Celebrating 53 Years of Life

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A generous man will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

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A couple of months ago I shared a post about doing anonymous acts of kindness.  When we do nice things for others, our bodies produce endorphins, the very same “feel good” chemical that is released when we exercise. That is how helping others helps us — it boosts our mood because that’s how God made our wonderfully complex and amazing bodies!

I turn 53 on Friday and I have 53 cards made up.  I have no idea what acts I will do or who I will give gifts to because I’m just going to do what the Holy Spirit leads me to do.

To celebrate God’s gift of allowing me to live 53 years here on Earth, please feel free to help me do Anonymous Acts Of Kindness ~ ~ ~ anonymously because we will be elevating Christ instead of me.  In Matthew 6:1-6, Jesus talked about how we should not let our left hand know what our right hand is doing when we give to others. I really like how The Message words this:

“Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that
you don’t make a performance out of it. It might be good theater,
but the God who made you won’t be applauding.

When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself.
You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure—‘play actors’ I call them—
treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage,
acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds.
They get applause, true, but that’s all they get.
When you help someone out, don’t think about how it looks.
Just do it—quietly and unobtrusively. That is the way your God,
who conceived you in love, working behind the scenes, helps you out.”


Follow this link to my Pinterest board where you can get free printables and lists of kindness acts — many kind acts do NOT require $$.

 

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4 thoughts on “Celebrating 53 Years of Life

  1. Happy happy Birthday my friend!!! I love that you are choosing to honor the day that The Lord has made you in this way! God is good. You are beautiful.

    • Thank you so much, my sweet friend!! ❤ ❤ ❤

      I did not give out cards and do acts of kindness to strangers on my birthday like I envisioned — I had brought 54 RAOK cards, some envelopes and tape so I could leave things like microwave popcorn on Redbox screens and envelopes with change at pop machines. Instead, I served my daughter and her roommates! They were packing to move, so I felt led to clean their kitchen: oven and stove top, refrigerator, microwave and floor. This was something TOTALLY unexpected (and something I would NOT have chosen to do! 😉 ), but I loved EVERY minute of it! The girls all moved out last week and only had to brush out the cabinets.

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