Every week for a year I left an envelope in a public place, with the hope that it would be discovered by a random stranger. The envelope contained some loose change along with the following note:
This money was left here intentionally and is specifically for your use. I know it's not much-- perhaps just enough to treat yourself to a cookie, coffee, a lottery ticket, donation to the homeless, a new pair of socks. In any case, I hope it "changes" your day for the better.
It was an exciting and highly satisfying experiment. (I wrote about it at length in my book Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.) For this week's mission, I'd like to pick up where I left off, but parlay this into something bigger and shinier.What if we each took some spare change (and a couple spare minutes) and did something simple but delightfully unexpected with it?