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. Painting Kindness Rocks
  9. Playing Nicely on Social Media
  10. Leaving Behind Nice Pens
  11. Following up with someone
  12. Hemming or Mending
  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. Kindness is Planting a Tree
  20. Adopting a plot at a cemetery
  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. Sitting with Someone who is sitting alone
  31. Creating a Gift
  32. Volunteering at Neighborhood Meals
  33. Writing Thank You Notes
  34. Doing a Run/Walk
  35. Going on a walk with someone
  36. Hosting a Card Making Workshop
  37. Donate a book to the library
  38. Reminisce with a Senior
  39. Mail a card to someone: service member, elderly person, child with cancer
  40. Read to a child
  41. Donate to St John’s Food bank
  42. Put toilet paper in a park bathroom
  43. Put compliment notes in a public restroom
  44. Provide dinner for a family
  45. Send flowers
  46. Visit Casa Coloma
  47. Pick up groceries for a neighbor
  48. Knit a caps for preemies
  49. Donate to Soles 4 Souls
  50. Give 31 Positive YELP reviews
  51. Provide a loan through KIVA
  52. Organize a game night
  53. Make and deliver cinnamon rolls
  54. Send devotional book and gift card to a single mom
  55. Put away shopping carts
  56. Become an organ donor

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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