I love leaving small surprises for people. Not like gifts, but things that might make their day a tiny bit easier. For instance, I love emptying the dishwasher, yet leaving the “clean” light on, so when my husband goes to empty it, there’s no work to be done. I love paying twice the toll at toll booths, and telling the operator that I’d like to pay for the car behind me. I don’t have time to do big things, like volunteer (hello, two jobs and two kids), and I don’t have the money to do big things like philanthropy. (Though my husband hates when charities get me on the line, because I almost always give them money. And don’t get me started on when the fire department comes to the door.)
But then I read this article about people paying off layaway balances, and it made me cry.
I wish I could do this. Can you do this? You should do this.
I want to drive to Kmart right now and do it.
In a day and age where people are violently assaulting each other to grab an XBox, it’s nice to read an article about people doing good, too.