Have I told y'all that I love, love, love the month of November?
And this love may or may not stem from the fact that my birthday is in November.
Don't get me wrong, I love the fall-ish weather, the changing colors, Thanksgiving and all its trimmings too, but I tend to put my birthday at the top of the list. As you do.
It's the 22nd, just in case you want to mark your calendars. Go ahead. I'll wait.
This year I have a wild hair plan to make my birthday even more awesome.
And I kind of need your help.
First, grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite beverage) and read about how this clever woman celebrated her birthday by doing 38 random acts of kindness. No really, read it, yes, go ahead, you'll feel all inspired and goose-bumpy with happiness.
See, I told you so.
Because I am a shameless copycat, I decided I must celebrate my birthday in the same way.
Except I'm turning 43, so I'll need to do at least 43 random acts of kindness (RAoKs).
Won't that be fun??!?!?
The truth is though I've never been super swell at doing things like this. I mean, I do nice things sometimes but they are usually for friends or family, and maaaaybe the occasional stranger, but my biggest pitfall is I think about doing nice, thoughtful things and that's as far as I take it.
So I'm taking it to the blog for accountability.
And your ideas.
What kinds of things should I do? What would you do? Anything I should no-way-no how attempt to do?
I'd love your input.
I don't think I'll wait to try and do them all in one day (on my birthday), because that might be overwhelming, but on the days leading up to it (remember, it's the 22nd) and save a few special ones to do on my birthday too and then of course document my RAoK adventures here on the blog.
AND guess what? You know what might make this even more awesome?
If y'all join me, you know, virtually, and do some RAoKs sometime this month (or on the 22nd, whichever) in your neck of the woods and then tell us all about it here at a link-up party, on, wait for it... my birthday (11.22.11).
Wouldn't that be awesome?
(and the blog says amen)
I hope you'll join me!