That birthday was not just my best birthday ever, it was one of my best days ever period. Although I may not have recognized it at the time, doing 36 acts of kindness in a day was probably the incipient inspiration for this blog. I was truly flooded with feel-good endorphins. The helper's high was like nothing I had ever experienced. I'm a cry-er by nature, so a lot tears were shed that day, but they were GOOD tears. It was a GOOD day. And it encouraged me to keep on doing GOOD things.
Also, a disclaimer... my day of Random Acts of Kindness was kind of expensive. But remember that my day was in lieu of any and all birthday celebrations - no fancy dinner, no trip to see a concert, no night at an ornate B&B. This was truly a special occasion. There is a lot of good to be had on the total cheap, however. Generously doled out compliments. Gifts of your time to folks who will truly appreciate it. Rolling up your sleeves and pitching in. And don't forget that there are tons of ways to do good with virtually no effort.... If you're a runner, download the Charity Miles app and generate donations for a charity every time you pound the pavement. Check out microvolunteering and see what good you can do in under a 1 minute. Play online games that make a difference. There's a world of good just a Google search away.
Without further adieu, here's my day of fun, taken directly from my Facebook posts that I used to document the day!