Welcome to my weekly update in my year long challenge to do one Good Deed a day for a year. I didn’t start this on the 1st of January, I began on the 16th April, the day I began reading “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly. So I’ve a few weeks more to go to complete my year. Along the way I’ve met some great people and I’ve made some great discoveries about myself.
December 15th – 3 Good Deeds today! I loaned a friend a book, helped my Mum with a couple of computer issues and I’ve written a Christmas card to someone that I have neglected for several years. Still trying to get my interview with Judith O’Reilly off the ground have sent her a lovely e-mail, hoping we can get it sorted soon.
December 16th – At school today it was the dress rehearsal for the infants Nativity play, so I helped dress, lambs, Kings, a Donkey and a Christmas pudding to name but a few, They all looked so sweet dressed up. Good news, Judith replied and promised to get on with the interview answers for us, fingers crossed!
December 17th – Nipped back to school to help the children get dressed for the actual Nativity play today in front of all their Mums and Dads, boy were they excited! Tidied up all their clothes and turned them right-side out ready for when they get changed later. Rushed into town after work for a few last minute presents and made a donation to a street busker. Good Deeds received, had lots of thanks for a guest writer interview that I posted today. if you missed it here is the link to meet Scott Fivelson. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-2Xr
December 18th – It was well into the afternoon today and I hadn’t found a good deed to do today, Oh I’d posted my Christmas book on the blog, but nothing else was offering itself to me. I voiced my concerns to the children as we were driving along and they suggested I try and find another road user that I could perhaps be extra considerate to, alas the road was empty! Then when we reached the junction at a busy bridge a lone car came into view, I was able to safely wait and allow him to cross at the turning before me when really it was my right of way, a desperate deed!
December 19th – I’m reading a book for a view all about Gransnet. If you’ve heard about Mumsnet, an online community with invaluable advice for Mums, then you may be interested to know that Gransnet was launched in 2011 and they’ve just brought out a book called The New Granny’s Survival Guide. I must say it’s great reading, full of fun advice and warnings, I’m not a granny, but it also has advice on the mother-in-law/ daughter-in-law relationships which is also useful. Also I’ve been preparing some edible gifts ready to take with me to a Christmas party on Friday.
December 20th – Yay! Donated money to a homeless person whilst out this morning. Off out to a party this evening, taking edible gifts as well as Christmas presents.
December 21st – Just got back from visiting relatives and delivering Christmas presents. Took along some old photographs, books and pictures which we have found and spent a whole afternoon bringing back lots of memories. Read an article in the local StarCourier Newspaper about a book co-written by local author Jenny Elliott-Bennett called “Writers For Animals”, the book contains 20 short stories, all proceeds go to Animal sanctuaries in the UK check out the book here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com Tweeted about it to help spread the word.
And today’s Good Deed to join in with is… Give away 10% of the contents of your purse today with love, blessings and no regrets, to someone during this season of Good Will.
Great week Rosie. I’d been wondering about the interview with Judith O’R, glad it’s still on – I’m looking forward to that:-) And I just LOVE your desperate driving Good Deed, and the way you involve the kids – made me smile. Have a wonderful magical Christmas Rosie, and thanks so much for all the blessings and friendship you’ve brought to my year…a gift that keeps on giving for sure:-) Love and hugs, Harula xxxx
Aww, Thanks Harula, I can now tell you that Judith will be out guest on Sunday 5th January, glad the kids came through for me and I didn’t embarrass them!