First of all, let me thank you guys for your beyond sweet comments on my first day of #31Days. You guys saying that I'm inspiring and that you can't wait to see what I'll do is such a good feeling. I can't wait to share with you guys each day, and hopefully I can inspire someone else to do a few random acts of kindness of their own.
October 2nd - I won't lie, today I woke up super anxious because I had NO IDEA what random act of kindness I'd be doing today. I wanted to do something creative, but I don't want to break the bank every day of the month.
After getting some inspiration from Holly and Sar's blogs, I feel really good and have a few good ideas up my sleeve at least for the rest of the week. :)
After work, I peeked in my wallet and saw that I had 3 $1 bills. I NEVER carry cash on me. I would just rather use my debit card. I decided that since I had forgotten about these dollars anyway, then I didn't need them as much as someone else may need them. I decided to leave them at random spots for people to find. Heck, I get giddy when I find a quarter on the ground, I can't imagine finding a dollar! :)
After work I ran to the post office to check my mail like I always do. It's in a shopping center, so I walked down to the dollar store to pick up a couple of stationery items and decided that it was the best place to leave my one dollar bills.
As I was walking by the exit door, I saw an elderly woman struggling to get out of the door with her cart. I held the door open for her so she could get herself and her cart out to the parking lot. She was incredibly grateful and told me how sweet I was to be helping her out. To me, this is something I normally would do. I always hold doors open for people, especially the elderly. But when she praised me, I felt really good and thought, "Hey, that's a random act of kindness, too!"
When I walked into the store, I was trying to decide on where to place the dollars. I didn't want to drop them on the floor for fear that people would step on them, they'd get pushed around by carts, etc. So I folded them in half and placed them on shelves. I chose aisles that held necessities. I left a dollar bill in the hygiene/toiletry aisle, I left a dollar bill in the dog food aisle, and I left the last dollar bill in the canned goods aisle.
It excites me thinking of who may have found the dollars that I left. Maybe it was a kid who feels rich now that he/she has a whole dollar! Maybe it was someone who'll stuff it into a bank for savings. Maybe it was someone who scraped change to run in to buy a necessary item and felt relief when they found the dollar. Whoever finds the dollars, I hope they pay it forward.