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Join Me For My Birthday Celebration

08/02/2012 by C.



Tomorrow I turn 41. Yippee, right? Bet you thought you were being invited to a kick ass party with a title like that. Sorry, Charlie! I am anti-social.

After 40, there isn’t anything exciting about birthdays until you turn 50 and the only reason I would be happy about turning 50 is I am so much closer to menopause. God, I look forward to that day.

So, since this is a rather boring birthday, I have decided to make something of it. I saw this idea somewhere…perform a random act of kindness for every year of your existence.

I started making a list of things to do and I got to #12 and was so depressed about how old I am and how many more nice things I have to do, I had to go find myself a deep margarita. So if this whole post makes no sense at all you will know why.

How do I say this without hurting my own feelings? I am typically not an overly friendly/nice kind of gal. I am not a morning person so I growl at most of my co-workers until around noon. Then I growl some more because I have forced myself to avoid that Rice Krispy treat in the vending machine all morning. I am usually semi-friendly between 4-5pm. So this nice thing will be a real stretch for me.

As a present to me and to the world, I would like to invite you to help me out. Do something random and kind and post a comment below letting me know what you did. I will post every single thing I do in blog posts until we have hit 41 acts of kindness. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. You know, if you make it through the day without selling your child on Ebay that will count. I am not picky.

Come on people, let’s go make the world a little brighter. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate a boring old birthday.



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  1. Cindy says:

    I will buy an elderly person lunch tomorrow

  2. Cindy says:

    Why not

    • Chanin says:

      Because it really should be strangers. Like, if you were to buy someone at another table lunch. That would count. Buying my old ass lunch, does not.

  3. Kden says:

    Oh God you are so funny! I took on a 365 day project of the same thing, so if I can pull that off, you can do a measly 41, ha. I’m blogging about that too, if you’re not depressed enough go take a look and read why I’m doing it. I’ve got about 2 months to go. My good deed today was to donate blood and it almost killed me.

    I’m a lot like you in the nice department, so this was a big stretch for me to do it, but I’m glad I did (the project, not the blood). I hope you have a wonderful birthday, my daughter’s 17th was on the 1st.

    • Chanin says:

      I will go check it out for sure. Now I do feel like a bum. I don’t think I could even think of 365 nice things to do. That is really awesome. I know this is really going to force me to get out of my comfort zone. I hate that lol.
      Tell your Leo daughter Happy Birthday for me!

  4. co worker says:

    I saw your sign in the bathroom and it did make me smile.I wondered who put it up but did not know it was you. I once had the person in front of me in a drivethrough pay for my drink.

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