jennifer

December 7, 2011 at 12:48 pm

What I Want For My Birthday

Today is my 34th birthday.  I was kind of ho hum about it until a little less than a week ago, and then I came across something on Pinterest that made me incredibly excited.  I mean full on, I can’t wait, counting down the moments like a little kid anticipating my birthday.

What was the change?  I decided to spend my 34th birthday doing 34 acts of random kindness, inspired by The Birthday Project.  I was tossing around the idea in my mind, and then on Sunday during church the sermon was about being blessed so that you can be a blessing to others.  And that was all the encouragement I needed.  I have spent days preparing now.  I am very, very excited.

So in the day and age of facebook one line “Happy Bday” and e-cards I ask one thing.  As I spend my day giving to others, will you do the same?  It will only take a moment.  Throughout the course of the day many opportunities will present themselves.  Just take one.  Hold open a door for someone.  Smile, look someone in the eyes and say thank you, let someone ahead of you in line in the grocery store.  One small, tiny thing will make a happy birthday for me.

And if you are so moved to do a little something for someone else, be sure to leave a comment here, or on tomorrow’s post where I will tell you about my very special birthday!

3 Comments

  1. Great idea…and to do while you are young, lol!! Just kidding, it is wonderful to put others before yourself!!

  2. Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate! I hope you have an amazing day!

  3. Happy birthday to you! My birthday is less than a week away and I may do the same project. Seems like a great way to celebrate.

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