I’ve decided to spread joy for 30 days and document it here on my blog. There are many ways of brightening someone’s day and like most people, I accomplish this without trying in my daily life…though perhaps not every day. I believe everyone makes a difference in the world with their positive words/actions…no matter how small they may seem. And there are lots of ways to do so without costing money (or very little).
Day 1 – 11-17-10: I texted three friends and my husband and let them know I was thinking of them and to have a great day. All of them contacted via either e-mail, text, or phone to let me know I brightened their day. I also took my son out for dinner!
Day 2 – 11-18-10: After speaking with the Director of a homeless shelter located in my County concerning volunteering opportunities, I drove to the location and found my experience to be a little unusual. I’ve volunteered in the past for an organization called The Bethany House in Cincinnati, and a few others, so I have a few experiences to compare it with. Anyway, upon arrival, the Director didn’t give me any direction, so I sat and talked with one of the residents, who was holding a baby. After about 10 minutes of socializing, I found the Director and again asked what I could do. She gave me the task of cleaning all of the children’s toys with wet wipes, which I completed in about 50 minutes and upon leaving, met two other volunteers who were baking a cake. They said they had lived there for a couple of months when they were homeless and wanted to give back.
If any of you have spread joy recently, I’d love to hear about it!