My Big Birthday Party: 50 for 50
In 51 days, I will turn 50 years old. Holy cats, I’m old. But as they say in Lithuanian, “Senas bet dar gyvas!” or “Old, but still alive!”
Let’s face it, I have everything I need. I am blessed with a great family, health, a good job, a roof over my head, more food than I can eat, money in the bank. I even live in a gorgeous locale, so I am set with everything. Ok, maybe everything except a hot international soccer star boyfriend, but at 50, I’m afraid I may have to settle for a “hot former international soccer star that we kind of remember from a long time ago boyfriend.” I’ll get working on that.
ANYWAY…what I’m trying to say is that I don’t want presents. I don’t want cards. I don’t even want cake. What I want is for the world to be a little more of a kind and generous place, and if my birthday can be the catalyst for that, that would bring me so much joy.
SO. Here’s the plan: each day, for the next 50 days, I will feature one worthwhile organization that is doing good works. I want my gift to be to open up this space to these organizations and see what happens. I’d like for people to pick one or several and get involved, either by donating, volunteering or taking action. I’ll give information about the organization, a donation link, and, if I can, a way to take action other than through a monetary donation.
If you are so inspired, take action and leave me a comment letting me know you did it. Even if you don’t act now, please keep some of these organizations in mind for when your ship comes in (and I know it will. I can see it on the horizon right now) or for when you have time.
And don’t worry – regular posts will be sprinkled in too, so don’t give up. You’ll get your usual dose of fine, high-quality Suebobian blather and bluster.
You honor me by stopping by to read this blog. Thank you for your time and attention over the past few years. And thanks for sharing my birthday celebration with me. The party starts tomorrow. Be there!