Day #148: Give a Birthday Present To a Stranger

Day #148: Give a Birthday Present To a Stranger 1

We ate at a restaurant today for lunch. At the table next to ours sat a young man and his mother. They were both outgoing and struck up a conversation with us.

It turns out, the mom had brought her son there for his 22nd birthday.  He had a cognitive disability and was excited to tell us all about whoopie pies and the upcoming fireworks show on 4th of July.

As we were leaving, I wished we had something to give as a birthday present. When we got in the truck, I found a coin that I had brought back from Ukraine last summer. Kayla and I took the coin back inside and asked him if he liked to collect things. He said, "oh yes." We gave him the coin as a small birthday gift.

Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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