This is 40…almost

funny Christian blog-Happy Birthday Lincee

In exactly 40 days I will hit a significant milestone in the birthday department. That’s right people. I’m turning 40.

I decided the best way I could ever celebrate with my IHGB friends and readers is to announce a little service project I’m calling “40 Random Acts of Kindness.” Here’s how it works:

WHAT:  Simply seek out a moment to bless someone with a random act of kindness.
WHEN:  The next 40 days.
WHERE:  Anywhere you see a need.
GOAL:  40 random acts in 40 days

My hope is that by the time my big day rolls around, some of you will participate in a random act of kindness that benefits a complete stranger. It can be as innocent as holding open a door for a woman at the mall. It can be as generous as paying for someone’s meal behind you in the Chick-Fil-A line or volunteering at a homeless shelter.

If you decide to participate in my challenge, please email me explaining your kind gesture. I will compile a post detailing everyone’s stories that will publish on November 4.

Are you worried that you won’t have an idea of what to do? Visit THIS SITE for help and THIS SITE if you’re feeling extra creative.

This idea started out as a tiny seed that was planted about three years ago. I am very excited to see how it grows! #40in40

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CO Kathleen
CO Kathleen

Happy Big Four-Oh!

And I will gladly take your challenge on!

Lincee

Thank you CO Kathleen! I look forward to it!

Anne
Anne

What a splendid idea, Lincee!! I love the way you think…and write!! :))

Anne

Wendy
Wendy

Excellent Lincee!

We need more smiles and kindness in the world and this is a terrific idea!!

Count me in too…. 🙂

Lincee

Thanks Anne!

Amy

Challenge accepted!

And Happy Birthday…I’ll say it again 40 days from now, too 🙂

Lincee

Woo hoo AMY!

Erin

I LOVE this. I accept your challenge! What a fantastic idea!

This will be past the deadline but I’m passing along in case anyone needs some ideas. My BFF started this 3 years ago in her town and I started it last year in mine. We plan and deliver a meal Christmas night to our local ER, Fire Dept, Police Dept, Sheriff’s Dept, and E911 Center. It was the MOST amazing and rewarding experience of my life (other than, you know, birthing 2 kids). I cannot WAIT until this year to see how we can improve it!

Lincee

I love this idea Erin! Way to go!!!

amy a
amy a

Love this! I just have to remember to keep records!!! Great idea.

Lincee

Thanks amy a! Can’t wait to hear what you are going to do!

SGT Cole
SGT Cole

How do you stay so young? A gentle soul I imagine.

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Tracey
Tracey

I am SO in on helping you achieve this!!!!

Andrea
Andrea

I paid for the groceries of the lady in front of me. She was upset that her food stamp account did not reflect the correct balance and she had children. I Hope you have a happy birthday, Lincee.

Allison
Allison

I had a RAK served to me.

My son and I rode our bikes to the store to grab a few things. Afterwards I took him to get ice cream. All I had to pay was my AMEX card and they didn’t take that. The guy in line said he would buy our ice cream. I cancelled my order so he didn’t have to buy for me (and I really didn’t need to be eating it). however, the cashier surprised me with a free cone.

I plan to pass it along as soon as I get the chance!

93 Bobcat
93 Bobcat

Hope I’m not too late! I sent you mine via PM this morning. It was as much a gift to you as it was to me and the two people I was able to gift a blessing to.

Happy birthday!

Brenna
Brenna

Happy birthday friend! I’m so glad you were born! So 40 & fabulous!!!!!!!

In honor of you I returned two random fellow Target shopping buggies back to the store and hummed a little Happy Birthday while I did it. Glad to celebrate YOU!!!

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