Posted in Family, Ordinarylife

The BEST mom award goes to..

My mom!!!

So there I was all proud of myself and my grand idea for my birthday.  I told my mom about it and she was a bit skeptical.  Not sure I could do 40 acts in one day, so I explained to her what kind of acts would count.

Her reply quite shyly was, “Well I guess you could say I did one today”.  So obviously I asked for more info.  Bloody hell – not even11 am and my mom has done FOUR unplanned acts.  I made her recount.

The one she was talking about – an old lady was walking along the road looking rather shaky.  It is close to 40 degree outside and my mom had just heard on the radio that old people should stay indoors.  She was pushing a trolley of groceries and carrying another bag.  My mom turned her car around and gave the lady and her groceries a lift home and helped her carry them inside.  Ok – wow!

Then I said to her actually she had done 1 more that I knew off and was about to do another. She came to visit me and after that she was driving to my sister’s work and picking up her dirty laundry to do it as my mom knew she had been away all weekend.  Nice mommy we have!

Later in conversation it turned out that while out on her run this morning she found money on the ground. She gave it to the next person she ran past. 

She is also going to watch Little OL this evening while I go to the beach for a swim.  Can I just say that I think I have the most awesome mom in the whole world!

I think 40 acts should be easy.  My mom has done or is going to do 5 totally unplanned acts today without even thinking about it.

Posted in Charity, Family, Ordinarylife

An idea….

Ok, so I know that I “might” have said that I hate Pinterest but I take it all back, well most of it.  Every now and then I discover something that I LOVE and I have discovered what I am going to do for my next birthday.

I turn 40!  Yikes and I have been looking for ideas for parties.  I kind of decided on a cocktail party, but I have been having doubts, I was not really sure about the whole party idea. Then I saw this – I LOVE this idea. 

Random Acts of Kindness!  In my case it would be 40 Random Acts of kindness.

I love some of her ideas, but some of them would need to be adapted for SA.  We have our petrol pumped for us, we have people taking the trolleys to the cars, unpacking the bags etc.  I could do something for those people.  Also we have car guards – maybe they need a look in too.  (Hayley did a stunning post about a car guard – go read it.)

I think I should start creating a list.  She also asked all her friends to do a random act of kindness – be prepared -come April you will be getting similar request. Between my IRL friends (almost all on FB anyway) to my FB friends, blog readers and Twitter I am sure we can generate quite a few acts.

I still might have a small get together with friends and ask them that instead of a gift to bring something for a specific charity.

What do you think??  I know a few of you are also turning 40….