Six months ago I decided to flip my birthday blues frown upside down by doing 35 (one for each year of my life) Random Acts Of Kindness on the day of my birth. I planned and planned and took a lot of time to figure this all out. I left room for truly random acts but was prepared with more than 35 should I need them. Many were planned to be free to me, as I think that's sort of the beauty in it all- not spending a lot to spread a little joy in the world.
Um, yeah. That was all well and good on paper. Paper, people. But in reality...things did not go as planned.
First, I got a much later start than I planned on. My first stop was at the post office and I was there for almost an hour because every single person in the long line in front of me had a super special needs situation that required three years worth of personal hand-holding. Had not planned on that either. Then I had a devil of a time trying to convince people I had no agenda other than being nice.
So the bottom line is that I have not finished my goal. This is all taking a LOT more time than I ever expected.
I still can't believe how hard it was to be nice without a hidden agenda. Like, it was really hard! Who knew?!
My full post will come some time next week I guess. I really want to finish this list.
Come hell or high water, I will spread kindness, dammit!
Oh and thank you big buckets for the sweet birthday wishes here, on Facebook and on Twitter. Totally made my day brighter!!