Today we kicked off our annual 25 Days of Giving with a day we called Candy Canes. We spent the day handing out candy canes to classmates, co-workers, and complete strangers. It was a simple way to say “Happy Monday”, “Happy December”, “Merry Christmas”, or “Thank you”.
The first candy canes of the day were delivered while going through the drive-thru of a local McDonald’s location (I actually visited 3 different locations throughout the day). After receiving my change I simply said “I wanted to say thank you for your kind smile and the excellent service you provide day after day. Here is a candy cane as my way of saying thank you.” She looked at me for a few seconds and said “Really?” I confirmed and said again that I appreciate her. She didn’t know what to say as tears built up in her eyes. She thanked me a few times as I pulled away from her window.
It was an awesome moment. Simple, but awesome. A plain, ol’ candy cane can make a difference. Today I experienced it firsthand.
The 25 Days are off to a great start. Tomorrow, we will Treat A Stranger for Day 2. We will buy someone’s coffee, favorite soda, or maybe their lunch as our treat. It will be a stranger and it will be unexpected. We hope you will jump in and treat a stranger too. It feels great to see people smile!
2 thoughts on “Day 1: Candy Canes”
I’m participating in 25 Days of Giving too and I LOVE those cards you made! (You did make them, right?)
I’ll be following along and supporting you from Pennsylvania! 🙂
Thanks Janelle! It is awesome to hear that you are participating in the 25 Days of Giving as well. Thanks for the feedback on the cards. We designed and created them.