Tuesday, February 12, 2013

40acts: Do Lent Generously

I'm not Catholic, but once every few years I decide to give up something for Lent. I really like the symbolic meaning behind it. One year I gave up coffee. Yes, that wasn't my wisest decision, but I did it! It also introduced me to tea, which I now probably love more than coffee (shhhh). So when I heard about 40acts: Do Lent Generously yesterday, I knew I was going to jump in with both feet.

The idea behind 40acts is that instead of giving up something, you give back something. Every day for 40 days (the duration of Lent), you'll do one random act of kindness. They'll email you an idea every day, but I'm probably going to make up a lot of them on my own. Pay for the person behind me at Starbucks, drop off a donation to a retirement home, donate books to those in need, etc. The possibilities are seriously endless. I'll be Tweeting and Facebooking my acts of kindness for the day, but I'll also blog about it here when I'm done. I can't wait to see what all I'm able to do in 40 days!

I'm asking you to join me on the 40 day kindness quest. Yes, I know it's last minute, but if I can do it you can too! Who's with me?