I actually had originally planned to go donate blood, but when I got there and started filling out my forms, I had to tell them about my slight heard murmur and they said I couldn’t give blood unless I had a note from my doctor saying it was okay! :'(
I was so sad.
No, I was not really looking forward to the needle part, but I know giving blood is important and I really wanted to do it! I’ll have to get my doctors note and try again.
Since I only had 1 day to get my little act of service done, I just decided to pay for the Starbucks drink of the person behind me in the line at the drive through. I’d never done it before but I’d heard of people doing that for others and it always seemed so fun! Getting to the window and having them say, “Oh your order has been paid for!” and them being so confused, but probably thrilled about it… Sure it’s only a few bucks, but it’s the little gesture and surprise of it that I think makes people happy.
(Side note: I’ve never been a green tea person until my friend Brittany made me try their sweetened green tea. YUM! And good for you too. Definitely give it a try if you haven’t!)
I’m so glad I was asked to participate in this challenge and share my experience. I think people generally want to help others and be good people to those around them, we just get busy and set in our routines and don’t often get a chance to think about something we can do for another person. This is a wonderful campaign and I hope it urges people to just think a little bit about something they could do. It can be big or small, but just taking that first step and making a point to do something, will benefit you more than you know (and the person you help too!)