Wednesday, May 9

51 days,11 hours, 42 minutes and 20 seconds

...to the Big Day, 100th Post and 5000 Ways to Change the World! ...
This is my 100th post! I have written a lot - mainly gibberish, but also a lot of outpouring of my little soul and introspective analysis, helped by your inspirational comments. One of the evident outcomes of this is that I know to be nothing but convetional, so I choose not to write a commemorative article on blogging. Instead I would like to send you all an invitation.
In 51 days, 11 hours, 42 minutes and 20..ops 19 seconds now, it is the BIG DAY (aka my 24th birthday) - the 1st of July for your diaries, thanks. The day however is "big" for a number of reasons:
1. I was born on that day: a little respect, would you mind?
2. Viva the Smoking Ban! England will celebrate the first day of SMOKING FREE PUBLIC BUILDINGS!!! Yuppy!!! Thank God: no more concerts, dinners, pubs and clubs filled with deadly and stinking fumes! Alleluja!
3. It will be my first "Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty" themed birthday.
It basically consists of this: whether you were planning to or were not remotely thinking about being kind enough to buy/make me a present, then, don't. Instead, in the likes of "Pay it Forward", do something good and beautiful to make three people's world, day, life...well...better. Whether it involves buying a homeless person a cup of tea, donating money to charity, giving blood, telling someone how special they are, walk instead of driving or wherever your creativity and kindness takes you, do it! The sky is the limit! Sure enough I shall be reminding you of this initiative closer to the time meanwhile, the title of this post is how long you have to think about how to make the world a better place on my birthday! Call it a "Hippy Birthday Meme Tag!"

12 comments:

Tanya Heasley said...

You don't write gibberish, ;) 'cause if what you wrote was pants then no one would come back to visit.

Also, I have problems remembering birthdays so can you remind me, and then that would be your good deed for the day and mine, because I'm giving you something (the job to remind me).

Baron Hashbrown said...

Mmmmmmmowkay but can I have a piece of that cake? The best good deads are made covertly and anonymously!

Baron Hashbrown said...

Ooops! DEEDS! I meant DEEDS!

Fever Dog said...

Sounds like a great idea to me

Anonymous said...

honestly saying I haven't read all that you've been writing so far (i'll get familiar with that soon). Just wanted to say "Hi" from Ukraine. It's Maxim a former student from Regents.
Be well and happy! :)
Hope i didn't interrupt the chat in here ...

Gorilla Bananas said...

Wonderful to read your recent posts, Ivonne. You're back to your happy self. I will tell you you're special on your birthday, which will be one out of three.

Ivonne said...

Thank you, guys, for your lovely comments.

Tanya: you make me smile every time, but no excuses. Thanks for the encouragement! - though sometimes it's really hard to tell how many people really read your blog...I now know I can count on your readership!;-)

Baron: Wonderful wise words indeed. The Bible talks a lot about doing good things not so that others can see! Which gives me an opportunity to explain that I won’t be going around asking people what they have done for my birthday – I will simply rest assured of their kindness.

Jay: Keep up the good work, mate!

Maxim: Sooooooo good to hear from you, bro! How did you find me? Hope you are doing well. Do keep in touch (I’d love that!)

GB: Too kind as usual. I am made stronger by your support.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ivonne! Good people are remembered! :)
It's seems you're doing well.
You could visit my home page there are some photos of me and my family http://maximachkasov.narod.ru
Be well!!!!!

Ivonne said...

Maxim, if that's the case then I most certainly remember you and carry a warm memory of your gentle,joyful and loving self! Good to see your beautiful wife and child on the web...you look so happy and I am delighted for you! Too bad the site is in Cyrillic..have not mastered Eastern European languages quite yet! hey- if you still have it, my e-mail address is still the same. It'd be great to keep in touch! (if not gimme a shout, I'll pass it onto you!)

john heasley said...

You have a cool page and some great thoughts, keep it up, was it 20 seconds exactly when you pressed post?

Anonymous said...

Ivonne, thank you for the nice words! You know, though, you’re better! I’ve changed some of titles in the web. Hope it’ll be more understandable and clearer now. I have two of your e-mails – I’ll write to you. There is another site to look at that is something I do for living (there are some photos too) http://www.english4real.com . Be well and happy!

Ivonne said...

John: Ever so nice to have the whole of the Heasly family visiting my blog! I think we should get Tracy into writing a blog too, don't you think!

Maxim: Blogs are a great tool; good friends, however, are even better! Keep in touch! (",)