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!


  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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