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Have you done a good deed today?

post #1 of 29
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As discussed, we have had a lot of negaitivity in our lives lately, from the simple things that annoy us that we have shared that may not be worth getting upset over but annoy us nonetheless to the bigger things that deeply hurt us.

It is time to put some happiness back into our lives, and if we can't do it for ourselves, why not at least make someone else happier, it will make us feel better inside, and as with the vbplaza gifts - they may be paid forward and eventually come around full circle to make our lives better too

This was emailed to us at work today, and I thought I would share

http://www.gooddeedaday.com/

Random Acts: Sometimes it's the kindness of strangers that surprise us the most

Humans: We are surrounded by violence, terrorism and racism, report on man's humanity to man instead.

Animals: We share the world with many beautiful creatures. What are we doing to protect them?

Environment: Who's cleaning up the mistakes we've made?

Heroes: Even the smallest acts can be heroic, if we put the needs of others first.

We should all make the effort to do a good deed a day, and share yours, whether it be on here, the website linked to above (and preferably both!)
post #2 of 29
My good deed is going to be doing my sisters hair and makeup for the concert she is treating me to tonight (I will also color/cut her hair.... for free, but we wont have time for that tonight). Ill probably treat her to dinner too. My sis never wears makeup or does her hair, so she always gets excitied when Im able to do what I do on her. So my good deed is to make my sister feel pretty today (she never feels pretty, eventhough she is gorgeous with one flaw people cant see past). My mind is boggling with ideas of what Im going to do to her hair/makeup tonight.

Sorry I couldnt think of a better one, my day consists of sitting at my desk for 8 hours
post #3 of 29
All I've done so far is get up and go to work, so I will check back in later in the day.
Great idea for a thread!
post #4 of 29
I am giving away a table and 4 chairs set that doesn't fit into my new kitchen to a woman who has hardly any furniture as she is "starting over." She's coming by in the morning tomorrow to help me bring the set to her new apartment.

She's tickled PINK to be getting a good, sturdy, albeit 20 year old set for free, and I'm tickled that she's so tickled!

I definitely recommend signing up for the FreeCycle Group in your area, through Yahoo, if you haven't done so already. It's a GREAT way to recycle household items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Through Freecycle, things only go to those who WANT them, so you know they'll have a good home.

Or you can find things that you NEED - for free!

It isn't exactly a "good deed" but it's definitely a feel good thing for me!
post #5 of 29
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I love Freecycling - I got rid of my way to small desk last year to a student whose parents had died but their last tax return showed them making too much money for him to get financial help for school - he was working 2 jobs to put himself through school.
post #6 of 29
I tried to sign up for Freecycle once, but they sent me sooo many emails I got annoyed and canceled it. Maybe I set it up wrong, but I couldn't figure it out. I've listed a few things for free on Craigslist instead.
post #7 of 29
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I have mine set for a weekly digest unless I am advertising something and then I change it to a daily one
post #8 of 29
Umm... nothing yet today
post #9 of 29
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well you can post about good deeds you have received like the cheapo duvet!
post #10 of 29
Nothing yet today, but yesterday I did throw my left-over change in the S.P.C.A Container they have on the counter at my bank.
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
well you can post about good deeds you have received like the cheapo duvet!
WOOT!

Yeah!! A VERY nice lady at Macys Department Store got me one heck of a deal on a 550 count pure goose down comforter... original price of $430... my price, $35!
post #12 of 29
I let my DH sleep in close to 2 hours longer this morning. We had friends fly in last night and we got to bed at 4AM. So rather than nudging him out of the bed at 6AM to send him off to work, I let him sleep until 7:45. I did all of his morning chours for him. He was out the door by 7:55 and only about an hour late to work.

I'm on vacation today and the rest of the day will be spent pampering my guests. They love our babies and in fact adopted the brothers of my Muddy and Koko. I always have to check their luggage for cats on the way out the door.
post #13 of 29
Nothing today, but yesterday when I was in the dentist's office with my SO, an elderly lady with a cane was standing up because it was so crowded and the rude teens that were in there did'nt offer her a seat. I gave her mine and sat on the floor. Does that count?
post #14 of 29
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Nothing today, but yesterday when I was in the dentist's office with my SO, an elderly lady with a cane was standing up because it was so crowded and the rude teens that were in there did'nt offer her a seat. I gave her mine and sat on the floor. Does that count?
Yes it does! Very nice!
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2 View Post
Nothing today, but yesterday when I was in the dentist's office with my SO, an elderly lady with a cane was standing up because it was so crowded and the rude teens that were in there did'nt offer her a seat. I gave her mine and sat on the floor. Does that count?
That is exactly the little things that make people's day!
post #16 of 29
I cleaned up dad's dog's accident on the floor & am taking her for a vet exam/UTI check today.
post #17 of 29
Good thread, very POSITIVE. Positive thoughts travel! I offer to help get a jar or some other item on a high shelf in the grocery store for disabled people in wheelchairs. Lots of times they say 'no thankyou', but I can tell they love it when I ask.
post #18 of 29
Lovely thread

A rescued a baby bird from the middle of a busy street this morning. It was just sitting there smack dab in the middle.I was almost scared to stop at first, fear of getting hit- but strangely there were no cars in sight. I pulled over kind, hopped out and ran back to him/her. At first I thought it may have been hit, but after trying to grab him for the third time he finally remembered what his little wings were for, and flew away.
post #19 of 29
I did a good deed today

There was an elderly lady in front of my at the grocery store and she had a fair amount of groceries. The cashier asked her for her "Club Card" so she could get discounts on her purchase. She didn't have one, and she didn't want to take the time to fill out the form because she was in a hurry.

I asked if they could use my card (it gives a discount but no other benefits). The cashier said they would do that for her. So she ended up saving over $20.00 on her bill She was so thrilled!
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
I always have to check their luggage for cats on the way out the door.



I haven't been out of the house yet today, but yesterday, I returned some books to the library. The lady who took them found a bookmark I'd left in one and started to hand it back to me. It was an origami corner-flap bookmark I'd made out of a patterned foil paper, and she stopped and looked at it and exclaimed on what a neat design it was, so I gave it to her. Not much, but it made her happy!

Here's a good deed that is done for us every now and then, most recently a week ago: because of my father, we have a Purple Heart license plate on our car, and we often find that someone has left a note on our windshield thanking my father for his service to the country. We've saved them all over the years, and they really mean a lot to Papa!
post #21 of 29
I guess I kind of did a good deed at work with trying to help one of the weimers.
For those of you who dont know I work at a doggy day car. Macy was playing too rough like she always does, and got bit on the bump she had on her ear and started bleeding everywhere... She didnt even know she was hurt and just thought I was being mean to her or something by putting crap on her ear and applying pressure to it and having to hold her down! So my deed was returned with her biting my arm! Dumb dog... she really isnt the brightest crayon...
Oh and I made a costumers day by telling her that her dog was my absolute favorite dog that we have!
Thats about all I got, I guess that could count, if not, I will have to figure out something to do!
post #22 of 29
Ummmm I answered the phone when my Crazy Aunt called today Also took My friend and Step daughter to lunch...Not so good huh...I guess I need to do better tomorrow
post #23 of 29
My good deed was helping a friend at work get caught up so she doesn't have to work Labor Day. She's been extremely upset because she's been working so late she doesn't get to see her daughter or her husband before they go to bed these last 2 weeks. Her daughter calls her at work asking "Mommy, when will you be home?" and whatnot.

In order for us to "have" Labor Day off (is IS a company holiday though), we had to have our work caught up to at least the 4th. She works by herself doing Mercury Prep, whereas there are 4.5 of us working in Metals Prep. We're caught up to the 8th already so I helped her weigh out soils and pour waters and get her caught up so she can spend time with her family on Monday She always tells us about how her daughter is her best friend, and is having a hard time with her growing up so quickly, that I just want her to spend and enjoy her time with her. I've helped her everyday this past week actually to get ahead. (At the same time, I am learning her job so I can be her backup when she needs a day off!)
post #24 of 29
I didn't kill anyone at work today.
post #25 of 29
I let John buy a new Harley Davidson motorcycle today
post #26 of 29
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Kenz, tell me how that is a good deed?

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Originally Posted by megagene View Post
I didn't kill anyone at work today.
That is not a good deed - that's just following the law
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
Kenz, tell me how that is a good deed?
Because if I said no, he wouldn't have gotten it, it was my say that got the bike cuz I had to be a co-signer!

So, it was a good deed, I did something nice for him! LOL!
post #28 of 29
I always do a good deed every day for animals at the animal shelter where I volunteer. I love it and today I made a skiddish pit bull we have at the shelter named "Nilla" since she has the coloring as a Nila Wafer cookie you put in ice cream and stuff.

she came out of her shell. she put her nose up to me and almost kissed me and I put her back in her kennel and I told her I'd be right back and she did have her tail between her legs and when I came back to say hi she was wagging her tail so hi and looking at me like she was saying thank you for making me come out of my shell and that you guys are great.
post #29 of 29
I took a lady that works with me to the Apple Festival in town. She's older, all her children are all over the states (except the girl in the Marines over in Japan), and she really has no one in her life. She had a blast, and I carried her shopping bags for her.
That's all I have today.
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