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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

52 Weeks of Kindness - Week 18

I've been trying to do things lately that *anyone* could do.  Things with no cost and that don't take any special talent.  This week, I went out of my way to compliment strangers. If you've ever been on the receiving end on an unexpected compliment, you know it can really give your day a boost. 

I admired one woman's jacket, another's shoes.  Told someone I loved the color they were wearing, etc. It was fun to see their faces light up, but in the end I felt like I cheated.  It was too easy.  I compliment people all the time.  I did go out of my way, actively searching for people anytime I went into a public space, but it didn't feel like I made any sort of impact.

So, one night on my way home, I took a handful of change out of my ashtray in the car and tossed it (a coin or two at a time) onto the sidewalk by the elementary school.  Hopefully kids will find them on their walk to school and get excited.


SA Larsenッ said...

You know, simple is really better. These are wonderful (and simple) expressions of goodwill you are sharing. It will all come back to you. :)

Kristen Dyrr said...

Haha, the coin one actually sounds like a blast for the kids. I may try that too. Great idea!