30 Blessings // 30 Days // 30th Birthday
Since the beginning of the year, I have wanted to bless people and do random acts of kindness every day during the month of my 30th birthday. As I thought about turning 30 on June 19th, there wasn’t really anything I wanted or needed. After Kai passed away, my sister-in-law encouraged others to choose to love and serve others and I knew after reading that post that I was going to do this. I wanted to bless others and honor Kai.
Are some of these things that I would do on a regular basis? Yes! But, several of them, like #7, #27, #29 I wouldn’t. In that aspect it was a fun challenge and I now have more creative ways to bless people. Although I’m not keeping track anymore I hope to continue to bless others on a daily basis. It’s amazing what saying hi to a stranger or bringing flowers to your new hairdresser will do – it surely is easy to brighten people’s day and if we all made more of an effort, this world would be a lot brighter! I realize a lot of these involve money, but there are so many ways to bless someone for free! I’m hoping this post encourages you to do the same!
June 1 – Introduced myself to someone I have never met at church.
June 2 – Gathered trash from others tables after a breakfast meeting and threw it away
June 3 – Introduced myself to a stranger in the elevator at work and asked how they were
June 4 – Bought a friend lunch
June 5 – Gave a friend flowers
June 6 – Put quarters in the carts at Aldi for people to use
June 7 – Gave money to the CVS drive-thru Pharmacy for the next person in line to apply to their purchase
June 8 – Gave a card to my bible study and small group leaders
June 9 – Printed off and placed Target coupons around the store on the products
June 10 – Donated money to a friends upcoming mission trip
June 11 – Gave a friend a card and flowers
June 12 – Hosted and made dinner and dessert for two friends to celebrate their birthdays
June 13 – Gave my new hairdresser flowers
June 14 – Sent out snail mail to a group of ladies
June 15 – Went to welcome our new neighbors (attempt failed)
June 16 – Put coupons for free food and drinks on the menus at sonic
June 17 – Gave a card and gift card to a friend
June 18 – Retrieved and returned carts from people in a grocery store parking lot
June 19 – Made and brought coworkers breakfast
June 20 – Donated to a friend going on a mission trip
June 21 – Brought cookies up to the volunteers at the healing prayer service
June 22 – Approached someone at church who was sitting by themselves to talk to them
June 23 – Gave a girl I just met the Jesus Calling devotional
June 24 – Gave a coworker flowers
June 25 – Donated clothing and household items to Make a Wish
June 26 – Took a friend a meal who just had a baby
June 27 – Put a card, water, and snacks in the mailbox for the mailman.
June 28 – Left encouraging notes on cars in a parking lot
June 29 – Bought a homeless man lunch
June 30 – Gave a card to the front desk at a doctor’s office