Two hundred and seventy-six

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Audrey Hepburn

Welcome to Good Deed a Day Month!

I’m really excited about this month!  Who doesn’t love helping other people, the environment, animals?  Ok, there are probably people out there who don’t enjoy doing good deeds, but those people aren’t worth the time I’m taking to write this sentence…

In honour of the commercialized holidays that dominate our Western culture, I’m going to celebrate December by doing a good deed every day.  I’ll be picking up trash, baking yummy treats, walking dogs, volunteering with charities, donating.  I don’t want to give away all the exciting ideas I have for this month, but I’m warning you, if you read this month I’m hoping you’re inspired to do some good deeds of your own!

Lots of bigger issues come up with this idea of “good deeds” as well.  How can I help others?  How does this make others feel?  How do I feel?  Is there really such thing as a selfless act?  Does it matter if it’s “selfless”, if it’s making other people’s lives easier?  What really qualifies as a good deed?

It’s going to be a good month – I can feel it!