I am always the first one to get up and find things for people. I also have a talent for reading people's minds for what they are thinking. Just by looking at them i can help them with whatever it is they need.
My wonderful friend Tom always carries extra umbrellas in his car. On rainy days he keeps an eye out for pedestrians and bus riders. If he sees someone getting wet, he pulls over and gives them an umbrella.
carmen mendez wrote:
I think that was such a nice and thoughful thing that you do... I carry pennies, if someone is at a store buying something and they are short a penny...I give them the penny and that makes me happy, that I made someones day.
That is something that I will certainly be doing next time I am traveling. Thank you for the fabulous idea!
Jill Marie wrote:
Wonderful stories! As I am in a public store or gas station or fast food place, I always try to leave my pennies in the penny thing for someone else or give that little bit of change back to the person who checked me out and say "here's a little tip for you! YOU do a great job or thanks for YOUR smile!" They are always taken back by the gesture! Keep up the positive life style!
I am from South Africa and u have given me a great idea. That when i leave home for university or work i should carry a wrapped sandwichs because i always find people standing at traffic lights wanting something to eat more than money. I think a pack of apples wont be bad as well.
Some years ago my best friend had taken her little girl to school and was walking home. It was a cold winter's morning, and seeing an elderly lady who had no gloves, she unhesitatingly took off her own gloves and offered them to the grateful lady. Recently I asked my friend if she remembered this incident and she casually told me that she has given gloves, in the same way, to several people who seemed to need them more than she did.
I wear a very distinct oil that smells like spring and always gets me compliments. I bought a large quantity of it and filled a bunch of small bottles with roll-on applicators. I always have one with me in my purse.You can imagine how surprised and delighted people are when they tell me how nice I smell, I whip out my bottle and give it to them. It's especially fun when they are total strangers! I just tell them to pay it forward!
Hi. Love the pen story. My gift is not free. It costs under $20 for 250 3x4inch calendars at Walter Drake. They are stick on full year calendars that you can imprint. I have them print on the top of the calendar "Feed a hungry child today." The next line. "www.hungersite.com" I give away 250 of these a year and I let the person know if they go to this site, with one click and not costing them a penny, a hungry child will be fed somewhere in the world. The advertisers on the site pay for it. And the person also has a handy little calendar for the year! Its a fun, inexpensive gift to give people. Makes me feel good each time I do it.
This is a very small thing, but it's fun. I teach at the college level, and I know that college students are often broke. Whenever I buy something from one of the vending machines on campus, I leave the change from my purchase in the change tray. That way, some student whose quarter gets swallowed by accident or who might only have expected a nickel in change gets his or her change plus mine. :-)