Item 168 – Parking Fairy

Work with a child under 12 years-old to write notes of love and encouragement for motorists. Place them in official-looking envelopes marked “GISH Dept. of Parking Salutations” and put them on the windshields of cars together. Show us your little parking fairies at work or with one of their notes.

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Parking exCitation

Item 161 – Early Morning Run

(35 seconds) Someone in your life isn’t a morning person. Arrive at their home at 4:30AM sharp and take them for a run. They must have slept in their jogging clothes and we must see you rouse them from bed get their shoes on and get them out of the house and onto a sidewalk or road running in a continuous, unedited video. They must really be awakened by you, too… We will have a sleep psychologist (we have multiple on staff) evaluating this video for authenticity.

Item 157 – Prove Roger Miller Wrong

There’s an old Roger Miller song that has the following lyrics: Ya can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to, Ya can’t take a shower in a parakeet cage, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to, Well, ya can’t go a-swimmin’ in a baseball pool, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to, Ya can’t drive around with a tiger in your car, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to, Ya can’t go fishin’ in a watermelon patch, But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to… Now you’ll notice that the song has the upbeat refrain: You can be happy, if you’ve a mind to, but I think the overarching message is quite negative. He’s telling people over and over what they CAN’T do, and nothing drives me crazier than that kind of pessimistic messaging. Let’s prove Roger Miller wrong and do one of the things his song tells us we can’t (be careful, please, especially with the buffalo and tigers.). Set your video to music. The music, of course, should be the corresponding section of the Roger Miller song we are discussing.

Item 125 – Compliment Truck

In Los Angeles, food trucks are really popular, but I don’t think your mobile shopping purchases should be limited to food. Set up a “food truck” for your neighborhood that offers Compliments, Encouragement, Friendship, Education, Literacy, or something else that feeds the soul. Decorate your van or truck with signage accordingly.

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