We love the show “Secret Millionaire.” Have you seen it? If you haven’t, you should. It’s inspiring. It makes me dream of having millions of dollars that I could excitedly give away to deserving people serving others. But alas, I have not millions of dollars. I do, however, have my health and five young kids who are forced lucky enough to be dragged around with me everywhere I go. So it got me thinking–what could I do for others? Well, I could think of a lot of things. I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if I could do 30 acts of service in 30 days? Yes, I know. It seems a bit crazy. But hey, that’s my cup o’ tea. Craziness is my middle name.
Superman says I should give myself two months to complete such a task. Maybe he’s right. I know life can get in the way of big dreams, but 30 acts of service in 30 days sounds a lot more catchy. I’ll give myself some grace. We may have a day that we don’t get out of the house because of sick kiddos or uncontrollable farm duties, but I’m aiming for 30 days. May 1-30th to be exact. So, here’s the challenge:
Complete one act of service or random act of kindness every day in May.
It can be something as small as letting someone go in front of you in the grocery line to paying for the person behind you at Starbucks to serving in a homeless shelter to donating money to a worthy cause to visiting a convalescent home. You decide! I will be listing my ideas over the next few weeks, and I would love it if you add to mine. We can all help each other out. I highly recommend making your list ahead of time, and roughly calendaring each day, so you won’t forget or get caught up in daily activities and let the day slip by. I am going to make Sundays my “serve my family” day, and I will specifically do something to serve someone in our family. And if you have kids, get them involved in the planning! Our kids had a blast coming up with ideas and felt so special when their ideas were picked!
I’ll be posting my monthly “plan” sometime in the next week or so. In the meantime, please share your ideas!
Want to share this challenge on your blog or Facebook page? Please do! Feel free to copy my logo and/or link back to this post, but please let me know if you’ve posted it on your blog so I can keep up with you! Share it on Facebook, Twitter it, whatever. Let’s spread some love for 30 days and change our world!
What a wonderful challenge! Would you consider featuring Reece’s Rainbow as a service possibility? http://reecesrainbow.org They do such good work finding loving homes for children with Down Syndrome who are living in desperate conditions. I advocate specifically for a little guy named Abbott. He has recently been transferred to an adult metal asylum simply because he has Down Syndrome. 🙁 http://reecesrainbow.org/?s=abbott
Hi, mommaofmany! I will definitely put it on the list!