I attended an interfaith peace service after the shootings of three people at a restaurant in Olathe, KS. One of them passed away, which is especially tragic.
Monday I was standing in a rather long line at the sub shop in our local Wegman's grocery store. Behind me was a mother with 2 small children (most likely both under age 4) Mom was doing her best to keep the older boy occupied, and telling him he needed to be patient. And he was doing as good of a job as he could being a very small boy in a very long and slow moving line. At the end of the line, I gave him a token and thank him for being patient because it had been a very long line and he was being very kind and helpful to his mommy for being so good.
I handed them out to a few of my friends who are coaches and teachers. They do so much and work tireless hours with little to no recognition. They have some strange looks but the understood when I explained that I have caught them doing something good and wanted to tell them about it.
My motto is "catch them doing something good and tell them about it" with the token. I love it. Thanks for this amazing gift!
I picked one third grade classroom to start the "game" with. They must only exchange them between themselves for now..."as a test". " Then we can do the whole school!" We'll see what happens but the teacher got one from a kid already "because you didn't yell" (It was one of those days.
My first token went to a 7-year-old girl, who told her mother she wanted to send her American Girl doll to Syria to go to a child who "doesn't have anything to hold when they're scared." (She & her mom were able to send the doll through an aid group). Talk about an act of kindness!
I received a token for helping a student map out his courses to graduate in the fall 2017 term.
My company (Chevron) sponsored 60 young girls to see the movie "Hidden Figures" on MLK Day last month. We sent a number of female employees to serve as role models before the movie started and one of the girls gave me a token after I answered her questions about my job.