Apr 27, 2009

Do Something

Back by popular demand! haha

Ok, we'll try this again! For details about Do Something, check out this post. Today, because my friend Jill posted a neat post about giving back to others, and because the Compassion India bloggers visited the home of Mother Teresa, the topic will be random acts of kindness.

Maybe you decide to take flowers to a nursing home or retirement facility, maybe it's leaving a thank you card for your postal delivery person, thanking them for bringing your mail each day, or taking time to talk to a stranger in need who you would have otherwise passed right by... Several years ago, after one of our tae kwon do classes, Master Lee encouraged all of us to call three of our former teachers to thank them for helping us get where we were. I mailed a card to one of mine and we still keep in touch to this day!

Maybe you set a goal of performing one random act of kindness each day, week, or month. With the busyness of life, it's so easy to overlook the small things that can actually be very deep and meaningful to someone else.

I challenge you to learn a little something new about Mother Teresa.

If you need some ideas on things to do, check out this blog.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

-Mother Teresa

In case you'd like for your act of kindness to be anonymous or if you're uncomfortable posting it, feel free to write about something different! I know that World Malaria Day has brought about some interesting posts lately and that is certainly something that deserves some attention. Feel free to write about anything you'd like! The idea behind Do Something Mondays is that we are jumping out of our comfort zones and reminding ourselves that it's not about us...do something for others, whether it's learning about a cause, helping a neighbor with groceries, or donating time or resources to a cause...

What will you do today?


Jill Foley said...

This is so good...I'm thinking, thinking, thinking!!!

I have several ideas of what I can do, but can't post about them until next week.

For example, on Friday, I'm giving a violin concert at my Grandma's nursing home in Illinois. And I'm thinking of having the girls make flower cards to hand out to residents.

So maybe next week, on Do Something Monday, I could link to a post of the concert?!?!

Or maybe I'll get around to doing a simple post of something this week...

Ali said...

aww nuts! I told you I would join in and I totally forgot! Guess I didn't do anything this Monday =( kinda ironic huh? I will do it next week, will make it a point! Wait, maybe that could be my thing that I am going to do....lol! I really do like this idea though, keep it up! =)

Abbie H. said...

Okay, so after the sickness and junk I totally didn't get around to being able to do this on Monday. I will, however, do it this week! :)

Autumn said...

Gin are you going to do the next study, Living Free? I'm in group 2 of Breaking Free, and it seems like everyone else knows you, and from what I've read, I've decided to follow you so I can know you too! (Jess aka Domestic Goddess is my niece, even though we're the same age. Am I right in assuming that you are GinSpaghetti?)

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub