Sunday, December 18, 2011

Random Acts of Kindess

It's my FAVORITE time of the year!!!  I LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE Christmas!!!  Not just because it's fun and beautiful and sparkley ( I love sparkley) but because everyone seems a little more willing to smile at you when you walk down the street and I adore greeting people with a big smiling "MERRY CHRISTMAS"! Even if I don't get one back. It feels a little like a random act of kindess just saying it.  Speaking of random acts of kindness, the other reason I love December is because my birthday is in December.  I just turned 42. Dear lord, 42...How the hell did I get to be 42?  I still feel like I should be in my 20's and DEFINATELY not a full fledged grown up with responsabilites and a child....oh yea, I am. Wow.  Anyway, I wanted to try something out for my birthday this year that I stumbled across on a blog this summer.  A woman decided that instead of getting birthday presents for her birthday, she asked her friends and family instead to do a random act of kindness in honor of her birthday, then email her what it was that they did....She got so many beautiful messages back that day from friends and family that ranged from grand acts like baking cookies and delivering them to the local fire departmemt, to smaller ones like just not telling someone off that really deserved it.  I thought that this would be an awesome thing to throw out on Face Book and see who responded and in the mean time, maybe make someone elses day a little brighter.  I forgot all about it...on my birthday, I went about my day and totally forgot about the request!  UGH!  I will have to write it on my calendar for my next birthday in 2012.  I did, however think of it the day after and went out of my way to be extra friendly and helpful in honor of my own birthday idea....Oh well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  I'll just keep smiling and wishing MERRY CHRISTMASES with wild abandon and thoroughly enjoy the season.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!