Scattering Kindness: A 31 Day Adventure (2018)

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Do you ever do special projects for your birthday? I.e. Folks will collect money for a charity or accomplish 30 things by the time they are 30.

I like to do things involving my birthday years.

  • I read 58 books when I was 58.
  • I watched 59 musicals when I was 59.
  • This year I want to do 60 Intentional and/or Random Acts of Kindness (RAK’s).

I think it is important to do acts of kindness, intentional and random. These acts cheer up others and sometimes provide some much-needed help. It helps our world to be a nicer place. It helps me to be a nicer person.

RAK’s and I have history. These are meaningful actions that make individual and global differences.

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Scott Adams

I have written several blog posts about them, already.

This year for #Write31Days, I am doing my series on acts of kindness, intentional and random. The title is Scattering Kindness: a 31 Day Adventure.

Doing 31 acts of kindness for this series will help me get half of my birthday list done. And hopefully I will discover that this time of focused energy will make me and my world different.

“Your one random act of kindness may not change the world but it might make a difference in the life of someone today” ~ Maria Koszler

Below is a brainstormed list of kind acts of service. They are not in any particular order. What should I add to this list? I want to do 60 by the end of March 2019. As I complete and write about an intentional or random act of service, the link will go live.

  1. Organizing Meals
  2. Delivering Meals
  3. Calling Someone
  4. Organizing a Sock Drive
  5. Baking a Birthday Cake for Someone You Don’t Know
  6. Helping a Teacher With Classroom Supplies
  7. Being a Trail Angel: Giving Away Food At Trailheads
  8. Calling Someone by Their Name
  9. Playing Nicely on Social Media
  10. Gifting a Banana
  11. Being a Good House Mate
  12. Writing a Letter
  13. Filling Operation Christmas Child Boxes
  14. Neighboring Well
  15. Leaving a Generous Tip
  16. Leaving a Surprise in a Library Book
  17. Looking Someone in the Eyes
  18. Paying Someone’s Way Who Can’t Pay You Back
  19. Sitting with Someone
  20. Being on Time
  21. Praying
  22. Putting Away Shopping Carts
  23. Going to the Funeral
  24. Kindness is Being a Friendly Driver
  25. Kindness is Trick-or-Treating
  26. Kindness is Feeding People
  27. Picking up Trash
  28. Donating a cell phone and used ink cartridges
  29. Making & Delivering Hearts
  30. Painting Kindness Rocks
  31. Kindness is Planting a Tree
  32. Adopting a plot at a cemetery
  33. Creating a Gift
  34. Volunteering at Neighborhood Meals
  35. Writing Thank You Notes
  36. Leaving Behind Nice Pens
  37. Doing a Run/Walk
  38. Going on a walk with someone
  39. Hosting a Card Making Workshop
  40. Donate a book to the library
  41. Reminisce with a Senior
  42. Mail a card to someone: service member, elderly person, child with cancer
  43. Read to a child
  44. Donate to St John’s Food bank
  45. Put toilet paper in a park bathroom
  46. Put compliment notes in a public restroom
  47. Provide dinner for a family
  48. Send flowers
  49. Hemming or Mending
  50. Visit Casa Coloma
  51. Pick up groceries for a neighbor
  52. Knit a caps for preemies
  53. Donate to Soles 4 Souls
  54. Give 31 Positive YELP reviews
  55. Provide a loan through KIVA
  56. Organize a game night
  57. Make and deliver cinnamon rolls
  58. Send devotional book and gift card to a single mom
  59. Put away shopping carts
  60. Become an organ donor
  61. Following up with someone

Your Turn . . . What would you add to this list? . . .  What was the last act of kindness, intentional or random, you did? . . . Do you do anything unique to celebrate your birthday? . . . Will you join me in this adventure?

This post is part of #Write31Days where bloggers write every day in October on one topic. I am writing about Acts of Kindness, random and otherwise. By November, it will be interesting to see if I am different and/or my community is different. To see what other bloggers are doing, go here.

You can practice being kind by leaving me a comment.

Related Posts . . . These are important backbone posts on kindness.

Previous #Write31Days Topics

Thanks go to Elizabeth Symington for making my #Write31Days button and basic graphic for the kindness quotes. Elizabeth is writing a 31 days series on Summer of Service in Yosemite.

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