Monday, September 30, 2013


As you may know, my 29th birthday was a few weeks ago. I had seen an AMAZING idea by Kelly that she did for her birthday and I wanted to join in on the fun [check out her recap of her birthday project here]!!

Some of the different intentional acts of kindness that I did were:

Put out a cooler of ICE COLD water bottles on a busy biking/ running path.

It was AWFULLY foggy out

The biker in the background was very appreciative and thanked us for all his fellow bikers as well.

Put surfboard wax on surfers' cars down by the beach.

Took donuts to a local firehouse as a way of saying THANKS!

Purchased dog toys and left them at the register for the cashier to hand out (PS The cashier that we worked with at Petco LOVED getting involved, she was excited to pick out the customers to give the gifts to).

Donated most of my shoes to a family that is trying to raise money to adopt a boy from the Ukraine.

Gave out scratch-er lotto tickers (and of course a lucky penny to scratch them with).

"Dropped" money for others to find (I mean WHO DOESN'T LOVE FINDING MONEY).

Left Starbuck gift cards around town.

YAY!! Someone got it and posted about it!!

NOW PLEASE DO NOT THINK I AM TELLING YOU THIS TO TOOT MY OWN HORN! I am in NO WAY trying to do that. I am posting about it - A. because GIVING is so much better than receiving (try it out and see if you can tell me any differently) and B. because I am hoping it will INSPIRE others to spread kindness as well.

This is a post from the woman above that received one of the Starbucks gift cards
Do you prefer giving or receiving? 


Kim Smelser said...

What a great thing (s) you did! You never know how far one of those acts will go or what it might inspire others to do! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

I have shoes to donate! Send me the info PLEASE! I would love to help! Email address is My birthday isn't until April 13th...I can't WAIT to do this! Although I do try to do random acts of kindness throughout the year, having one big day for it on MY birthday would be awesome! It'll be my 40th too! And I much prefer to give than to receive. <3 Bless you for all that you did!

Unknown said...

Rock on! I remember when Kelly did this and thought it was awesome then and I think that it's awesome now! ;) Very good stuff. xo

Danielle said...

Love this, such a beautiful thing to do to celebrate a birthday!

P.S. - I have a little red dachshund too! Her name is Maddie. I just love them, they are so much fun!