Today, while back at school, a friend and I went to one of those free giveaway type events in front of the bookstore; not only did we get free pizza pies (hooray!), but we also played a cute beanbag game hosted by my friend’s building director. On each side of her, she placed both a recycling bin and garbage can. The beanbags on the table each had items printed on them such as “glass bottles,” “pizza box,” “plastic container,” “batteries,” etc and the object of the game was to place the beanbags in the proper bin/can.
This game got me thinking of an item I crossed off my “Kind Acts & Volunteering” bucket list a couple weeks ago: pick up a piece of trash lying on the street and put it in a trashcan.
Admittedly, I never do this type of stuff on a regular basis and sometimes at school get pretty awful with differentiating between the garbage can/recycling bin. Yet, after stealing this idea off a website that lists kind acts on Google, I figured this item would be a super simple, yet nice one to contribute to my list.
Although I could’ve done this one anywhere, I figured I’d do it at a place that gets pretty large crowds. A friend and I went to Six Flags, which seemed like an ideal place. After eating at the Panda Express there, I took a few napkins to pick up the item of trash with (I know, a bit backward, since it can be argued I was wasting paper, which is also detrimental to the environment) and headed out to complete my mission!
It was nice to see there actually wasn’t much trash on the ground, but then I spotted a pamphlet someone had thrown there. Although picking up a pamphlet, rather than serious trash, and putting it in a garbage can wasn’t anything special, I figured it was one less thing for a custodian or worker to pick up. The act itself was pretty lame, but it still felt nice to help out in this small way!
So has anyone done anything similar or plan on adding an item like this to his or her bucket lists? I’d love to hear from you guys!