Joyce King Thomas is the former McCann Erickson Chief Creative Officer who originated MasterCard's "Priceless" campaign, and is now the partner and director of brand partnerships at Longreads, where I have the pleasure of working with her.
"I gave him $500. It was a lot more than I could afford, but a lot less than he deserved."
The dinner reservation was a birthday gift to me from Elizabeth, one of my closest friends. She was able to get the un-gettable reservation by simply being kind.
If someone gave you $1,000 and told you to do something good with it, what would you do?