so awhile ago..I got wind of the birthday project.
I don’t know about you…but I hate my birthday. I dunno why. but I do.
and thirty is one of those that hits hard…(for me)
So i thought on my birthday i could either
a. lay in bed all day and think about how crappy 30 is and then get mad at my husband for not catering to my every unpractical whim that i have. (like having an entire bowl of marshmallows maties (minus maties) for breakfast…it’s a dream of mine)
I could go around and spend my day doing 30 acts of service.
I have actually been planning it out for months…MONTHS! i got my kids involved and we made numerous list of things to do (they really got into it)
(you should know something about me…i’m super shy in real life. okay. not shy..let’s try..socially awkward. i don’t do good in settings with people i don’t know. in involves a lot of awkward silences–so this whole idea is really going out of my comfort zone)
so the two weeks prior to my birthday we are really cracking down and trying to get all 30 things to do (we came up with 20 pretty easy..the last ten were difficult)
and i would pull up to the taco bell drive through and the girl that took my money was so stinking polite….and i would think, oh..if only this was my birthday I could tell her manager what a fantastic job she is doing. which is dumb. i totally should still do it. birthday or not. it’s kinda an eye opener. so many simple opportunities to spread some love.
so without further ado…my 30 acts of niceties:
1. Hand out candy (stranger danger)
I bought a bag of suckers (and made them cute…) then we took them around walmart (my kids were soo shy and wouldn’t give any out) so i had to be the weird lady that was handing out suckers. basically if we saw a kid we asked them if they wanted a sucker (and no one turned us down!) my kids hate walmart (and joanns) so we thought the moms would appreciate a little treat for their kids!
bought some cute notecards to
2. Write a few (way overdue) notes of thanks
and 3. i gave a package to a lady that always gives the sweetest thank you cards (she even mails them old school way)
6. Left little candles around town
hope your day doesn’t stink (these candles where only a dollar at walmart)
7. Left treats around town
I got a pile of these ready and left them in shopping carts…(luckily we went all over town so we just left one everywhere we went…..)
8. Took a treat/drink to an outside worker
9. Take someone dinner
luckily someone at church just had a baby so i was able to make them dinner ….
10. Leave a love note for you significant other
I made these i love you note cards and snuck one in my husbands lunch bag for work..
18. Wish someone a Lucky Day
19. Donate things to a thrift store or family in need.
I took a pile of stuff to the thrift store (and if you know me…this was hard as i’m a hoarder!)
Psst…i’ve got all the printables available to you HERE!!!!
and if you want an easy way to do RAOK check out this book....
It even had tear out printables in the back!
Make sure grab this book! And throw kindness around like confetti!
you can also head HERE for kindness quote roundup
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