Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 328: Shared Hot Chocolate With People Working In The Cold


A while back on this journey, I met (via the internet) a man name Todd.  Todd and his son started 500 Kindnesses, a charity bike ride from Toronto to New York City.  In lieu of pledging money, Todd asked people to pledge an act of kindness instead, and for each act of kindness, he would donate $1.  Todd is actually going to do another bike ride next year from Toronto to Mobile, Alabama!  A few weeks ago, I received a message from Todd where he mentioned that he was launching an event for Black Friday called "Share Something Day."  Rather than a day of crazy shopping, Todd asked that people share something with another person (donate blood, share a cab, etc.).  I let him know that I would be willing to participate in "Share Something Day" for my random act today.

I'm pretty sure I have mentioned on this blog before that I am not the most handy person in the world.  I am trying to become more of a Mr. Fix-It, but it is a slow process.  Many times, I need help when things run amok in my house, and luckily I have a couple of guys I can always look to.  Reggie and Artur are my building's engineers, and they, along with our building manager Jennifer, make sure that our building always runs smoothly.  Whether it is fixing something, coordinating building initiatives, or, like today, decorating the building for the holidays, Jennifer, Reggie, and Artur are always on top of things.  As I said, today is the day that they decorate our building for the holidays, and it is always one that stands out on our block.  Unfortunately, the crazy Chicago weather has dropped 30 degrees and kicked up to 30+ MPH winds.  They are still out there chugging along though.  When Lindsey, Isla, and I got back from shopping, we were super cold, so we planned on making some hot chocolate.  We thought that we should definitely share some with Jennifer, Reggie, Artur, and a resident of our building, Cindy.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I shared hot chocolate with people working in the cold!

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