I chose to #𝐏𝐚𝐲𝐈𝐭𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 today.
To who? To all of you, the folks who engage with me so frequently in this digital space. And wow, it was definitely an experience!
In my Instagram/Facebook stories I posted a barcode for a @starbuckscanada gift card that I preloaded with my own funds (alot of moolah).
In the stories that lead up to the code, I shared a) that I wanted to show my appreciation, b) that I hoped everyone would be mindful/not greedy and finally, c) that once you picked up your treat, you would share it with the hashtag #PCLTreats.
- grateful reposts and thank you messages from the people who were able to participate and grab a treat for themselves in Winnipeg and beyond
- appreciative messages from people who were unable to participate but said thank you and loved the gesture
Based on the purchase history, the rest of folks who were able to get a free coffee/treat today (quite a few people), were silent.
𝐍𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐧𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐍𝐀𝐃𝐀.
I expected this. We live in a world where 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 is more prevalent than 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 but I refuse to be judge and jury. That’s not my place.
I know me, I know my values, I know what I stand for and guess what, next month I’ll probably surprise you all and do it again!
My wish for you? To experience a #RandomActOfKindness that affects your life in a positive way!