Giving is a blessing and for this birthday of mine, even if my bank account at the moment doesn’t reflect a lot ( in between jobs) I still have so much I can give, on little to no budget.
Wealth is also a state of being. I decided to go and Do Good for my birthday and pay it forward. I think I may have started my new birthday tradition.
By giving I receive knowing someone is affected in a positive way. I like to think it’s a balance to all of the negatives that we are bombarded with on a daily basis.
I gave my birthday number (perpetually 25 😉)good deeds today.
Some of the highlights of what I did were:
Making organic (except the cheezits) lunches with little “You are loved” notes and driving around finding hungry or homeless people to give them to. The rate of homeless people in LA is very high.
Dropping off clothes and supplies like shampoo, deodorant, clothes and socks to a women’s shelter.
I paid for someone’s bus fare.
Spending time with several people at a nursing home, hearing stories that were fascinating. Including one of a well known singer who was married to another very well known singer. Her words of advice “If you’re happy or unhappy you’ve got to express that as a free human being”. She said I looked like a teenager. Nice birthday sentiment 😉
Another lovely woman, shared her story about her family and living in Chicago. She assured me I would be successful. Fingers crossed.
I normally wouldn’t highlight good deeds I’ve done, but this is intentional because I want to challenge you to pay it forward and do a good deed for someone. It doesn’t take money to do good, sometimes just being present to someone who is in need of company is all that is needed.
Giving nourishes the soul. Get creative and share if you’d like.