I’m away for 3 weeks as of tomorrow so I wanted to make sure I got one of these in during the week before I go. I actually did two things for this one:
- After getting my haircut at a newly opened barbers I left a tip of 100%
- I bought lunch for a homeless guy that sits outside my local Tesco
For the 1st one I was really impressed with the young man who has just set up his business and really want him to do well. Leaving a tip was quite easy.
For the 2nd of the two acts listed above the cost financially was very minimal (£2.50) but making it happen and knowing the best way to go about it wasn’t easy. Most people seem to view spontaneous acts of kindness with suspicion. What I’ve been finding already about this particular challenge is that it isn’t often the act itself that is that difficult part, rather it’s having the guts to do it in the first place. In some ways challenges I’ve done in the past, like throwing myself out of planes, have been much easier because I can remain detached.
I’m glad I did both of these things because I spoke to two people I wouldn’t have ordinarily and my tiny acts might have made bigger impacts on other people than they did on me.