I've been antsy lately to find a way to be more mindful of going out of my way to bless someone else during the day. I decided that it could be a great way to have ALL of us be more mindful of other people throughout our busy schedules, and that if we each did one thing a week together we could really make an impact. Last week on our Instagram @theshineproject we announced our new weekly Shine Drop Challenge.
Every week, a new pay it forward challenge will be announced on our Instagram, and it will be something that we all can do in our different communities. You'll use the hashtag #theshineproject #shinedrop on Instagram and upload a picture of your completed task. I believe that when a lot of people come together for one purpose, more good gets done. It's so fun to go through and see what everyone does to brighten the peoples lives around them.
This week, the challenge is to leave a fun note, and some extra change ON TOP of a meter for the next person to come and use. Don't actually put the money in the meter, but keep it on top for the next person to find (in some states it's illegal to actually put the money INTO the meter).
I have a goal to be an unexpected positive aspect of someone's day, every day.
On Friday I got home from what was an incredibly long day, and I was overwhelmed and tired.
I opened my mail box to find the sweetest note and gift card from a friend.
It gave me the boost I needed and reminded me that I'm not alone.
Let's change people's lives.
Get goin' on your shine drops!