I wish I was the kind of girl who would rise and shine and the prospect of brightening 25 people’s lives but reality turned out to be a little bit more complicated than that. The discrepancy was so stark that I felt like I was part of my own “How I met your mother” episode. At various points of the day I heard Bob Saget’s voice in my head: “Kids in the fall 2011 Kristen decided to to attempt the 25 acts of kindness challenge. This is how she imagined it: beaming people everywhere, cuddling, high-fiving, startled and happy to have someone do something for them which was totally unexpected. But this is what really happened:
There’s this scene in “How I met your Mother” where Ted wants it to rain so that Robin won’t go camping with a co-worker. He is absolutely desperate and even coerces Barney to convince a girl he has slept with to share the sacred procedure of doing a raindance. Not only do the guys have to be ridiculously persistent to convince the girl, it turns out she has never witnessed it herself, just read about it. He doesn’t care that he has next to no idea whether he is doing it properly.