Let’s make this a feel good day!
Viva la France! – Kudos to French President Hollande who has vowed to continue to help refugees despite recent events. We cannot let fear compromise our basic ethics.
Pay it forward or maybe backward – I have received two free Starbucks coffees (sorta but I paid for someone else) within the past two weeks. There is a momentum going on in the drive-through to pay for the coffee of the person in back of you. Of course, I participated so it’s close to even but it still feels pretty good!
Similar but very different — A local pizza shop has started to take donations for the homeless in a unique way. You buy a post-it for $2 (discounted cost) that is good for one slice. You write your own comment or inspiration on it and tack it to a wall. A homeless person can come in, take a post-it or two (who eats just one piece?), and cash it in. Within a week, they sold 200. The good part — it’s local and it’s for the homeless that you know. Who can’t afford to give $2?
Christmas gifts – After spending money on furniture and some yard upgrades, we have decided to make this a low-key Christmas (that means no gifts). My cat will undergo some teeth surgery shortly. My dilemma is how to explain that the beloved husband’s gift this year is a cat with clean teeth? Perhaps I can wrap the extraction.
Never on a Friday – We had dinner out with friends on Friday night. In our house that is often take-out, pizza or local pub night. Restaurants are slammed and a crowded restaurant isn’t my idea of fun. I can’t hear well and most of the local restaurants have architecture they call “California-style” – high ceilings, no noise blockers, cement floors – not good for anyone with hearing issues especially when it’s filled to capacity. That 4 o’clock senior dinner special is starting to hold some allure for this old bird!
So how was your week?