Well? Was Mitzvah Day as meaningful for you as it was for me? It’s amazing how spending your day with the intention of doing as much good for others as you can is able to completely alter your own attitude. I found myself looking at others and at situations throughout my day differently – as opportunities to spread joy rather than as something that would normally have frustrated me. And whenever a day gets a bit stressful, I try to remind myself of Mitzvah Day and to keep some of that spirit always.
What I did for Mitzvah Day:
One of our neighbour’s dogs got out of their yard and I caught him and took him back home.
I bought coffee for the person behind me in line at the drive through.
I met a friend for lunch at Cora’s. The waitress went above and beyond what was needed – I asked if she knew where a nearby post office is and she used her iPhone to find out for me, she went back to the kitchen and stood over the cook to ensure that no strawberries came in contact with my plate, and when she felt that my eggs hadn’t been cooked to perfection, she insisted that they do them over again. I overtipped her and told the manager about what a great job she had done.
I donated my Canadian Tire money to my nephew’s school to help pay for gifts for children in need.
I taped money to some vending machines with a note saying “Have a treat on me!”. (I hid for a bit and watched some people go up to the machines – it was so much fun to see their reactions!)
I baked some cookies and took those to my bank along with some coffee to thank them for their recent help and excellent customer service recently.
I baked dog biscuits and cat treats and donated them to a local rescue.
I stopped by the local animal shelter and played with some of the dogs and cats there.
I gave out +K to some of my favourite bloggers on Klout.
I did some Christmas shopping for someone who was unable to get out and do their own.
I went to some of my favourite blogs and made sure to leave comments on at least 25 of them. I chose blogs that I love but that aren’t among the “big blogs” that get lots of traffic as those blogs could use a little extra love.
I shared links to at least 25 projects I love on various social media platforms to help promote these blogs to others.
What about you? How did you spend Mitzvah Day? Don’t forget to link up your blog post about it here: http://cynchronicity.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/its-mitzvah-day/
Maya Fitzpatrick says
love, love, love this!! Do you do a mitzvah day every day? weekly? monthly? or once a year? just curious! I love all of the things you did… my favorite one is taping $ to a vending machine and hiding to see people’s reactions. I def. want to do that. Thanks for sharing