Last month I found a ten dollar bill in a puddle in LA, and while it put a big smile on my face, I knew it wasn’t mine to keep. I thought about using the old finders keepers law, but it just didn’t sit well with me. I figured it was best to pass it along so it could brighten someone else’s day the way it brightened mine.
I ended up changing it into a Starbucks gift card, and putting it inside a card with a little note. I wish I could be there to see the person who opened it, but these type of things are best left anonymous.
I thought this fit perfectly into Finding Your Happy because there’s no greater feeling in the world than giving. To be honest, between the stolen car, being sick and USPS losing yet another one of my packages, I wasn’t in the mood to smile. Let alone give away something. However, as soon as I put the card on their windshield, I had a little extra pep in my step. It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders, and I was H A P P Y. It made me think of the quote:
“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”
I challenge you to pass your happy on this week. Whether that be volunteering at a food pantry or animal shelter, buying someone’s coffee or even just lending a listening ear to someone who needs it. I have noticed that the harder we cling to keep our happiness to ourselves, the less happy we become. So open your heart, and share a piece of it! ♡
All my love,