This time I wanted it to be in proportion to a sudden influx of cash I received. I’m a strong believer in training myself to give now while my funds are respectable so when my wealth increases I won’t have to think twice about donating. Ten percent of the funds I received is fifteen dollars, and at first I was a little concerned that I would not be able to make as big of an impact as I wanted. I scoured the Internet for ideas that were inexpensive, but also tons of fun. A blog I never read before mentioned going to a park with toys catered for children to play with. I called up my mom, and we went to Target to find three things to fit into five sandwich
Within minutes, my mom found a pack of six bubbles and a twenty pack of chalk while still being far below my fifteen dollar budget. The tricky part was finding a ball small enough for the bag, but big enough so it would not be a choking hazard. We searched the toy aisles and party aisles, but the closest I could find to what I wanted was a bag of suction cup balls. We made our way to the checkout when I looked down the pet aisle. A bag of five multi-colored mini tennis balls seemed to jump out at me! They were perfect and exactly what I wanted at a great price to boot! It was drizzly the day we collected the ingredients, so we decided to hold off putting the treats in the park until a sunnier day arrived.
The tiny park I went to next is surrounded by houses and many retirees, the perfect park for grandchildren to come to. As I walked toward the park and an older gentleman was walking in as well. He tipped his hat like we were in the south and said, “Good morning.” I returned the salutation and waited until he passed the play structure. I put the bag in a place that wasn’t as obvious, took a couple of pictures and walked back to my car.
The traffic was backed up a little bit because the truck was still wedged in the tunnel. I wasn’t troubled because it seemed like every DJ knew my predicament and decided to play all my favorite songs. It was a pleasant drive by the river, and several people were on the boardwalk exercising and chatting with each other. It felt like everyone was in a good mood. I arrived at
Later that day my soon to be sister-in-law asked if I was the one who talked to her about leaving the treats in area playgrounds. I told her that I did that this very day. She went on to tell me that her cousin found the first one I had planted, and that it made his day. That in turn made my day, and now I’m eager to plan my next secret service act.