We’re facing an increasingly negative world. It’s one where it’s easier to say something mean than it is to say something nice, and few people donate even a moment of their time to make someone else’s time better. This past week, in honor of someone’s 30th birthday, we decided to do 30 good deeds in 30 hours. The list is long, but examples of these good deeds included:
- Sending two kids to give college students a hug at the University of Washington.
- Handing out handmade care packages to homeless men and women.
- Giving a coffee shop a $20 bill to buy coffee for the next 4ish patrons, and then tipping $20 for the coffee.
We complimented strangers, hid $1 bills behind dollar store toys for kids, put notes in our favorite books in a Barnes and Nobles (one of my favorites was a note inside of “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy, along with $5 encouraging them to buy it). They’re all little things, but they’re fun.
I want to give an opportunity for any reader to share their own good deed stories. You can share it in the comments, or you can send us an email and we’ll post your story on the Great Leap Studios blog. Maybe someday, these stories can be used as part of a larger good deeds project. Share your story below, and please ask others to contribute their stories as well. Maybe if more people could offer a free smile or two, the world would be a much more positive place.