Thirty For 30th
I donated to the Seva Organization, which will help restore eyesight to a blind person. I
took the birthday girl
out for dinner and a flamenco show at a local restaurant.
I wrote a letter to my friend
in NY today telling him how much I love and appreciate him. He's had
a rough go of things lately so I wanted to cheer him up. I think tomorrow
I'm gonna pay for the person's coffee behind me in line.
Taco Bell and I have a unique
relationship. I try to avoid fast food, but make exceptions for Taco
Bell, every now and then. :) While picking up some food through Drive-Thru
yesterday, I tagged the car behind by paying for their meal and leaving
a Smile Card. :)
Today at the GAP they were
having some super sale which resulted in a 15 minute wait to pay. There
was a 6 month pregnant lady behind me in the line up. I gave her my
spot in the line up so she wouldn't have to wait so long because frankly
she looked pretty tired.
I randomly gifted a whole bouquet
of flowers to a couple at a local restaurant.
While shopping for my son,
I also purchased some toys for my co-workers. kids.
First of all, happy birthday,
Trush! On Friday I went to a supermarket that participated in the food
collection campaign for the NGO called Bank of Food. Last year
in Catalonia there were 500k people in poverty situation; this year
it's well above 800k due to global crisis.
I met my friend and some other
guys from the Scouts group I used to belong to, set it all up and started
picking up basic stuff like rice, legumes, pasta, milk or oil. We stood
at the door of the shop and informed everyone coming in that we were
carrying on this campaign and that if they wanted to collaborate they
only had to buy any of those things and give them to us after checkout.
One of us stood after the cashier line, took the food from people who
had agreed to participate, and put it in a huge box.
I was glad to see that many
people participated, probably 70-80%, some of them buying 3 or 4 different
things for us. When I left after 3.5hrs we had 60%+ of the box full,
and it seems that from 7 to 9pm (rush hour here) they managed to fill
it up for good :D
It was a great way of contributing
my time and helping those who need it not far from me.
I just saw you in a video talking about your 30th birthday. Have no idea how long it took for this video to spread in order to get to me. Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and say that it was such a great idea what you did.
I hope lots of people have
been nice to others.
Wonderful to see and hear you and be inspired by you. I'll pass this on. Just think how great it will be when you're 100! (or 1000)
Thank you for the great idea,
presented with grace.
This month I hosted a pre-birthday
party (my birthday is not until December) in celebration of life to
say thank you for being my friends and family. I am also donating
time to help for the Annual AIDS Day dinner and other events.
Just to let you know that I
have done my RAOK, to an admin officer at my daughter.s school, who
is not exactly the kindest person on earth but I noticed that in the
(I.ve known her for 5 years) she smiles a lot more and it seems that
she is changing her attitude towards parents, there was a time that
she was extremely cold and almost unhelpful. So I offered her a book
with a note saying .keep on smiling. I hope she does.
Make Someone Smile (HelpOthers.org)
Yesterday at lunch I went to
a department store called Target. I decided in honor of your birthday
I would smile and say hello to 30 different strangers I would run across.
It went great! It was amazing
to see the change in their expression as I smiled warmly and greeted
them. All smiled back and two ladies were quite talkative too!
It was a fun way for me to
spread smiles, inspired by your birthday post. I hope your birthday
was great and I very much enjoyed spreading the kindness ripple with
these 30 strangers yesterday!
You are wonderful person with
a great smile. I will be in search for an opportunity to contribute
to your thirty for 30th cause.
Wish a Happy Birthday. I hope
your wish comes true.
First off, Happy Birthday!
And what a cool way to leverage technology. :)
To support your effort, I paid
bridge toll for 3 cars after mine and left some Smile Cards with the
Happy Birthday! What an inspiration you are!
I fetched my friends
daughter from Brownies, gave her supper
and cared for her, till late as her Mum was
working late. In life, it is all about
Excellent way to dedicate your birthday in spreading invisible smiles. :)
Here's my two cents. Last week,
I took a friend sight-seeing around San Francisco. On our way home,
we had an opportunity to be kind to a stranger. At a stoplight on Van
Ness Ave, a young man was holding a sign that said, "Thanks for
a big smile!" immediately, I rolled down my window and started
having a conversation. Instead, of holding a "spare some change"
or a sign for food, this man just wanted to spread some smiles at a
spotlight. Without contemplating, I grab some oranges from the back
of my car and share them with this anonymous stranger. What a blessing
it is to share. :)
Happy Birthday to you and anyone
else who has a birthday today. I took my friend out for
a really nice dinner tonite and I treated. It was very nice!
How fun. I played your
video to strangers on the London tube. Its so much fun to have
a conversation with someone and see how they are.
My husband and I gave a small
quote calendar to a technician who was checking my laptop for problems.
There was no cost for his service but we still wanted to say thanks
for his help with a little gift. He said we made his day and that he
would treasure it. Hope u reached more than your 30 giving deeds. Happy
birthday and keep it up!
My granddaughter just had her
5th brithday party and she invited all 22 classmates. She asked for
no presents but wanted everyone to bring gloves, mittens, knitted hats
and neck wraps for the homeless which everyone did. We had over a hundred
pairs of hats and gloves plus 30 neck wraps for all ages. Young as my
granddaughter is but she has always been very giving.
What a beautiful idea! I hope
you receive your kindness back 30 fold! My first thought is to do one
act of kindness for 30 days in honor of your wish. Enjoy your birthday!
Tagged various cars with Gerber daisies and a Smile Card at my local Trader Joes parking lot. I also brought fleece material to make blankets for the homeless. And finally, I wrote a letter offering forgiveness and sent it off into the universe by mailing it to a random unknown address. Who knows maybe this will create some ripples.