Day 6: Generous Tip

We put a twist on the idea of a generous tip today.  This day was originally created to give a waiter or waitress a little extra on the gratuity during lunch or dinner.  Last year we gave a $20 tip on $14 lunch.  This year we decided that we were going to stay home and eat dinner around our table.  We were not going to go out so leaving a tip could be a challenge.  Well, not really.

I had to stop at Walgreen’s today to pick up some medicine.  As I got out of the car, I heard the familiar sound of a Salvation Army bell ringer.  At that moment, I knew exactly what I was going to do.  As I approached the store, I watched the ringer greet shoppers with a big smile and Merry Christmas.  The holiday, giving spirit could be seen and heard in him.  I dropped a few coins in the kettle and then turned to gentleman with an outstretched hand.  I shook his hand and gave him a few dollars.  I thanked him for supporting the Salvation Army and for being positive in doing so.  He just smiled as he stared at me.  It was only a few dollars, but it was my way of saying thanks to him.

Impact 52 tips a bell ringer

Day 7 is called Treat a Stranger.  We encourage you buy someone a coffee or a soda.  Pay for someone’s meal in the drive-thru of your favorite restaurant.  It is totally up to you.  Just take some time and say “it’s my treat” to a stranger.

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