Ideas Needed for Random Acts of Kindness

Recently, a friend of mine went to the gas station and found an envelope taped to the pump.  Inside was a $20 bill with a note explaining that the giver wanted to do 30 random acts for her 30th birthday.  How awesome is that?

In a world where it’s “all about me,” it is refreshing to see someone think about others, especially for her own birthday!  I’m about to hit the big 4-0 in December, and I want to follow this person’s lead.  The best part of random acts is that the generosity spreads through others.  I plan to do 40 random acts to celebrate my big day.  I can’t decide whether to try to do 40 acts of kindness on the actual day, within the week or within the month.  Since it will be Christmas season, I already will be so busy I can’t see straight, I’ll probably be lucky to get them done in a month!

I’ve had a hard time thinking of random acts to do.  I can’t afford to leave $20 bills all over town.  I’m not made of money, you know. (This is what I tell my kids all the time, but they aren’t listening.)  I need random acts that will not cost money or at least not much money.  Anyone have any suggestions?  Throw them at me!  I’m anxious to hear what you come up with.

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