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Good Deeds (Contest)
Friday, August 31st, 2018

UPDATE: The winners are…Peggy, Colleen, Debra, Jennifer, and Kelley!
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“Crown every passing day with some good action daily.” ~Martin Tupper

I collect quotes. I have for years. They provide me a daily affirmation. A rule to live by. Or simply inspiration to be a better me. I like this one because it reminds me that good deeds aren’t something you do when you feel like it, or when they are scheduled. As well, they don’t have to be large gestures.

For example, yesterday, I made my mother breakfast. The day before, I babysat the littlest one for my daughter. I don’t note when I do something nice for someone else, because I’m not doing it to receive praise, but because it’s a healthy way to live—good for my psyche. I’m not doing it because I want to earn my way into heaven or to earn points with the Powers That Be. Doing good deeds reminds me I’m part of the world, part of a family, someone needed. And I do know I’m appreciated.

So, my question for you today is what good deed will you do today? Or is there some small thing you did yesterday that you’d like to share? Fitting in good deeds in our busy, everyday lives can be a very easy thing to do!

Comment for a chance to win your choice of one of my short stories!

6 comments to “Good Deeds (Contest)”

  1. Peggy Harrington
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    · August 31st, 2018 at 10:04 am · Link

    Yesterday I wrote my brother who is recovering from a spinal injury. I phoned my Mom and we talked for over an hour. My Mom is 90 and lives on our farm with my niece…I miss her laughter, hugs and smiles. I miss my “little bro” despite our childhood rivalry πŸ˜‰πŸ€“
    Today I prayed for our troops and their families. I sent a friend, whose hubby is deployed, a virtual hug. She is holding down the homefront caring for their 4 children and trying to stay very busy.
    I counted my blessings, as I do everyday, giving special thanks for another day.
    Happy Friday everyone. PLEASE be safe this holiday weekend. Blessings. πŸ’«πŸ’ž



  2. Colleen C.
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    · August 31st, 2018 at 10:46 am · Link

    I help my nephew with his homework everyday, gave my mom’s dog a bath, made banana muffins to share…
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!



  3. Debra Guyette
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    · August 31st, 2018 at 2:10 pm · Link

    We allowed our daughter to borrow my car. After babysitting her adorable little guy, we had to drive 45 minutes to bring some keys as she locked them in the car. She did get to show him around her work and everyone fell in love with him. He is a red head.



  4. Jennifer Beyer
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    · August 31st, 2018 at 9:22 pm · Link

    I took my daughter to the mall to get a Build A Bear. It’s the last weekend of beach season so the traffic was a nightmare and I think they are kind of silly but she had the money saved so we braved the traffic and made it happen. The woman at Build A Bear that waited on us remembered my daughter from our visits (probably because I never let my daughter buy anything if she didn’t plan for the purchase in advance) and she was so excited that my daughter was able to get one of her Pokemon today! And now we start again saving for another one!



  5. Kelley Hopkins
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    · August 31st, 2018 at 10:39 pm · Link

    The good deed I will do tomorrow is I wash one of customer’s laundry for her. Her apartment doesn’t have washer or dryer. SO I do her laundry every Saturday and then I do her hair. πŸ˜€



  6. Delilah
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    · September 9th, 2018 at 12:22 pm · Link

    Ladies! Thanks for all your good deeds and sharing them with all of us!

    Now, go to the link for my short story page and choose a story you’d like to read. Be sure to send the title of that shorty to me at Delilah@delilahdevlin.com!!



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