Thursday, January 3, 2013

DIY: Kindness

I am approaching 30, and quick.  My birthday is coming up in just a few days, and I have been thinking about a way to celebrate.  Of course there will be cake (err, tiramisu) and possibly some singing, but I want to do something to celebrate how blessed I am and to share some love with the people around me.  And so is born "DIY: Kindness".  It fits the genre of the blog and gets me thinking about opportunities beyond my home and family, though both of those are definitely included.  I am going to attempt to complete thirty acts of kindness in the weeks surrounding my birthday.  "DIY: Kindness" is in full swing--that's one advantage to having a birthday near Christmas, lots of chances to help out.  

Here's the progress on DIY: Kindness so far:

1.  Paid for the car behind me in a drive thru.  
2.  Bought a book of stamps, left with postal worker to give to the next person.  
3.  Bought a Christmas present for a senior citizen 
4.  Bought a Christmas present for a child
5.  Sent a pillow and pillowcase to a family who needs it.
6.  Left a little something for the mail carrier--bottle of water, some chocolate, and hand lotion
7.  Left a card and cookie mix on the neighbor's doorstep

I have a ways to go.  It's sort of like when I decided to give my husband thirty gifts on his 30th birthday a couple months ago.  It seemed like such an awesome idea (and it was!) but when I was putting it together, I wasn't sure.  

Please feel free to join and get to doing some DIY Kindness.  It can be big or small.  Sometimes just holding a door or sharing a compliment can make someone's day.  If you choose to join, I'll add it to my list of 30, and you may just see some kindness coming your way as well. 

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