I’m turning 50 this week. And over the last couple years, I discovered the secret to having a truly extraordinary birthday: creating pinpricks of light for people.

{What’s a pinprick of light? It’s a moment of color, connection, or caring. A bit of light to brighten their day.}

Yep. When I turned 48, the idea dropped in to send 48 acts of kindness to 48 people in 48 hours. I was dizzy with energy and love. Maybe a little *too* dizzy. It was a lot to do in such a small space of time. So last year, I decided to change hours to days … and I sent 49 cards to 49 people in 49 days.

Anyone want to wager a bet on this year’s project?

You got it.

For the 50-50-50 project I will send 50 cards to 50 people in 50 days.

And I need your help.

Do you know someone who is scared, sad, disappointed, or broken-hearted? Or maybe there’s someone in your life who deserves a resounding atta-girl or atta-boy?

I can send them a card on behalf of you, anonymously (from the universe), or signed from me. All you have to do is send me an email and tell me the person’s name and mailing address + a tiny bit about why they deserve some extra love right now.

{Here’s the secret: for every pinprick of light I create for someone else, I get one, too. And guess what, since you’re an accomplice, you *also* get to feel that pinprick of light!}

The back-story:

Many of you know that I went through a deep depression about 25 years ago. I felt like an iron wall was surrounding me. I was graced to be led to meditation, which helped me see that tiny moments could bring relief from the pain I was in.

I began to seek out those moments every day. It might be standing outside and feeling the breeze on my cheek. It might be hearing the love in a friend’s voice. It might be the sound of bells tinkling in the distance.

Those moments were pinpricks of light in that solid iron wall around me.

After a while, I realized that I didn’t have to wait for those moments to land on me. I could create them. Every conscious act of celebration or appreciation added more pinpricks to that wall.

And before I knew it, there was more light than wall. Beautiful, bathing light that I could bask in. And that I could invite others into.

This has been my practice for 25 years. And there’s no better way to celebrate this milestone birthday than by joining forces with you to share some light ‘n love with folks who need it.

Here’s to every singular pinprick of light. May we always be seeking and creating them —for ourselves and others.

Nearly 50,

P.S. Looking forward to receiving your emails so I can send 50 pinpricks of light to 50 people in 50 days.