Gave a token to the staffer at Trader Joes who is always super sweet, patient and generous with our son at the sample station. Also gave token to a clerk who was really helpful and sweet at The Gap.
Finally I gave out a token!! I have had a few opportunities but timing has been off. Today I saw this man in the grocery store who was being so nice to EVERYONE! And this time I had a token in my pocket, and he got in line behind me...it was meant to be! I told him I had seen him through out the store and how nice he was to everyone, he made me smile and seemed to bring a smile to everyone around him. I gave him the token and he was so pleased he gave me a hug! I am on it now!! I also just got paid and tonight will send some $$ your way through Go FUND IT! Keep it up, the world will be a better place, I know it is because you all are in it.
Lori was our waitress today and through her kindness made taking two small children out in a snowstorm for pizza at naptime not a total disaster.
On December 6, 2015 I was preparing for a return flight home from Tucson, AZ when my friend Anne gave me a Ben's Bells Kindness Coin. She explained that Ben's Bells was a well-known Tucson non-profit project dedicated to kindness and instructed me to give the coin to someone I saw being kind.
To my delight, instead of feeling stressed about travel, I found myself focused on finding kindness. As I was waiting in the line to go through security, I found my chance. The woman in front of me was travelling with a toddler who was having a total and complete meltdown and she was frantically trying to wrangle her bags, the kid, the stroller and a carseat. As I helped her load her belongings onto the conveyor belt, I saw a man, whom I assumed to be travelling with her, on the other end helping with more of her belongings.
We got through the scanner and I realized that the man in front of her was also a stranger to this woman. I watched him carry her stroller and carseat all the way to the gate, watch her stuff so she could take her child to the bathroom and then carry her belongings to the gate for her. Fortuitously, I ended up in line behind him. When I handed him the coin and thanked him for his kindness, his face lit up. He had heard of Ben's Bells, but never seen one of the coins. He immediately swore to pass it on at the first opportunity.
I realized, in that moment, that I wanted to create my own kindness token project at home. I spent the whole flight home sketching out my ideas and with a lot of research and a lot of help, a month later, voila, we have Tikkun Tokens.