It wa just last week when I finally decided to act on my plans. While I've always been someone that just loves doing something nice for another because it feels so good, this one night I decided to do something that a little different. I pulled up at the petrol station, filled up my car and went inside to withdraw $20. I wasn't real sure how I was going to explain my intentions but I went ahead, nerves and all and told the girlat the checkout that the $20 I was holding was not for me, but for the very next person who walked in the door. She was really puzzled and asked "so, you want to pay for a complete stranger's petrol?". "Yeah..." I replied. "Maybe you should wait and explain this to the next person..." she told me. "No... I don't want them to know who it is.... I just want to make someone else happy and do something nice for a stranger".
I walked away feeling a mixture of emotions. I was pleased that I had done something nice just for the sake of it, but motivated to keep up the challenge. I want to aim to do something kind once a week.... something a little "out there". My hope is to inspire others to start thinking of others. We live in such a selfish generation- myself included. The happiness of another is again quite selfishly, the most satisfying gift one can give and one that I hope to give with every opportunity I am given :)