Saturday, February 21, 2009

More giving fun!

Today, I surprised a couple by paying for their lunch (you can read the details here, if you like!), and I've got to tell you, I am absolutely loving this 29 Day Giving Challenge. So many people are talking about how bad the economy is & all I can think is that I want to brighten a few people's day & maybe they'll pass it along in their own lives. And if not, isn't it enough to know that I made someone feel a little special? A little more secure? A little less stressed? I sure think it's totally worthwhile. I encourage everyone who reads this to think about how you can give today, tomorrow, and the day after that. Just keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to give something -- anything -- a worn coat you don't wear any more, a smile, a hug, a flower, a greeting card, a dollar to a charity, a cup of coffee, a meal for the person behind you in the drive-through -- big or small, it doesn't really matter. What matters is how it subtly changes the world for the better. Tomorrow, I think I'm going to give away another customized mini-album, 'cause it just feels good!

10 comments:

Janelle said...

You're inspiring me! I'm going to keep an eye out for something nice I can do!

Mel said...

Okay, okay, okay!

I'll get off my rearend and make it happen today.
Coulda made it happen yesterday......didn't....

And I don't even have a lousey excuse....

:-P

Suzanne said...

Just catching up! What a fab idea. I think I may join you, but at the end of the week, got a very few busy days ahead!

Suzanne said...

Me again! Meant to say, keep perservering with the adoption process. Our youngest is adopted and it was a long haul, but so worth it :)

Sara said...

This 29 days of giving is sounding cool...love what you did - that's nice.

When i lived in Florida - every now and then I would pay the toll for the person behind me...

antonella said...

Wow! What a great idea... I have been feeling a bit down lately, but you are inspiring. Much love and hugs, antonella :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello RedHot Did you know that when my parents were still dating they went to dinner one evening and when it came to pay the check they were told that it had already been paid for? Someone thought they made a great couple and had paid for their dinner. Pay it forward although we are always scrambling to pay the check! xoxox Ava

trisha too said...

what a great concept--hadn't heard of this until reading your blog.

very good--thank you for the inspiration . . .

:)

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

This is so wonderful...I am going to do this. I think it will make a difference in people's lives.

Castle in the Air said...

Beautiful!!!
Best,
Karima