Today I am patting myself on the back. I have completed my pay it forward game.10 Smile cards gone.
Crazy how these 10 Smile Cards got me thinking. First thing in the morning when I woke up I found myself thinking, “What good deed can I do today”. I almost stressed myself out. I just did not want to miss an opportunity to pay it forward. I quickly discovered as the days went by there is always going to be something I could do to make someone’s day a little better. I did not have to stress myself thinking about how I would pass along a card it just happened.
Here are a couple of the opportunities I was given over the past 10 days. They just might make you smile.
The toilette paper one was by far the funniest. I was at the mall and was washing my hands at the sink when I noticed the lady beside me who was about to walk away had toilette paper coming from the bottom of her dress. Needless to say when I approached her to tell her, she was so happy she did not walk into the mall like that. She was a little red in the face but we both had a good laugh & I handed her a smile card. She thought it was a neat thing and thanked me so much.
I work at a golf course and the bugs were pretty bad after a heavy rainfall and the pro shop was out of bug spray. One of the members was disappointed that we were out and so worried about getting eaten alive I just couldn’t let her go without offering her the bottle I had in my bag. As I handed her the bug spray I gave her a smile card with it. She was thrilled & upon her return to the pro shop after her round of golf she smiled at me and said “I passed it forward”- turned out several people on the course used the spray and the card went around to each one that used it.
These are just two short stories I wanted to share with you to show you it just happens you don’t have to wake up thinking what your good deed for today will be. Opportunities will arise. Just be aware of your surroundings. It doesn’t have to be something big, just something.
The best part of the last 10 days was when some of the people I passed smile cards off to would come to me and say “hey guess what? I passed the card long” I could tell when they told me their stories and their faces lite up that they felt it, how good it made them feel by doing a good deed.
To me that’s all that matters, just making things a little better.
I have copied my cards and will keep them with me to pass along when opportunities arise.