I stopped in at my local cafe today. On my almost daily visits, the staff are so friendly and cheerful. It seemed like a natural place to take my gift-giving mission. For those of you who missed yesterday’s blog, I’m trying to start a Kindness Revolution, inspired by the book 29 Gifts. I’m giving some type of gift every day for the next 29 days and have asked all my Care2.com readers to do the same. Let’s create a Kindness Revolution.
So I grabbed a handful of the books I’ve written, threw them in my cloth bag and headed for the cafe. I felt like Santa Claus with my bag of books as I let Judy, the lovely woman behind the cash register, know that “yes, I’m totally serious, I’m giving away some books to the kind people who always brighten my day with their smiles.” Then I told David, Sarah, and Andrea to grab a book.
It put such a big smile on my face to see their disbelief and to hear their thank yous. I’m not sure who felt happier at the end of the exchange: them or me. Either way, I came home with a bit of a buzz…and not from caffeine. A “feel good buzz.”
Did anyone else have the same type of “feel good buzz” from their gift-giving experiences yesterday or today? Please let me know. I can’t wait to hear your stories and experiences as you share in this exciting Kindness Revolution.
To continue the spirit of giving, make sure you add your comments to my blog over the next four weeks because, with the help of the kind people at Care2.com, I’ll be giving away free copies of my books! Winners will be selected from the comments!