A few months ago, I wrote a blog about a book of 365 good deeds that I picked up from Anthropologie. The link is here:
I got off track and haven’t been doing deeds according to the book necessarily, but I have been doing random ones every now and then. I thought maybe I would, at first, do the deeds in order, but then I had a little flick through the book and realized some, on certain days, appealed to me more than others. So that’s what I’ll do, from now on.
Something I noticed with this book is a lot of the deeds aren’t just about generosity towards others; but also about showing kindness toward myself. I can be quite mean to myself sometimes, so those particular good deeds may definitely come in handy.
I mentioned briefly a few blogs ago that I’d finally gotten my driver’s license, after putting it off for about 8 years due to my dislike of being in the driver’s seat. After having learned that I’d passed, my instructor walked me inside and started getting my license ready to print. He asked if I wanted to be an organ donor. I didn’t even think about it; I said yes.
I’d previously given it some thought and figured if something should happen to me, God forbid, there’s no reason perfectly usable organs should go to waste if I won’t be needing them. So there’s one of my good deeds. And it’s there in bright red letters on my license as a reminder. I also became a bone marrow donor when I was in university; they recently sent me an updated donor card. I don’t think marrow donation is in the good deeds book, but let’s just pretend.
Something else I’ve been wanting to do is re-join the American Red Cross as a volunteer. I started when I was 14 and haven’t been active in years. I attended orientation last night, and I’ll be contacted soon about setting up an interview. I’m excited about this, I’d love to feel like I’m actually helping people who need assistance. I’m particularly interested in helping out with disaster relief and blood drives, but I’d be open to any opportunity to lend a hand. So there’s three deeds right there. Many more to go.