A few thoughts, on this:
- If you saw money on a tree, what would you do?
- The Money Tree is certainly a random act – but does kindness have to be directed or personal?
- (I think I’d assume that a) it was an art installation and b) the notes were forgeries!)
And on Random Acts of Kindness:
- If you’re thinking of giving something away, does it have to be something without risk? Food stuffs might be seen to be dangerous, money forged, drinks spiked… If someone left a chocolate bar on a bus wouldn’t your first thought be “what’s wrong with it?”
- Anonymous acts are best. People can be easily embarrassed at the thought of appearing grateful or gracious.
- The most successful RAKs seem to be items /services paid for then delivered through a third party – tolls paid, coffees bought, bills covered… We don’t trust strangers, but we trust service providers.
- Compliments – the simplest, do-anywhere RAKs – are free!