Wow, somehow time has really slipped away on me. This past month seemed to just blur past almost in the blink of an eye. I realize it is less than 2 weeks until my birthday. I will be 61. I just don’t have the words, no one myself included really thought I would reach this point. But, here I am and I want to celebrate and I am flat out asking all my blogging friends, an that may read this to help me make it special. How can you help me make it a special day. That answer is easy, send me gifts. What kind of gifts you may ask? The very same gifts I have asked for, each and ever birthday since I first started the blog, RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS.
Now just to clarify one point as we start. Each year as I have made this request, I have received requests for my home address. People thinking of sending me things. I have always declined such requests in what I hope was a sensitive and tactful way. No where on the blog have I ever revealed my home address other than I live in Winnipeg. That being for the very reason I am not seeking any material gifts for myself.
i am asking for all to perform random acts of kindness. I know everyone already does thiS countless times each day. I am asking that one more be done.
These random acts of kindness, the size of the act or for whom it is done, does not matter.
All that matters is that from the love and kindness contained within our hearts we did something to help or make the lives of another better or easier even if it is by just the slightest little bit.
It is each us taking that little extra step just because we can. It is the little extra bit that makes the difference.
The random part means it can’t be something we are expected to do. Nor can it be something for which we expect recognition or reward. If by chance someone does try to reward our act, we kindly decline. Instead just ask that it be passed on in some way.
I just noticed my birthday, Dec. 13th. Happens to fall on a Friday this year. Some may even at least partially think, Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day. Let’s turn that thinking around for this year and make it a day that is just even a little bit better for someone, anyone.
I could go on and on about the wonders of giving and I will be in upcoming posts. For today I have rambled long enough, my pillow is loudly calling my name