Good Intentions

Good IntentionsThe minute you become conscious that you are doing good, that's the minute you have to stop because from then on it's wrong.  ~Paula Fox...more

Thirty for Thirty Bucket List – 30 Acts of Kindness Upon 30 Years

I recently celebrated a milestone, my 30th birthday. When I look back and reminisce over my life, a constant theme ...more
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We should always be doing it.

There are some people who will read this post and think that I am being ungrateful or rude or somehow trying to be offensive to everyone who has so willingly and wonderfully helped Moore since the tornadoes. Those people are wrong. I am not discounting a single donation, volunteer, or person who tried to help in the wake of this tragedy. I feel incredibly blessed that benefit concerts were held, donations poured in, volunteers spent their time, effort, and money helping my neighbors to the south in Moore....more

Kill Them With Kindness

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple...more

“Do good – and throw it in the sea”

“What you give is what you get”, or some variation thereof, is one of the most-common expressions we encounter in our lives about the consequences of our actions. This idea gives the impression that when we act virtuously we get an equal helping of good in return, and accordingly, our acts of cruelty eventually “come back around” to bite us. Yet the reward-punishment equation is not as simple as this expression may suggest because in fact, the recompense of our good deeds is far greater than the reprisal for our bad deeds. ...more

Sowing Good Seeds this Christmas - Real Values for the Holidays

We all tell our children to be kind to others. To treat others as we want to be treated. To be considerate and compassionate of others. And yet, we still fight the "me" mentality and struggle to convey what giving gifts symbolizes. Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, or just the season has simply become a way for kids to get goodies and adults stretched so thin between engagements, they can't wait for the season to slow down. I got to thinking that this season isn't about what I am going to buy, wrap, or get; it needs to be about what I am going to do....more

I think the kindness list might be the best gift I can give my son this year. I have to admit, ...more

Motherly Advice

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  ~Anne Frank   If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.  ~Mother Teresa   ...more

My Unmonsterish Halloween - Day 96 of ONE GOOD DEED

  Geez, remember how far in advance you got Halloween costumes when you were little? How many times you tried it on (store bought or handmade) beforehand? And then, the biggest worry of all: Would your parents make you wear a sweater over it? So here was my promise to myself today: to comment on the costume of every kid I saw. I’d already had some practice about six weeks ago, when a little girl came into the store in a Supergirl costume, shiny red skirt and all....more

My Theory on "Too Late to Ask" - Day 74 of the One Good Deed quest

 You know how you learn when you’re a kid that we only use 10% of our brain, but that scientists believe there’s huge potential for that other, unused 90%? I have long insisted that there’s a part of that dormant brain – and it gets bigger and bigger the older you get – which I like to call “Too Late to Ask.” You know the section of your noggin I mean. It’s stuff you knew, but now you’ve forgotten.  So you wind up asking yourself questions like:...more

Those who can, teach - Day 70 of One Good Deed

 Oh, this day really didn’t look like it was going to turn around....more