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Last week was my 14th Anniversary.    The past few years, I've signed up to do a number of random acts of kindness that correspond with how many years I would have been married on my anniversary.    Many people on this website ask what they should do or how can they commemorate their anniversary.     This is the third year I've done the random acts of kindness on my anniversary and I like to say it's a day on, not a day off, like MLK day.

This year, I gave a campership to Soaring Spirits that will allow someone to attend Camp Widow in Tampa.   Second, I held the door open for a woman that was carrying a briefcase and a computer bag.     Third, I paid for someone's lunch, 4-9 I bought gift cards at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and put them on random cars in San Diego.  Ten, I paid for a couple's dinner.   11-14, I bought gift cards at Trader Joe's and put them on random cars in the parking lot of the hotel I'm staying at.

I hope someone on here takes the time to sign up for the random acts of kindness on their anniversary.      You don't have to spend money.   You could hold the door open for people or help someone cross the street.   There are many things you can do.  Make your anniversary a day on, not a day off.


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Well done, Lupe's husband.  I also do acts of kindness on my wedding anniversary and find it helps a lot to think of others on that day. I agree you don't have to spend any money to do this.

Here's a link to the Widowed Village 'event' page related to sharing your anniversary acts of kindness. We'll be setting one up for 2017, too:


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