Well, I am officially the big 4-0 and very excited about it! Usually, on past birthdays, I have taken the day to do something totally for myself. Yet, by the end of the day, I felt somewhat empty and unfulfilled. So this year I am taking a different approach, I plan to perform 40 Acts of Kindness (some random and some not.) The birthday inspiration came for blog: www.ticklestogiggles.blogspot.com and the idea Random Acts of Christian Kindness cards (“You’ve been RACK’ed) came from www.tsjphotography.com December 2010
Results of 40 Acts of Kindness: This was an absolutely, amazing and fulfilling birthday. These acts of kindness are not to bring attention to myself. (Because, believe me, I received far more a blessing than any of the recipients.) But just, maybe to give you inspiration to do the same.
1,2. Prepared Cinnamon French Toast Bake (CFTB)(Recipe found at www.ohmysugarhigh.com) and delivered early this morning to a young busy family. (Fortunately, my text woke the mom up who would have overslept and been late for work where they were short staffed. Also, the mom told me when I delivered the CFTB that her teenage daughter would be thrilled that she would not have to cook breakfast.)
3-7. Mailed quick notes of encouragement to 5 friends.
8. Mailed expired coupons to military. www.ocpnet.org
9-10. Handed out “You Deserve Chocolate” (YDC) bars to very helpful and friendly postal workers.
17-18. Delivered YDC bars to Main Street Volunteers.
19-23. Handed out YDC bars to random people at a local shop.
24. Delivered YDC Container to Nurses Station at local hospital.
25. The lady was so friendly when I entered the hospital, I went back to my car for a YDC bar to give to her.
28-30. Delivered YDC Containers to 3 Nursing Home, Nurses stations.
31. Delivered Sweet Iced Tea (her favorite) to the office of someone who was having a difficult day.
32-33. Made (the night before) and delivered casseroles to 2 working mom’s for their families’ dinner.
34-36. Delivered baby gifts to pregnancy center.
37. Delivered fresh vegetables (from my garden) to someone who always cooks for her neighbors.
39-40. Dropped off personal care products to ICU waiting room.
This has been a very long, but extremely BLESSED birthday! I had SO MUCH FUN!