I am so smitten with this idea. Jennifer of The Felt Mouse occasionally fills a carob tree in her neighborhood with miscellaneous delightful treasures in hopes that someone will discover and take. Just imagine what fodder for her imagination finding a little sparkly thing in a tree would be for the little child who spots it. And if she found a little sparkly thing once in a tree, wouldn't she look for others elsewhere?
It reminds me of how once I found a peso in the bottom of my Easter basket, underneath the plastic grass and toys and gifts. It was worth more to me than any other little gift the basket offered. The funny thing about it is that no one knows how the peso found its way into my basket. Every year following, the first thing I did with my Easter basket, to my parents' horror, was to dump it all out and scrounge around the plastic grass looking for another hidden treasure.
What I like too about this idea of a giving tree is that it moves me not only to look for treasures everywhere but also to leave a trail of them for others. We never really know how the bits and pieces of good and happiness that we leave in our wake might effect another.
What treasures will you find today? And what will you leave for others?