So, I came across this story today and it really hit home (no pun intended). Ever since I had a bad fall last September on a city street and dislocated and broke my wrist, I have been very nervous walking down the stairs at the subway. Just like the man in this story, I’d been […]Read More Day 739: Falling for transit
Once upon a time I had a pair of mittens. Warm mittens. Emblazoned with a maple leaf. I was so careful with these mittens, you’d think they were spun with pure gold, not wool. When I wasn’t wearing them, I’d tuck them into my purse or a tote bag so I wouldn’t drop them. I […]Read More Day 737: Lost and found times two
. Okay, so it hasn’t been quite this icy on Toronto streets lately, but it has been pretty slippery in spots out there. And I have broken both wrists over the past two years … the left one after a very bad fall that bruised both my arm and my ego. So, forgive me if […]Read More Day 735: Ice, ice, baby
. Stumbled across this photo and had to share. It reminded me that acts of kindness can occur in the most unlikely places. I’ve been practicing “random acts of friendliness” lately, which doesn’t sound like much except that I might be the least friendly person I know. Not that I don’t like people, I do. […]Read More Day 729: We are in this together
Facebook can make me crazy. Between the ranting and the humble-bragging, sometimes I wonder why I even signed on. But then I see a post like this (shared by a lovely friend) … one that makes my day, and I remember why I’m still there. I’ve never turned road rage on its head like this guy did […]Read More Day 728: For the love of lattes
I love this! This Instagrammer got a demo copy of the new “pay it forward” game, Sneaky Cards, and is sharing each card on IG. This one told me to prepay for a vending machine snack. Done! 2/55 #playitforward A post shared by Gripp… Plays It Forward (@gripp.plays.it.forward) on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:01am PDT […]Read More Day 727: Sneaky cards
. Okay, this video is pretty cheesy, but I like it. It reminds me how even the smallest gestures of kindness can turn someone’s day around, and have a ripple effect. They certainly do for me. You know those people who have a sunny glow about them and always cheer you up every time you […]Read More Day 726: Happy Leap Year!