So I just figured out that the best way to update my monthly kindnesses is to just type it all in and you can see it quick and easily (even if it wont be quite so pretty as last years! :). I know it should have been a lot more obvious to do it this way to start with... but I like a little beauty and creativity. And quite honestly who doesn't? ;)
So when I figure out a better way (or prettier way) to do this, I will!
After loosing a chunk of this year already I have been piecing the year of kindnesses back together. This is another reason I am typing it up now... because I want to remember them and share them with you... or at least as much and as many as possible. So, if you can remember something I did... or told you I did.. or you saw me do... kindness wise... please let me know. I can always add and update this.
1st January: I bought lunch for three of my friends! At this point I wasn't even sure i was going to continue for another year... but I found that i just couldn't stop myself! :)
2nd January: I sent messages of love and support to a friend in need.
3rd January: Helped made a cake for a friends surprise birthday (Its a train for a friend who is a train mechanic/engineer/cleaner type person).
4th January: Helped make a cake for my brother-in-laws birthday (Its a little RED car!).
5th January: I saw a little old lady at a coffee shop that i frequent. And i decided i wanted to do something for her. so when we both happened to be paying our bills, I offered to pay for hers. She refused! But both she and the cashier were surprised and touched by my offer.
6th January: Dropped off some packing supplies to some friends moving inter state.
7th January: Helped set up and run a surprise baby shower for a friend.
8th January: Picked up some dinner for me and some family and friends (Mums kindness was that she paid for it). I just acted like a pick up and delivery service so that no-one else had to leave the air conditioning! :)
9th January: Helped a stranger by putting her shopping trolley away.
10th January: Bought a friend, who was financially struggling, dinner.
11th January: Sent messages of love, support & farewell to friends moving inter-state.
12th January: Held a door open for a stranger.
13th January: Acted like a beautician and gave my dad a manicure, so the staff at his nursing home didn't have to!
14th January (BALI): Waited up for my Bali-room-mate, as he was arriving on a later flight from Australia!
15th January (BALI): Took a friend for a "tour" of the hotel so he'd know his way around! Plus, I picked up someone-elses' rubbish whilst scuba diving. We got to feed fish underwater and had little plastic bags filled with bread... I collected the plastic bags and tucked them in my wetsuit and put them in a bin when we finally got to shore! :)
|This is me on the boat after scuba diving and taking the rubbish to the shore! We were on our way to go Para-sailing! That is something else I can cross off the Bucket List!|
17th January (BALI): Helped out with some first-aid for different friends.
18th January (BALI): Helped out a couple of friends by lending them the correct currency to purchase suitcases with. This meant that they could buy the suitcases immediately instead of having to make a special trip back to the hotel to get their currency and then back to buy the suitcases!
19th January (BALI): Put away the dishes at Burger King for everyone eating with me.
20th January (BALI): Said "Bless you" to a sneezing stranger, and bought a friend a drink.
21st January (BALI): Put extra money in the "pot" for dinner so that those that didn't have the money on them didn't have to stress about it!
22nd January (BALI): Held the door open for a stranger at a shopping center and warned them of the slippery floors (after torrential rain).
23rd January (BALI): I helped a sick friend at the airport by finding toilets along the path to the terminal we were leaving from. So she could make her way from toilet to toilet and not throw-up somewhere along the way. She had a very bad case of Bali Belly!!
24th January: Gave friends and family gifts on my return from Bali.
25th January: Agreed to house-sit my sisters house while she and her family were away for a couple of days.
26th January: Fed my nephews fish whilst he was away on holiday.
27th January: Helped Construct a table-tennis table as a surprise for my sisters kids. The gift was from the other side of the family (my sisters parents-in-law)! I also managed to get the legs around the wrong way! It was very funny! :)
28th January: Paid for a round of drinks for my friends birthday.
29th January: Did some cleaning at my sisters house in preparation for her and her families return from their holiday.
30th January: Sent a message of love, support, celebration and encouragement to a friend having a GOOD day!
31st January: Helped a lady get some milk out of a mass display of it. There was only a small amount of the kind she wanted and it happened to be at the bottom and at the back of the milk pyramid, so i helped her get it out!
Hope you enjoyed January 2012! I had a great time in Bali, Indonesia and loved celebrating the many family and friends who had birthdays in January too! :) was a lot of fun! :)
Look forward to sharing the next month very soon! Obviously there will be some holes in my recollection but I am still piecing everything together! :)
Luv Daena xx
P.s. I tagged this posts Location as Bali, Indonesia... just need to clarify that I am actually back in Perth, Australia at the moment! :) But if you want to know where Bali is... you can check it out! :D