I don’t make New Years Resolutions. Oh sure, I’ve tried to make this list of things I’d do perfectly starting on the first day January, but as soon as I didn’t do something perfectly, I’d tear the entire list up. After all, if you can’t do things perfectly, you’ve obviously broken your resolve. This year, I’m changing a few things up by participating in the 100 Good Deeds Challenge.
What if, instead of making these self-serving resolutions, there was a movement launched where we all pledged to do good deeds? Would that trickle down via our blog into our social media networks and out to the world at large? Let’s face it, we all have good intentions. We all want to do good things. But we get caught up in our lives, worrying about the little things which don’t amount to a hill of beans and forget there’s a whole big world out there, aching for attention.
How far can we take this idea of doing good deeds? Well, we’re going to find out. This could be a bust, but if just one person commits to doing just one good deed because they read this post, or saw something I have shared online, it’s all worthwhile.
I reminding myself to do my good deeds during this time of forgotten resolutions by wearing the 1GD Bracelet. This bracelet gives me 100 chances to be grateful I can do something for others. Just like the Boy Scout walking little old ladies across this street, wearing this bracelet is my pledge and reminder that I am something more than my inner neurosis.
And that’s it. Doing a good deed isn’t something to brag about. It’s about the joy it brings to you personally. What I can do is move the ring on my 1GD Bracelet closer to the button as a reminder and one day, I don’t need to wear the bracelet to remind me to do a good deed. It will be ingrained.
Want to know more about the 1GD bracelets and the 100 Good Deeds project?
Designed by Mary Fisher, author, artists and AIDS advocate, the 100 Good Deeds bracelet is both a fashion statement and a cause. This non-profit provides economic and educational opportunities to women and girls across Africa and elsewhere. Proceeds from 1GD bracelets are reinvested in the program to provide more women and girls with more training in more countries.
The 1GDracelets are made by vulnerable women who’ve been trained in Uganda, India, Indonesia, Zambia, South Africa,Rwanda, IniInand Haiti. This project gives a women a way to support their families through earnings, while empowering them to also contribute to good deeds around the world.
To join the #DeedADay movement, share one of these images on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest using the hashtag #DeedADay and tagging the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet.
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Disclosure: In lieu of compensation, I was gifted a 100 Good Deeds bracelet to wear as a daily reminder of my commitment to doing good deeds for others.