliated Agent D for another successful mission. And remember, no act of kindness is too small. If you are giving from your heart, it will always be huge.

Keep up the good work everyone! And readers, stay tuned for more missions tomorrow!


Rebecca Glenn said...

Holy Guacamole!!! There are so many acts of kindness that it is making my head swim!!! Preach on everyone!!! Preach on. And I gotta admit I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pay it forward ones. Soooooo clever.

Affiliated Secret Unit E.T. said...

Wow! All fantastic!

Dawn&Brian said...

Great idea for the Pay it Forward Party!!! Especially love the ice cram man part :)

Future Affliated Agent J said...

A 9-year-old agent? I love it! I just learned of this blog and started from the beginning to read these... The ice cream truck man and Boxcar Children book ones are my favorite yet. What a great little agent! I can't wait to join in on the fun.