This drop really felt like graffiti because I had to (You like how I said I had to? I’m such a victim here) post a sticker up on a subway wall, which is the unofficial home and birthplace of graffiti. It’s also the official home and birthplace of a lot of rats, but that’s besides the point.
Today’s drop was made at about 3 pm, the week before Christmas at the 34th Street subway station. Prime time for traffic.
Sometimes I think about it…what am I getting caught doing? Planting a seed of joy with hopes that it’ll grow into a life changing tree of events? With massive arms that grabs and hugs everybody and everything? Please man, this is a good thing. This makes me think of something I’ve long battled with and I want to share with you. It’s just a challenge that I issued to myself long ago and fail constantly at. I’ll tell you what it is as the bottom of the post.
So here we are for Monday’s money drop. I told you! Look at the sign.
Today I wanted to have a little fun with the numbers. Because I leave a $5 bill, I planted it right after the 4 in 34. This made the sign say “345″ which doesn’t seem that cool at first, but when you think about it? Oh man, it’s amazing. (Just keep thinking, just keep thinking just keep thinking) -an obvious Finding Nemo reference thank you very much.
So here’s what it looked like when the 34 and 5 connect. It’s magical. Abracadabra! Now you don’t!
Now you see it! Wait a second…
I just did reverse magic on that wall! The best part is, I got to wait for the train and watch person after person just walk by completely oblivious to the fact that the universe was trying to gift them something. Sound familiar?
With that said, the challenge I alluded to before was a personal one. Basically I do my best to stifle the negative impulses and let the positive ones fly freely. Example- somebody sneezes on the train. Everybody knows they’re supposed to say god bless you, yet no one does, including me. Or when somebody drops something, do you want to bend down and pick it up but don’t? Next time, honor that kind impulse. Most people let the negativity fly without a thought. I think you know what this looks like i.e., yelling at somebody or flipping them off, the list could go on ad infinitum. Let the kindness fly! And be kind to yourself, the most important practice of all.