Monday, February 13, 2012

Spreading Joy, One Penny at a Time!

Just last week, I witnessed an act of kindness at my favorite coffee shop; the person at the head of the line paid for the next person's order.  That kind of generous spirit is, I think, a glimpse into the very spirit of kindness and gratitude, and it always reminds me of the innate goodness of people.

I have several people in my life are contiguously happy; I can spent a moment or two with one of these people, and it's enough to keep me going for the rest of my day!

Do you actively look for ways to spread the spirit of kindness?

I would like to challenge you today to make it your goal to make 10 people smile.  Someone once shared with me about how he would start each day with 10 pennies in his right pocket.  Every time he would get someone to smile, he would move one penny to his left pocket.  His goal was to have all 10 pennies in his left pocket by the end of the day.  Do it!  Get your 10 pennies loaded into your pocket, and get busy spreading joy, one penny at a time!

Whether it's a simple as smiling at someone, holding a door open for someone, or even something bigger, like paying their bill, live today with the intention to spread kindness, generosity, and mercy!

Cheers, ~RR


  1. I love it! Loading my pocket with pennies right now!!!!

  2. Thank you, Shelley. I hope you spread some joy today! Cheers, ~RR