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When I was in high school (like 10 years ago…wuff I’m old) I randomly received a letter from a girl that I grew up with, she was a few years older than me and we were by no means friends. Don’t get me wrong, we were friendly but she wasn’t someone that I ever hung around with. In this letter she shared a recent story of her college life and followed it up with a few really powerful inspirational/day brightening quotes. In her letter she said that she was going to make a habit of writing a letter to two people she appreciated a month and I was one of those people for that month. Call me sappy but that letter really stuck with me. I read it over and over again and to this day I still have it. I just couldn’t believe that someone would be kind enough to take time out of their day to write a letter to me. Someone that didn’t really even know me. Ever since then I have tried hard (mostly failed) at often doing very small and simple things to make people’s day around me.
It wasn’t until recently that I came up with one of the most simple, fast (the whole project took me less than 15 minutes), easy, yet impactful, ways to brighten someone’s day. Here’s how:
- Buy Wrigley’s Extra® Spearmint or Polar Ice® gum from the checkout line at Walmart. I get the new bulk package because it has 35 sticks in a pack (more gum? Yes please!) and with it’s plastic, durable, recycled packaging it’s SO convent to carry around.
- Print out my Free Printable that has 36 (I threw an extra quote in there just in case you didn’t like one of my others) short, yet uplifting, quotes that fit perfectly to the size of Extra® gum.
- Cut out the quotes.
- Tape them on to the side of the gum that does not have the seam! This will make it so the person you’re giving the gum to can actually open the piece… I learned this the hard way.
- Start brightening people’s day by simply giving them a piece of gum! Let’s be honest, everyone loves gum and gum with a quote to brighten your day on it? I don’t think it could get much better than that!
The best part is that you don’t even need to know the person you give a stick of gum to. It can be a complete stranger that you feel like needs their day made.
I started doing this about two weeks ago. Every time I had a piece of gum I challenged myself to give one to someone else. I have seen a huge improvement in my attitude and overall happiness on a daily basis! I challenge you to do the same, even if you don’t tape the quotes on the gum, share a piece of Extra® gum with someone, it’s bound to make their day!