I have TED talks liked on my facebook. I don't generally think I have time to watch them whenever I see new ones posted, but honestly, I probably do. I did have the time today as I'm sitting on the couch with my cup of tea wishing this cold would let me be so I could take a deep breath. I like his idea of the generosity experiment. My first reaction was that I would love to be able to give those people money, but I'm too broke myself. Seriously, I'm waiting on my next paycheck before I can buy milk. But one of his last lines was about giving in as much capacity as you can, and about his story of giving one guy 20 bucks. It 20 bucks might not seem like a lot to most people, but I bet it seemed like a lot to that guy who received it.
I still don't have a lot to give, but I'd like to change myself into saying yes. I want to build a life of saying yes.
I have rolls of coins that I normally wait till I get 20 bucks or so then take them to the bank. Since I don't carry cash with me most of the time (can't afford to spend it), I can't say yes. So I'm going to start carrying coins so I can say yes when asked for help. 20 cents really isn't much. But it's what I can give, and someday it might be 20 bucks.