38 things you need to do…for me on my 38th Birthday :)

So if you haven’t gathered yet…today is my Birthday! πŸ™‚ Β So that means people are supposed to do what I want!! LOL

So here is a list….. in no particular order. Please do one, some or all of the following and report back πŸ™‚ Β Most are inexpensive and some are completely FREE so take a look. Β ((Oh this can carry over for the next few days…I don’t expect EVERYTHING to be done today!))


  1. Indulge a little… have cake or iceceam or banana pudding or chocolate! Β It’s ok cause I said so!
  2. Tape exact change to a vending machine… so someone else can have a little treat.
  3. Going for coffee or tea? Yeah! Β Now pay for the person behind you πŸ™‚
  4. Go to the grocery store (I know I hate it too but I’m not making you go shopping…) and find a little old man or woman (there is ALWAYS at least one) and help them load their groceries in their vehicle.
  5. Sing a song…any song…sing it out loud…proudly! Β (No matter what you sound like!) πŸ™‚
  6. Wherever you are…pick up some trash and put it in the proper receptacle… lets all beautify our surroundings a little tiny bit.
  7. Smile at a stranger and say Hello! Β (it will not hurt!)
  8. Feed a parking meter πŸ™‚
  9. Go to a bookstore…browse and hey if you can buy a book!
  10. Have something pumpkin flavored…pumpkin muffin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice latte… YUM! Tis the season πŸ™‚
  11. If you are dining out and are receiving good service…ask for a manager and take time to compliment rather than complain!
  12. Call someone you love and tell them so!
  13. Go to a park or museum.
  14. Create something…write, draw, paint, knit, cook…whatever makes you happy.
  15. Dance πŸ™‚
  16. Leave pennies on the ground facing headsup of course!
  17. Bring flowers to a nursing home.
  18. Let someone go in line in front of you πŸ™‚
  19. Donate supplies or your time at an animal shelter.
  20. Leave a letter for your Mail Man/Woman πŸ™‚
  21. Hand out balloons to strangers…especially children πŸ™‚
  22. Bring cookies, brownies, pie, etc to a neighbor…whether you know them already or not!
  23. Donate old clothes you no longer wear.
  24. Read to someone!
  25. Clean out your pantry…anything still good that you do not want or forsee using in the near future? Donate it to a homeless shelter/soup kitchen.
  26. Hold the door open for someone.
  27. Donate blood!
  28. Help someone with yard work or housework.
  29. Read!!!
  30. Watch your favorite movie.
  31. Take 30 minutes for yourself….you have permission!
  32. Donate used books to a library.
  33. Going through a toll? Pay for the car behind you!
  34. Stop by your local firestation and thank them….bring treats.
  35. See an icecream truck in your neighborhood? Β Go buy a kid an icecream.
  36. Write and hide little love notes for your significant other. πŸ™‚
  37. Go to a play or concert.
  38. LISTEN, really listen when someone is talking to you….whether it is a loved one or stranger or even the cashier checking you out. πŸ™‚

πŸ™‚ Thank you in advance for helping me celebrate my Birthday!


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26 responses to “38 things you need to do…for me on my 38th Birthday :)

  1. Paulette

    Such wonderful advice!! Happy Birthday Melanie! Much Love!

  2. I have failed you:( Maybe I can do everything tomorrow.

  3. This is awesome, Melanie.
    I just made pumpkin pancakes the other day. #10…check!
    #16….We just recently stopped making pennies in Canada (believe it or not) so I guess I’ll have to leave nickels.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you take # 31 and stretch it…..a lot! πŸ˜€

  4. Miranda Stone

    What a lovely list! I’ve already done half a dozen of these today. πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Melanie!

  5. I gladly accept the challenge to try and complete everything on your birthday list Melanie. Love the Lao Tzu quote, the world needs more kindness. I hope there are millions of people ready and willing to ditch greed and embrace kindness. Happy Birthday. Love Jenna πŸ™‚

  6. laurie27wsmith

    Phew, I’m tired already. πŸ™‚

  7. Such wonderful advice… πŸ™‚
    Many Happy Returns of the Day, Melanie. πŸ™‚

  8. Happy birthday! I wish you all the best and hope you have a wonderfull time πŸ˜€

  9. Lesley Dawson

    Hope you had a lovely birthday. What a lovely birthday list! You’ve given me the idea of compiling a Christmas list and sending copies to the family. πŸ˜€

  10. Happy Birthday! Albeit, a bit late!

  11. Happy Birthday I am late I realize, where are my days going? I can assure you I am eating plenty of sweets on you behalf lol I hope you had a fabulous day!

  12. Happy Birthday! A wonderful list. So simple and special. Number two is a definite goer. And as many of the others as I can manage. :)x

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