One of my goals for this year is to be more deliberate in serving others. Turning thirty, going through old photos, and being nostalgic has really reinforced how blessed I am. There have been many times when others have done small (and big) things that have made my day and brought me so much joy. I really want to share those same things with others.
So, I have to decided to decree this Sarah’s 30 Acts of Kindness year!
I was just going to make it 30 acts of kindness for the month of January, but with my schedule it just didn’t seem right. I didn’t want to just do something, anything that was kind. I wanted my acts to be deliberate, intentional and from my heart. That’s also why I’m not calling it random acts of kindness. Some of the things I hope to do might effect people I don’t know, but the act itself will be intentional.
I plan to do 2 or 3 acts each month, and then towards the end of each month I’m going to post about it here. Now, I want to make something very clear. I don’t want you to think I’m doing this for praise or recognition. I actually thought about doing this on my own as a little secret. But then I thought, what if other’s join in with me? What if we could multiply the joy and kindness in the world with just a few acts a month for all of 2014.
Will you join in? Even if it’s just one time, or once a month, it will still be one more gesture of kindness that brings joy to someone else that wasn’t there before! Plus it would be a really great birthday gift to me. (Insert my cheesiest smile here!)
And, if you do join in I want to hear about it! Tag me in your photos @asharperfocus. Write a response here on the blog. Or, we can get really fancy. Get ready for it: #30ActsOfKindness !!!
I know I’ve kind of sprung this on you at the end of the month, so don’t worry about January, unless you just feel like being a real go-getter. Then by all means go for it. I’ll be back on the 31st with my run-down of how January went. Prayers and ideas are also welcome. I’m excited to see what this new venture holds!