Operation Wink 2016: 

I started our Day of Good Deeds 3 years ago, not knowing that 3 short years in, it would be to honor both my father AND my mother. 

I woke up yesterday morning in an emotional fog. Truth be told, I didn’t want to get out of bed. The absolute LAST thing I wanted to do was to spread happiness. I wanted to stay underneath my covers and be sad. All day. Despite the pity party I so desperately wanted to throw for myself, there were 3 young gentlemen who needed me…. who needed this day to happen. So I put one foot in front of the other. 

The video montage I created only scratches the surface of our day. I chose not to capture certain moments, but the ones I did, I hope it can spark something within someone to make their darkest day of the year a happier one. There were lots of smiles shared and some points of frustration. Note: it’s quite the challenge to GIVE strangers flowers. Most think there’s an ulterior motive. To be honest, I wonder how I would react to a stranger giving me something with wanting nothing in return. Who does that these days? Crazy people in Operation Wink t-shirts! 

Much love and appreciation to those who showed their support and sent messages. <3