Today I noticed a disheveled and seemingly mentally ill woman board a bus as I was walking past. About half a block later I heard shouting coming from the bus. I stopped and saw that the bus driver was out of her seat so I hurried back to see if anyone needed help. Just as I arrived I saw the bus driver in the aisle calmly explaining that the passenger needed to get off the bus because she was being very disruptive. The passenger physically attacked her and a man on the bus intervened to help the bus driver. The passenger ran off the bus and the man and I worked to comfort the driver. She was shaken up but mostly terrified she would get fired if someone called the cops bc she had her husband and son on the bus (which I guess is against the rules). I gave her a long hug and reassured her that we wouldn't call the cops and just wanted to make sure she was okay. As we heard the sound of sirens approaching, he encouraged her to get on the move and I gave her one last squeeze. As the man and I continued on our way, I gave him a token. He said "What? No. That's what we're all here for- to look out for each other". I said, "I know. And I still think you deserve thanks". We smiled and parted ways.
I was on a 5hr plane ride to visit my brother across the US. It was Father's Day weekend and there were a lot of families traveling with us. This particular airline has a first-come, first-serve policy for its seating. I got to get in the plane super early and find an ideal (for me -I like the aisle) seat. Unfortunately the flight was full and the last few families who got in couldn't sit together. I didn't have an open seat next to me, but there was one on the other side of the aisle. I gave up my seat and sat in a center spot so a family could sit together(ish). After I sat, another passenger handed me a token. I had never seen or heard of these before but now I tell everyone! We all need to spread the love a little more!!
I was making a wedding cake and went to the grocery store florist. The florist had told me to come early to pick out the roses I needed.
Another woman came early to pick up her order. I indicated to the florist to go ahead and help her first. After 10 minutes or so, the woman finally left.
After I had picked the flowers I needed, I gave the florist a Tikkun Token. She nearly cried from joy.
A mere Tikkun Token changed her day. I loved doing that.
My father in law was starting hospice at home services. The company delivering the bed for him was not allowed to help move patients physically. When we knew there would be a challenge to transfer my father in law from his chair to the bed, the set up and delivery gentleman was kind enough to instruct a number of family members, standing bedside, on how to successfully do the transfer. At this stressful and sad time we were all so appreciative for the assistance he provided to successfully do the transfer, while at our side. Before he left I told him how much his help was appreciated and gave him a token.
My daughter and I tuck a couple of tokens in our pocket when we go somewhere new. It helps us look for the helpers instead of thinking about our own social discomfort, and brightens someone else's day.
Was at the gym and having a hard time of it. This person came in and started playing this amazing pump-up music with a beautiful message of love and acceptance which help power me through the work-out but also inspired me to share the album with some close friends who would have otherwise never heard it.