Monday, June 15, 2015

36 Acts of Birthday Kindness

My birthday motto: The best way to celebrate another year is to share kindness with others. 
Much like last year's 35 Acts of Birthday Kindness (<---- link="" p="">
We added a few more friends to the bunch and tried to change up the random acts of kindness.
Always a good way to grow older!

#1 Post address to write letters for families of fallen Marines.
#2 Comments on Facebook
#3 Call my grandma

#6 Breakfast for friends
#7 Giveaway flowers to moms

#8 Giveaway balloons to kids

#9 Hand out compliment cards
#10 Quarters in the vending machines

#11 Open doors for 10 strangers 
(BTW if you aren't doing this day-to-day I recommend trying it)

#12 Buy frozen yogurt for a stranger

#13 Straighten shelves and hanging racks at a store

#14 Pennies for wishes

#15 Hide $ in children's books at the bookstore

#16 Put carts away at the Toys R Us

#17 Straighten the shelves at TRU

#18 Buy candy for cashiers
#19 Leave diapers and wipes in the changing stations
#20 Give a gift card to a shopper
# 21 Buy movie tickets for a couple waiting in line

#22 Flowers to senior center
#23 Potted flowers for seniors
#24 Treats to senior center
#25 Note to senior center

#26 Water for anyone who needs it
#27 Bubble basket for a family together at the park
#28 Free popsicles at the park 
#29 Happy Sidewalk chalk messages/art
#30 Best yard award to a house in the neighborhood
#31 Take down garage sale signs
#32 Pick up trash around the local school
#33 Pass candy out to people
#34 Bubbles to someone at the park
#35 Happy messages on parked cars
#36 Give a gift to someone in need

About a week after my birthday kindness day, I was the recipient of a random act of kindness (RAOK). Someone saw the writing on my van about 36 acts of kindness and stuck a very sweet note with gift in my window. I'm going to put it away with my other 101 things in 1001 days envelopes and open in 2017. It will be a fun reminder of this day!



  1. I absolutely love this!!!!! :) You are awesome!

  2. This is so amazing!! I remember seeing that photo of you buying the movie tickets for that sweet older couple on IG. These are such amazing ideas, and I want to do this for my husband's birthday this year - it'll be his big 3-0!

  3. What an incredible idea!! Love it!

  4. This is amazing, you are amazing!! I used to work at Macy's and was the one that had to go around the juniors department and make sure no clothes were on the floor, the racks were nice and neat, etc. So the fact that you are doing that willingly is awesome. Because I worked it, I do it all the time when we go shopping.

  5. We did this for my best friends 39th birthday and it was so fun! Started a tradition too and each year I try to make a donation in the amount of her years to one of her favorite charities. It really is so much more fun giving than gift ever. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  6. I love, love, love this! What wonderful ideas and way to celebrate turning another year older!