12 Days for Good
Alongside 11 other “do-gooders” in the KW community, I have committed to putting aside the hustle and bustle of the season and focus on the needs of my neighbours.
The premise is simple – do one kind and unexpected act every day. This is not just a random act of kindness, although it could be part of it, but it is an intentional and deliberate choice to give up time, resources and love for others.
Each day has a simple theme that the deed is focused around.
It is not something that is isolated to the 12 do-gooders but extends across the community to anyone who wants to be involved in the event. Simply visit the website, click the button and begin sharing your acts of good over the next 12 days.
Giving back has been something that has been sorely lacking for me in 2013. It has been a bit of a journey, manoeuvring a lot of new, difficult and adult problems that can leave me focused on my own needs and wants.
I am claiming 2014 the year of giving back and I want to start it now. I have a lot of exciting plans in motion for the new year that help develop the spirit of giving, uncomfortably with other’s suffering and gratefulness for what I have.
House of Friendship is a beautiful place to serve as they annually serve over 42,000 women, men, youth and children living on low income. They also give addiction, housing, family, community and residential services.
I am excited to be coming alongside such a passionate group of people who are making such a beautiful and lasting impact on our community.
Join me over the next 12 days and DO GOOD in your community. Follow my journey on the blog, twitter and Facebook and share what you are doing as well! Follow all the other do-gooders on the 12 Days For Good website and House of Friendship’s twitter feed.
Let’s do good!
Day 1: Today, I am spending lunch break delivering food hampers to the hungry and needy neighbours in our community. Although I am not sharing a meal with them, I am spending the time I would spend eating, sharing food with them, creating a spirit of equality.
What was your good deed today?