Blog post by Sibyl W, a Kindness Investor from Brentwood, Tenn.
The Williamson County Park has a walking path that follows along a river on one side. There’s a hopscotch design painted on the path and a little further up you’ll see three different circles with a sign that says:
- Stand in the circles, looking at each other. Make each other smile or laugh.
- Hold hands, give your child a hug, a smile or a pat on the back.
- Watch, listen and learn. See what your child looks at, talks about and does.
As I went further up I stopped and met walking his little dog, Yachi. Ed adopted this adorable dog and was told Yachi’s former owner was a lady from Japan who could no longer care for her. Ed is in the process of teacher his dog to come to him in English because his first master spoke only Japanese. One thing is for sure, she loves people and attention. Ed was told Yachi means “good luck” in Japanese. I don’t doubt she is.
I explained the Year of Giving to Ed and he accepted my offer of $10 dollars. Ed told me, “for the rest of this year I’ll be working my bucket list. I’m going to travel to Vermont and check that out and I love Washington, I’m going to travel there as well.”
Ed has moved eight times in the last 17 years and he’s going to find the place where he’ll finally settle down.
I asked Ed what he might do with the $10 dollars and he said, “I’ll give it back to you so you can give it to the next person.” I explained I couldn’t accept anything so he said, “well then I’ll probably give it to a cause, maybe the Humane Society.”
I wish Ed a safe trip and lots of fun while whittling down his bucket list.