This coming Monday, December 1, would have been Katie’s 35th birthday. In contemplating how to spend the day, I’ve never doubted that I wanted to celebrate–to me, it’s not a day to be sad over what we’ve lost. December 1 was the day when Katie entered the world, and, even though it would be years before we met, it was the day that she started on a path that would eventually cross mine in a way that would change me forever.
Even though so many of us are still mourning her loss, I can see her birthday only as a reason to celebrate all the love, joy, and wisdom she brought to the lives of everyone she met while she was here. I think the best way to honor her is to share the love and joy she would still be spreading if she were here.
Because of that, I’ll be spending Monday doing 35 random acts of kindness in her honor.
I’ll post about the day sometime later this week, but in the meantime, I’d love to have YOUR help, too!!
I’d like to ask, invite, encourage, etc. everyone to participate, whether you knew Katie or not–on Monday, I invite you to do so some random act of kindness in her honor.
If you’re willing to share with me what you do, I’d love to collect a list of everyone’s acts to share at the end of the day.
Not sure what you can do? Here’s a list of free or cheap ideas to get you started (no act of kindness is ever too small!):
I imagine Katie grinning at a day dedicated to service and love–I hope you’ll join me in celebrating her legacy!