Day 16: Ring a Bell for the Salvation Army

As I carry out my rejection therapy, I found that I am observing the world in a very different way. I walked by Salvation Army bell-ringers all the time but never bothered to stop or think about it. This time, right after finishing the mannequin attempt, I ran into this bell-ringer outside of the mall and decided to help him out.

Learning: There are amazing experiences everywhere when you simply pay attention and not to be in so much hurry. I can’t believe how happy Denny was when we had the conversation.

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  • Stacy

    This delights me. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  • wordcoaster

    Though Denny may have been slightly off in his 1% 99% breakdown, he wasn’t far off. According to ministrywatch.com They use 3% of their expenses to cover management and general costs. Compare this to the American Red Cross’s record which uses 8% to cover management and fundraising. (Also the Salvation Army operates debt-free.) Loved this; I remember asking if I could ring the bell as a kid and having a similar response :)

  • Timmy

    Jia, you are a huge inspiration! I would love to do something like this, it seems so fun and exciting to meet people like that! Keep doing what you’re doing!

    • Louis

      Do it Timmy!

  • katherine

    You just make me smile thank you for checking out the Salvation Army bell ringer, it is the sound of helping people at Christmas time and also all the rest of the year :)

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