Pass The Buck!
--by earthling, posted Oct 21, 2007
My friend launched into an animated articulation of how he received a gift of $20 and he decided to split it up and give a dollar to 20 of his friends to do random acts of kindness. Multiply all the goodness that comes with an offering twenty-fold!
Last week I was walking in a nearby downtown to keep a baby entertained while the rest of the family watched a movie. The downtown is really small so we ended up pacing up and down the same street many times over.
There was this small ice cream shop, half-way between 2 blocks, that kept drawing me. I saw two girls, about fifteen years, doling out cones and cups with a great smile and attitude. The line was long and so was their smile, for every customer I could see.
After few crissings and crossings, I walked in as one of the girls was serving a Butter Scotch cone and gently dropped a dollar bill in the tip jar. She broke up in a surprise smile - "But you didn't buy any treats! And I just smiled and said it is a treat to watch those who serve with a smile.
She elbowed the other girl and whispered something in her ear and they both burst into an un-orchestrated but symphonic THaaaaanK YOuuuoo. A few customers tried to understand what was going on and smiled and nodded.
And I echoed it to all the links up the dollar chain I could see.
Good for you in making it work out!
Keep on keepin' on!