Two weeks ago, I posted about Sussy tees. Everyone who has one, loves them. They are coveted because let’s be honest, they are adorable.
But my challenge to the Sussy Project community was simple: give a sussy, get a tshirt.
And we’ve received only ONE response. Thanks to Bethany for being our first (and only) participant. You know what she did? She loaded up the vending machines at her school with change so the next person got something free. I loved how easy, anonymous and thoughtful it was.
So my question now is, why don’t we have more participants? I like to believe everyone WANTS to be thoughtful and make people smile. Do people feel that we are requiring something grand? A big gesture that takes a lot of effort and a lot of money? Or are people just too busy with their lives to get out of their regiment and think about someone else.
Regardless of the reason, this is one of the main reasons we started TSP. Yes, we want to surprise people with kindness. But we also want people to modify their mindset. To drive through Starbucks and pay for the coffee for the next person in line. To load up vending machines with change or pay the toll for the person behind them. To bring someone a donut. To carry the empty trash can from the curb to the garage for their neighbor. Little things that take almost ZERO effort and so little money. Just do something.
I promise not only will it make someone else smile, but it will make your own heart full.
So….today. This weekend. Monday. Do something spontaneously nice for someone else. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your story. And then I’ll send you a tshirt. It’s that easy.