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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Terrific Tuesday

Have you ever lost your wallet or purse? I think most of us have at one time or another. If so, you know the sick-to-the-pit-of-your-stomach feeling that hits you when you realize it is missing.

The flip side of losing your wallet is finding it again. Or finding something else. It feels great to find something of value. Finding 25 cents while I was out on a run one day brightened my day. Finding a coupon for a favorite restaurant can make someone happy.

With that incredibly long, but hopefully not too boring lead-in, today's news story is about a movement to help more people feel the good feeling of finding something.

Burger King is dropping real wallets in Chicago and Orlando with real money and real gift certificates in them to brighten people’s lives and make things better for people...

More recently, some other folks have taken this idea and run with it. Nina Hershberger and Daiv Russell have launched a Pay It Forward campaign. Instead of real wallets, which would be a bit more expensive, their plan is using paper wallets. They will provide people with 50 free paper wallets, just for the asking for people that will pass them out as they see fit with the addition of something of value. The item of value can be anything of your choice, whether that is gift certificates, cash or something else is up to you. Check it out and think about whether this is something you could participate in to help spread some good news around.

What do you think about this? A good idea or should helping others be done in other ways? If you do plan on doing this, please leave a comment here. You can also chat about it over on Twitter where you can say "hi" to me as well.

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