Monday, December 17, 2007

Acts of Kindness

Well, today has been a very busy day and on a personal note, I have to post something in the "Small Business Tips" blog that really has nothing to do with business - but just being kind to others...

On November 10th, I made a vow to myself to make a positive change in my life to practice random acts of kindness. My vow was to do one good deed a day, no matter how trivial. I have been keeping track of those deeds in my calendar. Through a blogging group that I joined today Bloggers Unite, I decided to go ahead and post December deeds (as requested) in our blog:

12/1 Gave homeless woman $5.00
12/2 Took out my parents garbage (I know, it's a stretch - but it's the only good thing I did that day!)
12/3 Held the door for a woman with toddler and baby even though I was running late
12/4 Put change in the Easter Seals jar
12/5 Gave free advice on Craiglist to someone looking to hire somebody for SEO
12/6 Offered to help a stranger (they didn't take me up on it)
12/7 Put change in the breast cancer jar
12/8 Worked for free at my sisters store
12/9 Purchased two items while at the grocery store to put in the Second Harvest Food barrel
12/10 I didn't do anything today except work and take care of family (FAILED)
12/11 Put money in the Easter Seals jar
12/12 Gave free advice to someone with a less than desirable website on how to improve it
12/13 Helped my elderly neighbor bring in her groceries
12/14 Put money in the breast cancer jar
12/15 Went to my parents to watch a movie with them (again, another stretch as this was mostly for my own enjoyment because I adore them)
12/16 Put money in the Salvation Army bucket
12/17 Let guy in traffic go ahead of me even though I was running late

That's all I have for this month. Although they are small things, I'd like to believe I'm helping to make the world a better place in my own little way.


Gabriel said...

What you have been doing is really nice. It's also a good idea to keep track of the good things you do everyday. It's going to come in handy for those sad days or where your self esteem is low.

Great post, and good job!

Complete Business Systems said...

Thanks Gabriel!

I know it's just small things, but just think if we all started doing just one good thing per day to help brighten someone's day. It can change somebody's day as well as make us feel good. A win/win situation!

Joanne said...

This is great. It shows that focusing on being kind to others makes you aware of the opportunities available. This helps you make a concentrated effort to spread kindness. Just think, each kind act will more than likely be "paid forward" which exponentially will bring more kindness to the World. Great Job. Have a NICE day.

Complete Business Systems said...

Thanks for posting Imanniceperson! It would be great if we could all do just a little bit every day to help someone else. Did you see that movie "Pay it Forward"? I loved that movie!