I’m so excited to share this photo. It’s a quick sneak peek of the upcoming Winter Rider’s interview which will be published next week!!
I’ve started listening to the Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor (it’s all about his research around happiness and how it affects success in life) and a study that he talks about in the book reminded me of Todd’s project, 500 Kindnesses.
Todd, a past participant of one of our Sweet Rides last year, has been doing a super long distance charity bike ride, collecting pledges for Toronto People With AIDS Foundation for the past 2 years. This year, however, he is going to do a long distance bike ride with his son on a tandem bike! Very cool, right? And instead of collecting monetary pledges, he wants to collect 500 acts of kindnesses to fuel his ride to New York City.
I definitely want to pledge something, preferably bike related … I better start brainstorming!
In a similar vein, Denise is looking for participants to help her bring her Rush Hour Service project to fruition.
From 6:00 – 7:00 pm every weekday during the exhibition (not including Victoria Day), a local resident or vendor will offer a service to the commuters of Coxwell Station: performances, complimentary classes, free advice and assistance, etc. The idea is to make the time spent by commuters waiting at Coxwell Station productive and worthwhile, more engaging than simply using one’s smart phone to poke a friend, and allow them to connect with members of their community.
Another kind of random act of kindness! If you’d like to share something with commuters, please contact Denise!