I was up to my old tricks yesterday. Well, one old trick. Lately I’ve been worrying about money and holding on to my wallet a bit more tightly as a result. A friend said that whenever she feels like that, she gives money away, which immediately makes her appreciate what she has and sometimes even turns the financial tide in her favor.
Hiding money in the grocery store this winter was a lot of fun, so I decided to do something similar. Actually, I did two similar things, because I couldn’t decide which to do.
First, I hid ten dollar bills within ten books in our children’s library. No, I won’t tell you which ones. I picked books I’ve loved and left a note for ten little readers, feeling (as I did in the grocery store) delightfully sneaky. I sent my daughters to the other side of the library so they wouldn’t be tempted to tell their friends where to find the dough (or grab it for themselves).
When I was a kid, not much was better than found money. I hope the kids who find these little surprises are intrigued about who put them there.
And then I hope they finish their books.
Next, I bought some stuff for a local food pantry and tucked into the outer wrapping of each item a Starbucks gift card with a little thank-you note for the staff.
The people who work at these places definitely deserve a treat.
So, do I feel richer? Maybe not, but I do feel better.
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