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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gold Medal for Candian Woman's Hockey

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give". Winston Churchill

Woohoo back up the truck for the crap load of medals. Gold for the Women's Hockey Team.

I decided that today I needed to get more exercise in my life. So when I left work today I turned right instead of left when I left my office building. I headed towards the river and the stairs heading up the hill side. There is a couple hundred stairs up the side of the hill across from Prince's Island. So up the hill I went. I got to the top I was exhausted. I thought that climbing those stairs are totally worth a reward. So on the way up I scanned the stairs to find a place to leave my dollar. Found a perfect spot to leave my buck. I got to the spot but there were so many people running up the stairs for exercise or those huffing and puffing their way up to maybe just get home. So I loitered around my perfect spot until the coast was clear. I didn't want someone to see me leave it, I wanted someone to discover it as they used the handrail to help pull them up the stairs. I left my Loonie in the lower handrail that had a crack in it. I hope some one found it already as they struggled up the steps.
I will check on it tomorrow.

Act of service for the day: stop and help a stranded motorist.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Canada Gold Silver in Woman's Bobsled

"Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow. "
from "The Matchmaker" Thornton Wilder

Today as I left work I peeked in the window of a bar to see the score in Canada/Russia hockey game. Score was 2/0 in Canada's favour Woohoo. I knew something good had to happen today.
When I got home I watched the rest of the game, 7/3 in our favour, the first time Canada has beat Russia at Olympic hockey in 50 years. Then we win gold / silver in woman's two man's Bob, and a silver in woman's speed skating. What could be better than that Woohoo Canada.
There is an old bell on display on the street I put my Loonie inside on the piece that hits the wall of the bell. I don't know what you call that piece, but if someone goes to ring it they will be a dollar richer. I am sure someone is ringing it tonight to honour all of fantastic medal wins.
The Calgary Tower is lite up to honour the medals. Every time we win a medal the flame is lite for the whole city to see. ( Calgary hosted the 1988 Olympics and the tower was lite with the Olympic Flame)

Act of service for the day: volunteer to help or donate to a children's sport program

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Red Cross

"So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality" Susan Sarandon

I missed writing my blog last night but I gave away my Loonie. I wasn't feeling well so went to bed right after I got home. I didn't even stay up for my date with Jack Bauer (24 TV Show), if you knew me you know I LOVE Jack and never miss watching him.
I have found that since I started giving away my Loonie and have been talking about it with others I find out the good things that others do. Like my co-worker. We stepped out for a bit to celebrate his and my birthdays. I told him about what I do. I told him that since I have started this I haven't had one person ask me for spare change which I still find weird. He said he gets asked all the time but he doesn't give them money but will buy them lunch or a coffee.
Other people I tell just think I am weird that I give away a dollar to strangers. Well I say it makes me feel good and it's fun.
So on the way home yesterday I left my Loonie in the ticket tray on the CTrain. In Calgary our train is called the CTrain. When you buy a ticket the ticket comes out in a little windowed box. I put my dollar in there. The price of the CTrian has gotten expensive so I subsidized someones ride :)
Today I stayed home because I was still sick. But I needed to go out and get some chicken soup and medicine. But I knew I wanted to give my dollar away. It just happens that there is a Red Cross between my condo and the grocery store. So I went in the Red Cross and left my dollar in the waiting area of the blood donor section. On the way home I looked to see if it was gone.I had just done that and this lady walks by me and says "that's a really nice coat" It is my 6 year old coat that I had made. I think that the complement was in return for me giving away my dollar. When you give away money or things you don't always get something back but when you do you may get back something totally different than what you gave.
Since I have been giving away my dollar I have received lots of things, like a promotion at work, on my birthday I don't usually get birthday cakes but this year I got TWO, I also got money and lots of wonderful gifts. Lots of good things have come my way and I feel very blessed.

Todays act of service: donate blood

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Canada vs USA


"There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else" Peyton Conway March

Tonight was the much anticipated Canada vs. USA hockey game. I went to a charity event to watch the game and help raise money for Inn From the Cold and the Sonshine Community Services. It was fun being in such a big crowd. The noise when we cheered was out of this world. But unfortunately we lost 5 to 3 to the Americans. It isn't the end of the world it just means that we have to work a little harder to get to the Gold medal game. We can do it. We are the first nation of hockey :)
Anyway I left my Loonie today at the venue I watched the hockey game at so probably some hockey fan will find it or a waiter or waitress. Doesn't matter who.

Act of service for the day: wipe down the restroom sink in a restaurant or other public place for the next person.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Olympic Plaza





"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver".
Maya Angelou
I earlier wrote that I left a Loonie in the wrapper of a chocolate bar. I won't be doing that again. There is a grocery chain here that has had someone tampering with food in the store. This person has been pitting pins etc in food. They don't know who is doing it. But it scared me that maybe I shouldn't have left the Loonie.I don't want to get in trouble for trying to do something nice lol.
Today was a lovely day in Calgary and I thought I would go down to the Olympic Plaza and go ice skating. While I was there I checked on my Loonie I left yesterday. I watched as some tourists walked right by the plaque I left the Loonie on top of. They stopped and looked at another plaque above the Loonie. They didn't see the Loonie and either has anyone else because it is still there.
So as you can see in the picture above I left the Loonie in the Olympic Rings in the railings at the Plaza.
I was in the office today and asked my co-worker if he found the Loonie I left in his office a few weeks ago. He said "no, but going to ripe my office apart tomorrow and find it". We shall see lol
Act of Service for Today: bring hot meals to the homeless living on the streets.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Speed Skating




"Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder." Maimonides

Happy Friday
As I sat at work today I thought where can I leave my Loonie that would somehow relate to the Olympics, a light bulb went off. The Calgary Olympic Plaza. Behind the stage are little monuments for each sport of the 1988 Games. Each stone states the medalists for each event. Canada has won many medals in snowboarding, but that was not heard of in 88. Canada just won a gold medal in speed skating so I left my Loonie on the top of the speed skating plaque.
My little tribute to our Gold medal

Act of Service for today: organize a food drive in your office or neighbourhood.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Canada wins in Shoot out in Hockey

"Think of giving not as a duty, but as a privilege" John D. Rockefeller

Today I had a safety course outside Calgary in Balzac. This past August a giant mall opened on the edge of this small town called CrossIron Mills. I went there today after my course to shop. I figured I would give away my Loonie at the mall. After walking around for a couple hours I found those kiddie rides that used to cost maybe 25 cents to ride when I was a kid. Well with inflation it costs a buck now. PEEEEEERFECT I thought. I put a Loonie inside the little car. I so hope a little kid gets in the car and they can use the Loonie to go for a ride. WOOHOO.

If you want to send a CHEER to the Canadian team at the Olympics you can go to www.sendyourcheer.ca . You can send an online postcard.

Act of Service idea for the day: pay for a friend or a stranger's dinner.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Charity of Choice

"I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good" George H.W. Bush

I am a member of the Canadian Progress Club Elevate. Tonight our club had 3 presentations from possible charity partners. All three had very compelling stories of the people they help. How do you chose between one or the other. Which ever we as a club chose will be our charity of choice for the next 3 years. I wish we could raise enough money to support all three.

Being that I was in this environment tonight. I decided that it was a good place to leave my Loonie. So I left it in the room where we met for someone to find on the wood panelling.

The first week I started to give away my loonies I left one in the leg of a table in my condo lobby. That Loonie has been there for at least a month and finally today someone took it. Yippee!!!!!!

Act of service for the day: volunteer at a woman's shelter.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

GO Canada GO

"Many people despise wealth, but few know how to give it away" Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Happy Tuesday!
My friend Aubrey informed me today that the Olympic event she went too was so busy she couldn't find a place to leave her Loonie so she said she will leave it in The Olympic Plaza in Calgary. The Olympic Plaza was built for the Calgary 88 Olympics. Each evening the public could go down to the Plaza and see the medal ceremonies for the winners of each event.

Being the Olympics I wanted to leave my Loonie in a sports related environment. So I went into the Mountain Equipment Co-op to find the snowboarding stuff to honour the two medals we have won in snowboard related events. To my surprise they didn't have any snow board equipment. So I found the ski boots and slipped the Loonie inside a pretty purple pair. That pair is now a dollar off lol.

An act of service for the day: Take in your neighbour's trash can even if they are able, but especially if they are not.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Canada is Golden

" The love we give away is the only love we keep" Elbert Hubbard
The best gift I could have gotten this weekend for my birthday is a GOLD medal win at the Olympics. Way to go Alex Bilodeau. What an awesome mogul run.

Today my friend Margot and her daughter Marron are attending the pairs figure skating at the Olympics. Aubrey is attending the men's 500 metres speed skating race. Both Margot and Aubrey are leaving Loonies for me at their respective events. When they get back I will share with you their story of where they left the dollars and pictures. I hope the leaving of the Loonies bring Canada good luck in their events and bring the Canadian athletes GOLD medals.

The creator of the ice at the Salt Lake Utah Games placed a Canadian Loonie below centre ice to bring Canada good luck. Canada went on the win both the men's and the women's hockey GOLD medals at the games and also the pairs figure skaters of Jamie and David won GOLD on the same ice. The Loonie is now in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Today I found a car wash down the street that has a change machine. I will never be without a Loonie again. Woohoo!!!!!!

I wanted to leave my Loonie today somehow related to the Olympics. I found an Olympic souvenir program at the store and stuck a dollar in the spine. I hope someone buys that program soon and gets there Lucky Loonie.

There are many ways to give. The thought for the day to give. Next time you are at the grocery store leave some soup in the food bank box. You will feel so good after.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!!!!!!

"To look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand" Edward Everett Hale
Happy Valentines day. Today I went to my first professional lacrosse game. It was very interesting and fun.
My good friend Aubrey is off to the Olympic games tomorrow to see the men's 500m speed skating. So I gave Aubrey my Loonie to give away at the event. So tomorrow Aubrey and Margot will be giving away Loonies at the Olympic games. I give away Loonies and in return we get gold medals. Way to go Canada. We rock.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!!

"Charity begins at home and justice begins next door" Charles Dickens
Happy birthday to me :)
Lest night I missed writing my blog and giving away a dollar. I was taken for birthday drinks after work which lead to more drinks at my place where we ended up watching the Olympic opening ceremonies. Today I made up for it.
Bring my birthday means I can and have anything that I want. Well I wanted a yummy breakfast at The Galaxy Diner around the corner. So off I went.I was alone so sat at the counter with some random people. I had yummy fattening salmon eggs benny on a croissant with hash browns. What could be better really. As I sat there I thought I need to give away 2 dollars today. So when I got my bill and figured out my tip I then added an extra dollar to the tip. So there was one buck gone what about the other?
As I walked home I thought well today is the 13th. So I need to incorporate the dollar with 13. So I walked up 13th ave looking for 13th Street. What a good place to leave it at 13th and 13th. Well I guess 13th Street doesn't go that far. So at the place I thought it should connect I just left the Loonie on the sidewalk. It is probably found by now woohoo. Who says the number 13 isn't lucky come see me. :)
So I am about the go for Thai food for my birthday dinner and then to laugh our heads off at Yuk Yuks comedy club.
Have a wonderful night I will.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Change

"Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas" Dale Evans

Today is about change. Today I moved back into my old office I hadn't been in for over a year. I was given a new position at work. I am now working for two departments and not totally sure what I am going to be doing. But change is good right. I attracted this into my life. it's all good.

Change, all I had was change today no Loonies just some quarters and dimes. I had exactly $1.03. Now I have 3 cents. I was very merry all day at work with the excitement of the new opportunities that are unfolding for me in the office. I happily walked towards home holding my 2 quarters and 5 dimes in my mitts like little kids do lol. Where am I going to put this stack of change? I thought about this spot I pass every morning on the way to work. The stop light at 10th and 9th across from the Armory. There is a post at the light that used to be part of a fence and part of the cap from the old fence is attached on the side of the post. It's like a drink holder for your beer on the folding lawn chairs. I always thought that would be a good place to put a buck. But better yet a great place for a pile of change. Tomorrow morning when I go to work I sure hope it isn't there.
See didn't I tell you change is good :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vancouver Olympics

"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our minds to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others " Barbara Bush.

Today I gave a Loonie to my good friend Margot. She is heading off Saturday to the Olympic Games in Vancouver. She is going to leave a Loonie at one of the three events that she is attending. I think it is a perfect venue to leave something to be found by a stranger. I wish I was there to leave lots of Loonies around and share the love with the world.
Go Canada Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Mitts


"No one has become poor by giving" Anne Frank.
Yesterday I asked in my blog for suggestions on where to put my Loonie and my sister suggested to put one in an Olympic Mitt.
In case you aren't Canadian and don't know the Hudson Bay Company is dressing the Canadian Athletes at the games. They are selling these Olympic Mitts as seen above for $10. Four dollars from each sale goes to help Canadian athletes. The store couldn't keep the mitts on the shelf. By the beginning of January at least 1,000,000 pairs of mitts had been sold. Approximately equalling one in 35 Canadians have a pair of mitts. Over $4 million dollars has been donated to Canadian athletes. Way to go Canada!!!!!!!
So today at lunch I walked over to The Bay Store to find the Olympic mitts to hid my Loonie in. The Olympic section was teaming with shoppers. As I slid my Loonie into a pair of mitts 3 ladies stood around me trying them on. Maybe one of them found my Loonie as I walked away.
The picture with the fish I took in early January in Kenora Ontario. I was driving from Kitchener Ontario to Calgary Alberta while the the Olympic flame followed us on it's journey across the country. The Flame was coming to Kenora the next day. Kenora is known for the world biggest Husky fish. As we drove by on the Trans Canada Highway we saw these giant mitts swinging from the mouth of the fish. It was the perfect Kodak moment to good to pass up even in the negative 29 degree Celsius weather.
Go Canada Go!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Monday
"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it" Albert Einstein.
Went to the grocery store on the way home and didn't want to tamper with any merchandise today so put my dollar in the charity bin at the cashier. The money goes to the Calgary Zoo. a very good cause if i must say so myself.
I was looking at the ceiling in my office area and my co-worker asked me what I was looking for and I replied oh something someone hid. Oh she says " like a scavenger hunt". Me "ya sort of". Still looking for where Paul taped up the Loonie. Oh where oh where could that little Lonnie be?
You know when Ii do find it I will just give it away.
I saw a bunch of pennies on the street today and instead of picking them up as I usually do I left them for the next guy. :)
Send me any ideas of where to put my Loonies please!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sherlock Holmes

Happy Sunday

I was thrilled that Todd the creator of the idea of giving a dollar a day away from the the website www.giveawayadollaraday.com read my blog the other day and left me amessage. i thought that was so cool.

I encourage any of my readers to give away a dollar or to just do any act of giving, like dropping some food in the food bank box at the grocery store, or putting money in the tins you find beside the cash register, or donating that dollar or two they ask for at the grocery or drug store to support a charity.

This afternoon I went to a matinee to see Sherlock Holmes and on the way home i dropped a loonie in a Canada Post Mail Box. So must likely the postal worker that empties the box will find it tomorrow.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chapters

Good evening
I am sorry to say yesterday I missed giving away a dollar. So I made it up today and gave away two.
First of all I would like to say that I think it is weird that since I started giving away money I have not had one person on the street ask me for spare change, because if I did have someone ask and I haven't given my dollar away I would give it to them in an instant no matter what they were going to do with it. So I will let you know when I do get asked the first time.
So Aubrey and I went to Chinook Mall today for shopping and on the way we stopped to wash her car.I had just explained that it is hard to get enough loonies to give away. You see I use an online bank and so I can't just go in and ask for a roll of Loonies. Aubrey had to stop at the car wash and low and behold they had a change machine. Cha ching "change" I am set for a while.
We got to the mall and I said I have to give away two today.Aubrey you can give away one and me the other. We forgot about it until the end of the shopping trip. We were across from Chapters book store and Aubrey says we can hide them in books. Great Idea.(I think Aubrey is having as much fun at this as me when she helps) So I gave Aubrey a Loonie and I kept the other and I said put it in a book that means something to you or in your favourite book. I headed to the children's section to find the best kids book ever (okay one of the best) "Where the Wild Things Are" and picked up a pristine copy and stuck the Loonie inside and put it back on the shelf, secretly hoping a little kid would find it.
I found Aubrey in the Self help section stuffing books back in the shelf.I asked which book did you put it in so I could write in here.It was Dr. Wayne Dyer "10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace". She then had some books in her hand that I couldn't see and said she found some books she wanted to buy. At the cash register she asked me which environmental bag I like the best. So she went up to the counter and bought her books. As we walked out of the store she said "happy birthday Nancy". She had bought me that same Wayne Dyer book and another book called " The Language of Letting Go". I felt the love :)
While I was waiting for her to buy her books I was looking at the stuff around the cash registers and found a little box tittled "the desktop heads of Easter Island". Inside are small stone heads of Easter Island. I plan to put them on the desk of my new office. Since I will have a new position at work soon. I plan to go to Easter Island this Fall and these little guys will give me inspiration. I think i was meant to find them. I need to name the 4 heads so if you have a suggestion let me know.
As a side note we went to this new Greek Restaurant in Calgary. We saw what looked like a yuumy appetizer feta and spinach stuffed into Calamari. Sounds yummy huh??????? It was just as it sounded a giant piece of squid stuffed with green and white mixture. As Aubrey said I almost choked trying to get it down. It was brutally bad. I can still taste it even after the shots of Ouzo the owner gave us. So keep this in mind if you see this on a menu. DON'T trust the waitress when she says it is good. On the other hand the rest of the food was very good.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Aubrey's Loonie

Tonight I went to client event with Aubrey and Bill. As Aubrey and I left I said "oh, I don't know if I have loonie". Aubrey said oh I have one. So Aubrey said lets go hide it and I will take a picture.
So we walked up the street and found the address of a building written out in brass letters. Aubrey said "lets stick it in there in the E" As we were doing it this guy comes up and says "what you doing?" To Aubrey he says "you look guility of something". She said "no, it's not like we are hiding a bomb or anything just hiding a loonie". So i told him that i hide a loonie somewhere cool everyday so someone will find it". Probably a smoker will be standing outside the building smoking tomorrow and turn around and see the loonie and think WOW i found a buck, cool.

I said " you can take the buck if you want it when we leave". He said "no, but i have a nice butt and you can see it for free. (I still don't know what his butt had to do with us hiding a loonie???)So he turns around and pulls up his jacket and shows us his butt. I take a look and say yup it sure is nice. (not that it really was but why hurt his feelings right?).

He says to Aubrey "you still look suspicious". We say bye and walk away and he he still talking to us saying "oh your cute, lol". We just walk away laughing and look back to see if he took the money, but he left it there for someone else.
It was fun is all I can say.
Ps will post the picture once Aubrey send it to me!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lonnie in Wall


Tonight I went to a client appreciation event with our corporate travel agent FCM Travel. I was sitting with Paul and remembered i still had my Loonie for the day. As i pull out the Loonie Paul smiles and starts looking around at where I can put it and looks at the wall of loosely cemented brick.I look too and there is a perfect ledge to sit it on.
Corrina is watching and is wondering what i am doing.I explain to her about giving away a dollar a day. She looks at it and wants to take it and i say no you can't someone has to find it. Then Paul says hey you are supposed to give it away with no conditions so she could take it if she wants. Of course Paul was right so i said yup you can take it if you want.
It was still there when we left and maybe Corrina did take it maybe not. It doesn't matter someone will find it.
Paul took a picture but i couldn't get it to upload.
What have you done for the world today?
Have a great one.
Nancy

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Gift with Purchase

At work today my co-worker Paul came up and said I told my son about your blog and what you were doing and he liked the idea so much he went and hid a Loonie. But Paul wouldn't tell me where it was.
I asked Paul today if he found any money today. He said NOT!
I told him all the places that I had placed Loonies that hadn't been claimed. He said "after about 300 days and $300 left hidden around you will go back when you need money one day and retrieve them". "Not a chance" I said. I am amused that they haven't been found they aren't hidden that hard.
So today as I walked home I was thinking where am I going to hide it today. I was off to the Co-op grocery store and had a bright idea. A gift with purchase usually means you get a sample of a product the company makes. Today you get a buck. Almost like a rebate but you don't have to wait weeks while you mail off the form and the receipts and receive the cheque for $1 in the mail lol.
I love chocolate and figured that was the place to hide it. So I found a Dove Milk chocolate bar, checked up and down the aisle to see if anyone was watching and slipped the Loonie down the back of the cardboard wrapper and placed it back on the shelf. I am sure I looked suspicious to the security team watching on the cameras. lol.
As I walked away the first thing I thought was it that considered food tampering, adding a germ covered coin in a package of chocolate? Hum well it's too late now unless I buy that bar. No one will know it was me unless they are reading this blog and since there is only one follower who lives in Ontario who is my sister I think I am in the clear.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday February 1st.
Since I started doing this I have started to tell friends and co-workers what I am doing and now they share there stories of things they do. Like my two friends were with me when I hid the Lonnie in Banff and the next week they were excited to go back and see if the Loonie on the wall was gone. It was but that's okay hopefully it came in handy for soomeone.
My friend Tanya was staying over and was asking me where I was going to put my Loonie tomorrow when we were in the elevator and I said I was going to leave one on the ledge in the elevator but couldn't reach. She is taller than me and reached up and put a loonie in that same spot. She emailed me today excited to ask me if hers was gone, it was.

I am always telling my co-worker at work where I hid the Loonies and then telling him when I check on them if they are still there. So today he told me he taped a Lonnie somewhere in my office and said I WILL find it. So I went back to my office almost straining my neck to stare at every spot on the ceiling. I have not found it yet, but it is almost like a scavenger hunt. Fun for both of us.
So before I left work today I hide a dollar in his office and we shall see when he finds it.

A dollar a day is not a lot of money but I get a lot of joy out of finding a creative place to hide it each day and that is worth at least a dollar for my amusement. Then there is the happiness in just giving something away to a random stranger.
What have you done for others today?
Have yourself a great day!!!!!

www.GiveAwayADollarADay.com

I became inspired to begin giving away a dollar a day after viewing the website GiveAwayADollarADay.com. The paragragph below comes from this site.

"Give Away A Dollar A Day is the fun and simple way of opening your life up for more abundance and prosperity to flow. It's just like it sounds - you give away one dollar, every day. The best way to do this is anonymously, and in a public place. But what really makes this practice so genuine and empowering is that you decide where and how to give away your dollar - not to us, but to whomever and however you want."

This week I had an inspiration to share my experiences of giving away a dollar a day.
I started giving away a dollar a day on January 5th.

I had no idea where I should put my first dollar (Loonie, I am Canadian and we don't have dollar bills :) ) It was a freezing cold January day and I had just arrived home from driving from Kitchener Ontario to Calgary, Alberta; three long days and nights in negative 29 degree weather. Being tired and lazy I didn't want to go too far to hide the first dollar. When i went downstairs to get my mail i noticed a ledge above the boxes. Perfect I thought. The first Loonie was laid. I was pretty excited thinking about who would find it and would they smile and say "yeah i found a buck?" or say "what's a dollar doing up there?" I just hoped they were happy.
I came down the next day to go to work and was disappointed to find the Loonie was still there. By the end of the day it was gone.
So the fun had began. I am not sure if I am really doing this right. I have made this a fun thing. I like to give the money away but want to have fun doing it and don't want to make it too easy to find the Loonie. I want people to discover them. It's fun for me to find a place to put it on the way home from work. If I pass by the same way I check to see if it is gone and if it is I wonder who found it and sometimes hope it was a homeless person or someone that really needed it. But that's the thing I will never know will I?
So where have I hidden them so far? Window ledges on the way home, in the rungs of bus benches, in the elevator in my condo, on the rock wall in the parking lot on Banff, in the arm of a sculpture, under a box of Chocolate Lucky Charms (I was hoping a little kid would pick up the box and find the money), in the pockets of pants I tried on at Winners, in the curves of the letters on the sign on the wall of a store, on top of the parking meter, in the cutouts in the legs of the furniture in the lobby of my building, in the cabinet where the fire extinguisher is.
I have gone back and looked to see if the loonies are gone. The loonies in the letters on the wall, the Loonie in the leg of the furniture, the Loonie on the window sill down the street the 4 quarters on the window sill down stairs are all still there.