When I first heard about the money drops in San Francisco and Los Angeles, my ears perked right up. Someone is stuffing bills in envelopes and then giving the envelopes away? Wow, inconceivable! Is it a brilliant idea for a person to share his or her wealth in this way? I can’t decide. I keep thinking we’re experiencing a yet-to-be-announced reality show or maybe the makings of a video game. I’m certainly not opposed to the generosity—give away that cash! I’m just not sure if I had a gazillion dollars that I would choose to share my moola in this way.
I am a big fan of paying it forward. And who pays it forward better than teachers! Every day, a teacher brings students closer to their dreams—by teaching, listening, caring, problem solving, and the list goes on. Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back; then pay that pat on your back forward to another teacher!
PS: If you were to find an envelope stuffed with cash, how would you pay it forward?
a. take half the cash and rehide the envelope
b. spend the money locally to help the local economy
c. donate the cash
d. other? Please share!