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.