A Gratitude and Generosity Game
I just discovered a fun new game to play while in the car. It is guaranteed to raise your spirits and instantly make you happy!
While you are getting into your car and putting on your seat belt, imagine you have just won a humongous lotto jackpot. Your trustworthy accountant friend has taken care of everything for you, and most of your money is safely in your (multiple) bank accounts and new investments. Sit and let that great feeling soak in!
Next, Imagine giving a million to each of your family members. Doing so hardly makes a dent in your new-found wealth. Visualize how happy they will be and what you think they might buy with their money. Be positive about it! Once you give it to them, it is theirs to do with as they please. Don’t think, “Oh, so-and-so will waste it!” Feel how happy they will be spending it as they like!
Also, Imagine giving large sums to your favorite charities. My Stepmother said she would give to her church, Breast Cancer research, and a no kill animal shelter.
Now! You are feeling good and ready to go on a generous spree with the envelopes of money you have with you to give away while driving. You give these (imaginary) envelopes of cash to people you see while out driving. The amount in each envelope can be any amount you feel they deserve. You imagine giving it to them happily and think how happy they are to receive it. Smile!
People with new cars: a little for gas + feeling happy for them that they have such a nice car.
People with old crappy cars: $50 (or more) + feeling happy for them to have a car
Bus Drivers: $100 (or more) + appreciating them for such a great job they do
Paramedics/Firemen/Police: $250 (or more) + appreciating them for what a great job they do
People walking or waiting for the bus: $50
People walking or waiting for the bus with their kids: $100 + feeling happy they are watching their kids
Have fun with it and you will enjoy every car trip you go on!