I've known for a while now that I want to do something really special for my fortieth birthday. Originally, I thought I wanted to celebrate with forty friends. I still want to celebrate with forty friends, but I want it to look a little different. (In other words, I'm doing something non-conventional, I know that's so uncharacteristic of me.)
I'm turning forty. For my birthday, what I really, really want....is for forty friends to do an act of kindness or charity each, and then drop me a short note telling me about it. For my birthday, I'd really like forty short stories about small acts of kindness.
So, I'm humbly asking you, dear reader, please consider doing one tiny gesture of giving for someone to whom or for whom you otherwise might not. Then drop me just a brief note-- one or two sentences even, paper or electronic-- telling me about it. I'd love to collect the notes and maybe share them, anonymously, here on my blog to encourage others.
I'll try to pass out some cards about this at church on Sunday too. But since I have several friends who will read this whom I won't see at church---please consider this your formal invitation to participate!