An unselfish giving habit….something we should all consider.
After an extremely exciting and active day of snowboarding in Lake Tahoe, Ryan and I went to the Hard Rock Cafe for a couple drinks and dinner. For some reason, we tend to just “belly up” to the bar – not always because of the bar factor, but because we like the simplicity of not waiting and we enjoy the company around us.
Shortly after we sat down, a gentleman and his wife sat next to us, carrying a container. Within the first few minutes, I noticed all the servers stop by for him to open the container and give homemade chocolate chip cookies.
I was slightly confused, so I said to him, “Wow – that’s really nice that you brought these for them.” He replied, “In the past 9 years I have made over 25,000 baked items for the local waitstaff, grocery store clerks, and other service people.” He continued on, “‘In a world where so many people complain about them, this is my way of saying “thanks.”’
An Unselfish Giving Habit
This man and his wife were full of smiles, extremely friendly, approachable and absolutely over-the-top in giving.
After our encounter with them, I couldn’t help but wonder. What if everyone had this unselfish giving habit? How might the world be changed?
These people probably were not millionaires. They probably couldn’t spend hundreds or thousands giving monetary donations to multiple charities. But what they could provide was a simple food item that clearly brought happiness to each waitstaff crew that night.
It is truly in these unselfish giving habits that the world might be a better place. Have you created a habit like this? I know I need to.
p.s. I now do this every single day via my blog. Read more about it via Blue Dye Test.