A Birthday Wish: 33 Random Acts of Paying it Forward (#724RAOK)

ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT, THOUGHTS, & A GIFT. PLEASE READ:

On 7/24/2012 I celebrated my 32 birthday by PAYING FORWARD 32 Random Acts of Kindness. From Sun Up to Sun Down I found 32 ways to make a positive difference in the lives of those who least expected it – a few I knew, most I did not. In every way all were entirely deserving & none to this day know who provided their gift. To define how this experience changed my perspective of the World around me is indescribable, but was surely emotionally / spiritually rewarding beyond words & provided a ground floor to how I have chosen to interact within my community, not just annually, but daily.

For those that were with me last year, either in person or following online, my most sincere thanks to YOU. I was energized by your support & so touched by the outpouring of LOVE. And, since that day I have received an infinite number of emails from individuals around the world who have also chosen to PAY THEIR BIRTHDAYS FORWARD. Your stories are incredible in the ways you’ve found to make a positive difference in the lives of complete strangers, giving freely without the expectation to receive. You. Are. An. INSPIRATION.

That said, in 30DAYS I am celebrating my 33rd Birthday. On Wednesday, 7/24/2013, from Sun Up to Sun Down I shall find 33 ways in my community to PAY IT FORWARD through Random Acts of Kindness & will be asking YOU TO JOIN ME!

Over the next month: Please share your ideas & recommendations around how I may accomplish all 33 acts in 16 waking hours, on a Budget of $100. I have several thoughts, but ANY/ALL you can share would be sincerely APPRECIATED.

*MY ONE & ONLY BIRTHDAY WISH*: JOIN ME!

HELP ME spread a message of LOVE throughout our communities. Whether in my community or yours, in the blink of an eye & a singular moment of time YOU CAN MAKE AN INCREDIBLE DIFFERENCE in the life of someone else. I KNOW THIS TO BE FACT. Your act does not have to be monumental in nature – it can be as simple as a smile, a handshake, a thank you or a hug to someone in need. No matter how significant OR insignificant you believe your act to be – You. Make. A. Difference.

For those in West Michigan – I will share thoughts / ideas on how you can JOIN ME, if interested. Although, I will fore-warn – the day is physically exhausting, starting @ 6am & ending close to 10pm. But, for your efforts – a true, meaningful, tangible & immeasurable difference you will make in our community.

For those following on-line – I will surely share my adventure with you & ask that you share your Acts of Kindness with me. How many communities can we touch in ONE Day?!

In the grand scheme, we may be relatively small in number, but are strong together & can surely be the change we hope to see in World. Details will follow over the coming weeks.

Please stay tuned. Please share this message in support with your Facebook / Social Networking Friends, Family & Followers. Please send your prayers, thoughts, & LOVE, as God willing this will be among the most blessed of days.

Thank you, ALL. With much love & gratitude. -David

#raok #724raok

 

7/24/2012: ACT31 - Donated Suits to Mel Trotter Ministries for the jobless to wear for interviews. ACT32 - Mentored a Child… Spent the day with my son showing him FIRST-hand how to give with NO expectation to receive in return.

7/24/2012: ACT31 – Donated Suits to Mel Trotter Ministries for the jobless to wear for interviews. ACT32 – Mentored a Child… Spent the day with my son showing him FIRST-hand how to give with NO expectation to receive in return.

 

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