Feeling silly, a few days ago– after a crazy day of everything seeming to run behind schedule and then several hours of open road with those crazy kids of mine, I met the toll man.
I smiled and said, “Hello!” In my totally annoying, high pitch way.
He was all frownie.
He was crabby.
And it made me all gloomy.
So, I set out to change the world in the the most effective way of our day…
A friend replied:
And I replied…. Why haven’t I ever thought of that??
And then it hit me: Because I don’t think of every single great idea.
Even though this Friday for Valentine’s Day we will celebrate as we always do- walking around our little town handing out treats. Even though we left cocoa for the mail lady last week- even though my eight year old told the produce guy the other day “Excuse me, sir but you are doing a great job at stacking that lettuce…”
I had never thought about cheering up the toll booth guy.
Because believe it or not- we would be silly to think we can’t all learn a bit from the ideas of others. 😉
So, of course.. I stopped at SAM’s during our road trip and bought a little bit of love in a box.
And after eating two Kit- Kat bars on my own… (that is a sad truth) we saw the toll man again.
And we gave him a little bar of love.
Well, as you know— when you find what makes people smile, you sort of get addicted to making it happen.
And when you have a gigantic box of goodness tempting you to eat.just.one.more you can’t help but want to share more love so the candy is gone ; )
Yup, we gave the car wash man one too.
Do you know what that car wash guy did? He stopped in the middle of washing someone’s windshield and JUMPED UP AND DOWN. Then he gave my 12 year old a fist pump, and even said, “Oh my, Oh my, God Bless You”
Now my 12 year old is addicted too.
Of course, It got me thinking… maybe you would like to join our addiction? Hey! You can get 52 of those bars of love for only $28 at SAM’s Club. Or stop this morning and get one at your local convenient store and share some love with the grocery clerk, drive through man, bank clerk or even the toll guy.
Grab this picture and share it? Yup, spread the idea of simple love today. #14daysofsimplelove
Happy Monday (tuesday,wednesday,thursday and beyond)!
yeah… if there’s an ad below here—> a creepy ad (yes, directly below here, some strange video perhaps?) I didn’t put it there = / And I didn’t choose what it will advertise.