This is my weekly update on my challenge to do at last 1 Good Deed a day for a year. I follow in the footsteps of Judith O’Reilly who was the inspiration for this project. I read her book “A Year of Doing Good” and began my own diary of deeds on the day I began her book. On this journey I’ve met a wonderful friend call Harula who has joined me on a yearly challenge of her own. Her own weekly list of deeds is its own inspiration to me and today I’m going to follow her example of recording Good deeds given to me as well as the deeds I do for others, where I can show my huge appreciation and gratitude for gifts others give to me and make my life a richer experience.
October 6th – Gave some money to a diabetes charity collection at the shops, then headed over and helped my Mum pick apples this week. Good deed returned: Mum filled a basket with tomatoes, beans, fresh eggs and pears for us to enjoy.
October 7th – A quiet day today and just a book review. Good deeds returned: A friend has organised an evening out for us next week and has offered to do the driving too.
October 8th – Finished reading a brilliant book today, written and sent off the review to the author, but you’ll have to wait a while for it to appear on the blog. Oh ok, I’ll tell you the title. “Death of the Mad Hatter” by Sarah Pepper. Sent off my November copy of Rosie’s Book Reviews to the Fleet Life editor. Good deeds received: Had an abundance of thanks for taking the time to fit in a last minute book review for the November Issue.
October 9th – Another book review today, this one was for Johnny Worthen and his book “Beatrysel”. Good Deeds received, Johnny was thrilled with the post, he intended to spread it far and wide, and he agreed to come back and be our guest for an author interview in a few weeks time.
October 10th – Today I’ve posted a guest author interview for Serena Faifax. May she benefit from the extra promotional exposure.
October 11th – Bought a new eco-friendly shopping bag to replace one that I’ve had for years, but is now wearing out. This will help reduce the number of plastic bags I’m offered. Also gave some money for a children’s Hospice appeal.
October 12th – Time with the family today, so just a book review post, sharing tweets and supporting other bloggers. Am reading more books for reviews all the while.