The other day, I got the best e-mail from a friend. It went like this:
You may or may not know that our mom, Terri, is turning 60 this year!
We would love your help to surprise her.
Since she’s someone that’s really hard to shop for and rarely tells us what she wants anyway, we thought we would do something different this year. She has spent so much of her time volunteering and giving her time to so many, we would like October 1st to be “Do Something In The Name of Terri” day. You’re probably wondering what that means, so here’s a better explanation:
Do Something in the Name of Terri Day
Anytime on or before October 1st, do something kind or generous in the honor of Terri Bekken. If you can, take a picture of it. Once October 1st hits, post the picture to FB, email it to her or text it to her. You can even print it out and drop it off at her house if you’d like. Or just give her a call and let her know.
We’re hoping to surprise her and let her know how many people across the country want to celebrate her birthday by helping others. Do you think we can hit 60 acts of kindness for her 60 years? We hope so!!
You probably don’t know Terri. Either way, don’t you think that this is the best birthday gift idea in the world? Will you join me in an act of kindness in the name of Terri?
For my act of kindness…
I’m taking a pound of coffee to my new friend Evelyn on the sixth floor of my building.
I met her the other day in the elevator as I was coming home from my job at Starbucks in the morning. Naturally, I was carry a cup of coffee and my apron in hand. I said hello, and then she did pretty much all the talking. She told me how much she loved Starbucks, how addicting and expensive it was.
Then, on her way out of the elevator, she casually called out her name and apartment number, just in case, so I could let her know of any specials or sales.
Yesterday, I left a pound of coffee by her door.
Question: Will you join me in an act of kindness?
Once you’ve committed your act of kindness, and documented it, you can tell me about it in the comments by clicking HERE, or post about it on your own blog! If you write your own post, link to my post below, and we’ll all share the love.