I had originally planned on writing this post yesterday and schedule it to publish this morning. Unfortunately (or fortunately), my Saturday night was hijacked by my lovely friends who gave me a surprise party. It was definitely a surprise and the minute they shouted that word I was happy to toss the rest of my plans for that evening and the next day out the window! I didn’t make it into bed until after 3 AM on Sunday which means my Sunday was mostly spent doing nothing. I’m not good at no sleep! I can’t say I’m sorry about the change in plans. The surprise b-day party was a blast! Last night I went out to dinner with friends. Today I’ve already gone to lunch and partied with margaritas with a good friend and later today my folks are taking me to dinner. Go big or go home I say!
Will all these festivities I needed to take a time out to do a final roll call of my 39 Acts of Kindness for you. I’m so happy I did this and would suggest it to anyone that wants to take on a challenge. I think it would be a great thing to do with children. Although I don’t have any, so I’m not sure how much of a struggle it would be to get a 6-year-old to take part in this kind of adventure. What a great tradition it would be if you could pull it off! It has to be easier to do 6 things than 39 right?
So, drumroll please, the final 39 Act of Kindness Roll Call:
- Sent a card to my friend Martha.
- Sent a card to my friend Jenn.
- Sent a card to my friend Parker.
- Operation Beautiful post its in the dentist bathroom.
- A pack of gum left on someones car windshield.
- Treats for the postman.
- Cookies for Gavin and Griffin.
- Dog bones left at Runyon.
- Cookies for Liam.
- Paper donation to the elementary school.
- Tutor Giovanna in Algebra.
- Gave a donut to the elementary school crossing guard.
- Donate clothes to Goodwill.
- On the go tea for students at the Bar Method.
- Treats for the gardeners.
- Cleaned the headstones of and left flowers for my great-aunt and uncle plus 8 others.
- Sent a Sudoku book to my Dad.
- Sent seeds to Aunt Susie.
- Sent seeds to Aunt Sharon.
- Helped a shopper find the popcorn at Ralph’s.
- Helped a man who had fallen down on the sidewalk.
- Tea party for my girlfriends.
- Read a book to the first graders at Gavin’s school.
- Left quarters in the wash machines at the laundry mat.
- Made a sack lunch for a homeless gentleman.
- Made collar flowers for Gabby and Sunny.
- Sent school supplies to Josh and Benji
- Sent mustache taboos to Logan and Kira
- Sent mustache tattoos to Jack.
- Sent mustache tattoos to Ashton, August, and Atticus
- Sent mustache tattoos to Henry, Abigail, and Nate.
- Lotto scratcher for Missy.
- Lotto scratcher for Darci.
- Dropped off items for the Pasadena Humane Society.
- St. Patrick Day corsages/boutineers for the local assisted living home.
- Babysit for Bryan and Cathy.
- Post St. Patrick’s Day party packs for Dee Dee and Krissy.
- Left St. Patrick’s Day stickers at the subway station and gave out to folks during the day.
- Left pennies at the Americana fountain for wishes.
- Put up Scatter Kindness tab flyers in the neighborhood
Not only was this entire thing a wonderful experience it really taught me how to keep my eyes and ears open for little things I can help with and do, during a normal day. I suppose this could cause us to have a debate on whether human kindness is something we are born with or something we can train ourselves to do. Either way it feels really good to do nice things. I hope my adventure was not only amusing but helped you think of things that you can do as well.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! I gotta go get ready for the next b-day fun activity!