Our dear blogging friend Mel made mention of this in one of her recent comments. My birthday is coming up and yes as I have every year in the past I am flat out asking for gifts. Now the gifts I am asking for are not what would be considered a gift in the “normal” sense. No I am asking for something even more special and meaningful to me.
I am asking for random acts of kindness.
Now the size of the act doesn’t matter, for whom the act is done doesn’t matter. All that matters is that purely from the goodness, the love contained with in our hearts we reach out to another. Now there are a few rules here. It can’t something that is already expected of us, it can’t be something we do out of a sense of obligation nor can it be an act for which we are expecting some sort of reward or recognition. It has to be an act of love and kindness straight from the heart. Ideally the acts will be done anonymously if by chance the act is noticed we accept no thanks, instead ask the kindness be passed on.
Now please scroll to the top of this page. Spread across the top you will see a row of names. Each being the title of a separate page I have created to go along as part of the blog. Please check them out and let me know what you think. Today, I specifically ask you click on to open the page titled: “spirit within me”. Please read it and I invite all to join with me in my “everyone is welcome club”. Please leave me a message telling me you have signed on board.
My birthday is still about 5 weeks away. This year I am going to be pushing this request harder than in years gone by. Why harder this year?
I believe when we come into this world, we do so with an expiry date stamped on our butts. Statistically, I am likely years past that date. Doctors have told me I am at or very close to that date. Based on that, I hope to make this a big year. If based on that. This will likely be my last birthday request. That is reality.
What do I have to say about that? I am not a mere statistic and I have proven the doctors to be wrong in the past. Can I continue to “dodge that bullet”, well I am certainly going to try. It is in the hands of our Heavenly Father.