Chocolate makes the world a better place. It really does. Can you imagine never having had a chocolate bar? It seems almost impossible. And who wants to live in that world anyway? I am at work, again. I swear grocery store time moves at 1/3 the pace as regular time. My third customer seems a little young to be buying alcohol….plus it is 8 in the morning. So I ask to see her ID. She hands it to me…her birthday is today’s date! She is 26. ‘Hooray! Happy Birthday!” She smile and says thanks. After talking for a bit about what her plans are I hand her the receipt and send her on her way. “Oh Wait! You forgot this.” I slip a Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Bar into her bag. “I didn’t buy that…” She says, puzzled. “I know. Happy Birthday!” She laughs and walks out happy and excited. I pay for the bar…instead of just writing it off on our spoils sheet. That makes it more official as a gift. At least this long day started off on the right foot. Sigh.
This was a really simple piece. By design. It was a simple gift. Giving something little can change someone’s day. Go make a small gift for someone. It helps to set a budget for yourself….like under 5 dollars. Under 2 might be even better….This might force you to get creative. FREE is the best. It really challenges you to recognize what you have in abundance and what you could do to make a gift. Oh….and we are at Day 100. Woohoo!