A Year of Doing Good by Judith O’Reilly

A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds. by Judith O'ReillyA Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year’s Resolution, 365 Good Deeds. by Judith O’Reilly

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read about this book a while a go, then entered a competition to try to win a copy, finally I got my book! It is a true inspiration, written with humour and honesty. It is not pious or in your face, it’s about everyday human life. The day I started reading it I began writing down any good deeds I had done that day, it’s not easy it often requires effort, but at other times you can surprise yourself with the ease of doing something good for others. Having now finished, I intend to hunt out a jam jar and start filling it, either with a coin a day or what I can afford. I urge you to read this book and improve your life and the life of others. A Brilliant book Judith!


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Come back tomorrow and read my own attempts to do a good deed a day,  I’m learning everyday about how people see your deed and how I sometimes feel after my deed has been done.

Update your life!

Yay it’s Friday! How are all the New Years resolutions going? Recently I posted about never starting mine on the 1st of January as I give up too soon. Two weeks ago I started doing 15 mins on the exercise bike everyday, it’s not much but it’s what I could commit to. I’m really chuffed to say that I’ve kept going everyday. So this morning, doing my usual challenge of beginning on an odd day of the week, I upped the exercising to 20 mins, nearly killed me but I did it!

Another challenge that I set myself, was to complete 1200 words everyday of my sequel to Talk of the Playground. Last night after a day of author editing I proudly sent it off for a bit more of a vigorous edit.

I can’t believe how lucky I am to being doing a job that I really love. It’s only a part of my life but I look forward to all the writing, blogging, tweeting and marketing that goes with the territory. It’s led to my book reviews which are now being published, the February issue of Fleet Life is due out any day now with my next set of reviews and they want to set a date for an interview.

So back to you, my readers, how about a challenge? Send me a list of 3 items which make you smile right now with a reason why they bring that smile to your face. (I’m sure you’ll keep it clean!)

Happy thoughts!