exactly one month from today I turn 29.
Which isn't really a big deal.
Because it's not 30...
But it is the last year of my 20s and I would love to celebrate.
Now, if you know me, you know that I am not a great gift reciever.
It is not that I do not enjoy gifts, because I do... I am always appreciative.
But for some reason, I feel guilt and a little in debt when I am gifted something.
Also, April happens to be the month that holds 3 of the 4 people living in my house's birthday.
And it is difficult and expensive these days, to make Lance or I have have lavish events (as if we ever did anyway)--
as the tiniest one trumps us and always will.
And though I am really hoping to get a girl's day together for a wine tasting, I have a bigger idea that I hope you will join me in, to celebrate.
Remember when the boys and I participated in 26 acts of kindness?
Well, that idea came from my friend Nicolle, who is always serving others in creative ways. It was so fun-- and felt so good-- and the best part, even beyond sharing that experience with my boys, was watching the domino effect it had on a lot of my friends, and hearing their stories of kindness beyond ours.
I was hoping to do another, but this time with your help.
I realize that this is a stretch.
Each blog I write averages a little over 100 views, some less-- some more.
Only 3 or 4 of you guys actually comment.
And about the same usually email me, text me or FB with each post, as well.
So its a far stretch to assume that 1/3 of you reading will play along when 95% of you are ghost readers anyhow, but that's my hope.
And this is one of the few times that I am asking for your participation!
I would love to do 29 acts of kindness.
For my birthday.
My 29th birthday.
My hope is that you will think of something super creative- or funky- or unique.
Or simple- and easy- and cheap... It really doesn't matter!
Whatever route you take,
I want you to take a picture of your one act and write down a little something about it and send it to me!
I will combine them all for a "birthday blog", and together we can see how we made the days of almost 30 people!!
We have a month to complete it-- so just click comment here below, and tell me that you're in!
Remember, our entire 26 acts this December only cost around $40 total.
Some were as small as a quarter, so don't let the idea overwhelm you.
I am not asking for a million dollar donation to charity (unless you have it to donate, and in that case, I will take it off your hands for the 'Holly is Almost 30 Charity of Champions' and we will work on my ability to accept gifts-without-guilt, together), I am just asking for a little molecule of your time and generosity...
and a picture!
I hope to have all variations and random ideas-- from all different people... and hopefully some that I don't even know!
(I originally wrote 30 names here, calling you out-- but I didn't want to make anyone feel obligated... nor did I want someone not want to participate if their name wasn't mentioned... you know?!)
So do it!
Or make a friend do it with you!
Its going to be fun. Guaranteed.
Twenty nine random acts of kindness.
(or maybe more?!)