As usual… I let the day generally go by with little fanfare. I’m not a birthday person… not my own. I love yours.
I did have a wonderful weekend connecting with friends.
There were a lot of birthday wishes on Facebook… I am grateful that so many people took a moment to say hello.
I called Mom around 8:30 am as I do every year as it is around the time I was born. She is the best and I am thankful for her in so many ways. And I spent some time with a special someone (not talking publicly about this yet).
And that was the day… kind of the way I like it.
But turning 50… feels important to me. It feels like I should do something with it. Do something for others. Make an impact in some way.
The idea as I type this is: 50 Weeks of Service.
For the 50 weeks leading up to my birthday do something that helps others in some way: time, mentorship, volunteering and raising money.
After thinking this out a bit I was concerned about how much time this may take to plan and execute. Then I had this thought, how fortunate am I that this is my “problem”.
I need your help:
I need to know where you volunteer and what groups you assist. Who needs a hand? What does that mean?
If you are a nonprofit… how can I help?
Might you do this with me?
Would you share this blog post and future ones as I write about this?
Here’s what I think are my strengths, my interests, want to do and ways my brain, hands and mouth (blog) can be of use:
I work hard.
I’m a great laborer… not so much skilled. I’m more a push a wheelbarrow than figure out an angle on something kind of guy
I know people and have a network of really amazing humans.
Activities that focus on the young, old, hunger and the environment. Also, career and job search related.
Working outside is good for my soul.
Putting a smile on another’s face… releasing a burden from another feeds my soul.
I’d like to keep this to within 30 miles of Downtown Minneapolis.
This is where I am at so far and gladly take any advice you may have.
And I have a hashtag of course => #50WeeksOfService
Feedback… please, I need it.
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