I am so excited to write this post. I had so much fun doing 32 Random Acts of Kindness in celebration of my 32nd birthday (goodness…I’m getting old).
Five years ago, I did something similar for my birthday (see that post here) and it was such a rewarding feeling so I decided to do it again this year.
I loved getting my children involved in this because it is another way of showing them that serving and doing things for others is such a rewarding feeling.
Below is a list of the 32 Random Acts of Kindness that I did in celebration of my 32nd birthday.
1 – Mini muffins to the Fire Department
2 – Donuts to the staff at the local library
3 – Mini pies to my daughter’s orthodontist staff
4 – A box of candy to the Police Department (they gave us a shout out on their Facebook page afterwards!)
5 – Butterfingers candy to the Village Hall
6 – Hid $1 bills in the toy section of Dollar Tree
7 – Gave the lovely women at the local food pantry a fruit arrangement (my awesome sister made the arrangement for them!)
8 – Gave nurses in Labor and Delivery at the hospital a basket of treats (I had a baby this month)
9 – Left a children’s book in the waiting room at the hospital
10 – Put change on a vending machine
11 – Left a candy bar and a thank you note for the mail carrier
12 – Homemade hot chocolate to our neighbors
13 – Left a tip for my birthday dinner (we got carry out because of our new baby but I left a tip anyways)
14 – Donated clothes to Goodwill
15 – “Thanks a Million” candy bag for the principals at my children’s schools
16 – Left a jar of change at the library for people to use for late return fees
17 – Put a positive note on a public mirror
18 – Left wet wipes on a changing table in a public bathroom
19 – Put free popcorn on a Redbox
20 – Box of M&Ms to my children’s bus driver
21 – Bag of Hershey kisses to the staff at our bank
22 – Fake flowers and a positive note on a random car
23 – Pack of duck eggs to our neighbor, who’s yard our ducks always venture into
24 – Bag of Lifesavers to the local EMT station
25 – Retractable erasers and thank you card to my children’s piano teacher
26 – Tea for the office secretary at my daughter’s school (who usually is the one who helps my daughter with her diabetic needs)
27 – Paint and hide rocks around town (not sure if this is a “thing” in other towns but in our small town people do this)
28 – Gave a customer a dozen quail eggs for free
29 – Gave a homeless person one of our blessing bags (see how to make those here)
30 – Put a book recommendation inside a library book
31 – Donated money to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (my daughter is a type 1 diabetic so this nonprofit is one we are very familiar with)
32 – Donated toys to a local charity
I did not complete all of these in one day, rather I took the month to do them. For many of them I had my two oldest kids with me so they helped a lot.
This did take a little bit of preparation to do. I took some time to print out small personalized cards for each act and I also made small cards that explained what I was doing for each act. I have these files so if you comment or email I can send you the editable cards so you can modify them for your needs.
Overall, each individual act doesn't seem like much but once I started doing them I began to look forward to doing the next one. I'm sure I will do something like this again and I really encourage my readers to try to do something similar, even if it is just one random act of kindness.
Please comment any ideas you have for a Random Act of Kindness!