Join the Birthday Bonanza

First of all I was going to call this the Birthday Movement but with the acronym, BM, that didn’t sound very appealing…keep reading this gets better!

birthday cakeWhat’s better on a bday than to celebrate with others!? This year I decided I wanted to do something different. Anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to my birthday, I’m worse than a five year old, I tell my loved ones when there’s 40 shopping days left. I tell virtual strangers that it’s my bday…you get the picture 🙂

This year I wanted to do things that brought me joy and spread some along the way. I started to think of what I could do to make this happen. Some random acts of kindness perhaps, or what some might have considered random acts of weirdness…I spent the week thinking of what I could do-even that made me feel crazy excited!

I looked up some local charities and went on their wish lists to see what they needed. I chose a couple and brought some much needed items (I included chocolate too-everyone NEEDS chocolate) to a shelter for abused women and Ronald McDonald house. Just shopping for the items was fun-dropping them off was wonderful! They were so shocked when I said this was part of my Bday bonanza.

I went to Starbucks and bought a stack of $5 gift cards (the person behind me was not impressed when all the cards had to be loaded with the $, until he got the first one ;)). I handed them out to people in line, I had stickers for the kids (that five year old had to share and what’s a birthday without something sticky!?)…I told them it was my Bday, my favourite day of the year, and I wanted to share some fun with them!

A couple people responded with “what a great idea! I’m going to do that!”

Perfection!!!

Sooo people, let’s get moving! On your Bday or Christmas or tomorrow, ok fine-today!

Think of something that brings you joy, make it random and fun and would celebrate you and spread joy to others as well.

Do it!

Let me know what you did and what was the best part for you!!