28 September 2010

MISSION: Niceness at the Naval Academy

If you've been following the Secret Agent L Project for any period of time, you know that I am absolutely in love with our military service members.  I mean, I'm more likely to get star-struck at someone in uniform than if Lady Gaga were to walk up to me.

Military service members are absolute celebrities in my eyes.

So today's mission has me all aflutter. I received this mission almost two months ago, and it's high-time I post it.  Affiliated Agent JF, a servicewoman in the Navy, thought of her fellow midshipmen and women who might be going through some exhaustion with all the studying they have to do at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  A simple act of kindness.  Delicious.

By the way, Affiliated Agent JF is in the process of moving down to Pensacola, Florida, to begin flight school. Feel free to leave her a message of love and support in the comments section at the end of this post.  We are honored to have such an outstanding woman and service member on our team.  Good luck, Affiliated Agent JF! XOXO!!

Date: Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Location: library; U.S. Naval Academy; Annapolis, Maryland

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Affiliated Agent JF takes us along on her mission:

One of the core feelings at the heart of being a midshipman is....exhaustion. Sleepiness. Tiredness. Whether it's from watch the night before or aerodynamics homework, or worrying about the next physical test or military training evolution, mids never get enough sleep. And I found it pretty much stays the same once you graduate...you just get paid more to not sleep. In any case, the Coffee Mess, our coffee shop nestled in the back of the library, is always a bustling place, even at 8 AM in August. So I chose the surrounding library for my first mission. I took a "King Size" Hershey's Dark Chocolate Bar, attached the Secret Agent L card and some pretty silver ribbon, and the following note:

 "This is for you. Yes, YOU! Take a break from your busy day to enjoy a treat. The only catch is, you have to brighten someone else's day with a smile and a kind word. -Affiliated Agent J"

I was a little nervous about being spotted, but I brought my briefcase with me so that I could carry the gift discreetly. I chose a side desk along the windows that look out over the Bay, a favorite study spot in the afternoon and right along the pathway of midshipmen making their way to the coffee bar for a dose of caffiene. I sat down, sipping my coffee and watching until the coast was clear, and then I slipped the chocolate bar out of my bag and left it on the desk. 

I casually stood and walked away, feeling very accomplished that I hadn't been outed on my first trip!  I plan on checking back later in the day to make sure that it was found. :)

Affiliated Agent JF, YOU. ROCK.  Thank you, first and foremost, for your service to our country.  Like, big time.  And secondly, thank you for extending kindness.  So simple, yet so profound.

Good luck in flight school!


Affiliated Agent B said...

Kudos from an Airforce Brat! What a wonderful way to cheer up hard working cadets!

Anonymous said...

Bravo Zulu on a job well done Agent JF! From a Coastie to a Sailor awesome mission. Good Luck in flight school!

Anonymous said...

Great mission, Agent JF! Thank you so much for your service every single day! =)