I’m so excited to hear how your month went! The mission was straightforward – do something nice for someone. Straightforward, yes, but not necessarily simple. Just finding a chance for kindness can be quite the challenge! I spent a lot of time searching for opportunities, but in the end I pretty much had to create my own. Here’s what I did.
This is the coffee stand at our Farmer’s Market where Damian gets his Saturday fix. They’re awesome and there’s always a long line. The baristas are great and they serve fancy fair-trade coffee, dripped to order.
A few weeks back we waited in line as usual, Damian ordered as usual, paid and tipped as usual. But when Damian stepped away, I stepped forward. Plunked a twenty on the counter, leaned in close, and whispered, “I’d like to buy coffee for the next few people in line.”
Me: “Yeah, I want to buy coffee for everyone.” *big grin*
Him: *smiling as he gets it* “Really? You know, I’ve always wanted to do that.”
Me: “You should!”
And then I quickly scurried away. Just barely heard him beginning to explain it to the person behind me, as I disappeared into the crowd. It was AWESOME!
After that, I spent a few weeks slipping these little cards into the purses and pockets of unsuspecting strangers. Just a sweet simple little message, with the hope that it would be found at some later date, and make the person happy. I never got busted by the person I was targeting – but I did get caught by passers by! Whoops! This one was tougher than you’d think, and a total rush. When I pulled off a good drop it was so fun!
Tonight I’m going to the Last Thursday street art fair, and I plan to do another good deed while I’m there. I’ll tweet about it when it’s completed!
But enough about me – I want to hear all about what you’ve been doing! I can’t wait!
Also, Bonzai reader Melisa has requested that we extend this mission for another month. I’m totally down, but I’m wondering how you all would feel about that. So I’m putting it to a vote! Continue this mission? Ready for a new one? Let me know either way!