Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 318: 31 Favors


Today at 12:47 PM, I am officially 31 years of age.  Wow.  I am an old man.  It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting on the floor coloring with crayons and watching cartoons.  Well, I guess I was doing those things yesterday, but it was while playing with my daughter.  Ah, who am I kidding?  Isla went off to bed and I continued coloring and watching cartoons.  Either way, lack of maturity not withstanding, it is insane to me when I think about where my life is right now.  I have a gorgeous, caring wife, a beautiful, hilarious daughter, a loving family, and great friends.  There are things in life that I still wish to achieve, but if I took a snapshot of my life right now, in 50 years I could look back and say I was a pretty lucky guy.  I wouldn't have been able to get to this point without the help of all those people, and for that help, I say am truly thankful.  I wanted to do something for my birthday that would incorporate my age (31) and also the random acts of kindness.  31 is the number of flavors at Baskin Robbins, but it is too cold to hand out 31 ice cream cones to people.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I decided to drop the "L" from flavors and do 31 favors for people.  Tonight, I will try to update my favors here on the blog. 

Favors Update: Thus far, I have held the door open for at least 5 people, held a woman who was texting on her phone back from crossing the street when a car was coming, gave change to 2 homeless men, gave my daughter a kiss from my mom (her request), let 3 people go ahead of me in line at a coffee place, and was a reference for a friend looking for a job.  By my calculations, I still have to remember/perform 18 more favors.  Oh man, not a lot of time!!!

7 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday. I can't wait to hear about your 31 favors.

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  2. Happy Birthday Ryan! But this post got me thinking...what are you going to do when this year is over?

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  3. Gave me an interview...that did me a favor 'cause I have a story to write! Down to 17...

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  4. Happy Birthday, Ryan! That was a very cool idea to do for your birthday. It will be fun to hear about the 31 favors that you end up doing. You are off to a good start.

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  5. A very happy birthday to you, I'm sure that with all the good vibes you have spread you had a really great one.

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  6. Happy birthday!
    What an awesome idea! Can't wait to see what else you do

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