A report about one summer morning when I found opportunities to reach out to others without any real planning or forethought.
Good Deed 1
Shopped local–at a corner lemonade stand. Two entrepreneurs (young women, mind you) were selling both pink and yellow lemonade for a quarter. Who can resist supporting future business women in their pursuits? I hit the brakes, turned around, and ordered up a round for everyone.
Good Deed 2
Invited someone to go ahead of me (and kiddos and full cart of groceries), despite my harried-hate-this-grocery-shopping mood. The guy carried a basket and looked relaxed enough, athletic enough to be enjoying a day off wakeboarding. He stared at my cart but didn’t move. Technically, he knew I won the race to this checkout, but I asked, “Would you like to go ahead?”
He looked from my cart to me … and smiled. And that’s when I thought, bingo. I did a good deed. Well, ain’t I awesome.
Good Deed 3
Bought “thinking of you” cards for five family friends while shopping. Even better … I resisted any further (and usual) procrastination. I moved those cards from the bag to my desk, addressed and stamped them, and set them out for the mail carrier before I unpacked the Triscuts and Cheerios. Done.