Friday, August 28, 2009

Six, Not Even Close to Done!

Help Someone

We all have the opportunity to help someone, sometimes we are just too distracted to act. Have you ever been rushing somewhere and notice a person looking lost and in need of some good direction? How about the person with too many bags and too many items in their bags? Did you rush by trying not to make eye contact? Only to feel ashamed or regretful for not having helped?

We all have many opportunities to lend a helping hand, why not seize the chance to act? Next time, leave early, this will give you the extra few minutes you need to make a difference.

How about just holding the door open for someone?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Only Five!

Find a Single Parent

Find a a single parent (Preferably someone you have met at least a few times. If you don't know any, meet some. Start in a group setting.) and ask them, "how can I help you?" They will be pleasantly surprised and you may be too.

Let me know what's happening.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Four and Counting

Buy Extra

Buy something extra on purpose. This will give you the opportunity and the supplies to give to your neighbor or favorite food bank. You might even stop at the food bank on your way home. Concentrate on things that have a very long shelf life but are always needed.
The challenge begins tell me your highs and lows.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Three to Get Ready

Pay for someone.

Pay for someone's groceries, lunch, utility bill, whatever comes to you in the situation. Get creative. I know you can think of 100 ways just on this point alone.

Here's my personal experience: I was at the airport and in a hurry (but of course!) and very hungry. I stopped at a eatery to get something to eat before boarding on my flight. My credit card was declined! I was embarrassed and didn't know what to do. A lady behind me in line offered to pay for my lunch! I thanked her and asked for her information, (I wanted repay her) she refused. She said, "just do the same for someone one else." Wow, that blew me away. I have never forgot her kindness either.

So there is my story please, tell me yours!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Coming in at Number Two!


Yes I said it. I feel so good when I smile at someone, and I will bet you felt good when someone smiled at you. So please, let me know. What has a smile done for you lately?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Most important or most compelling?

Let's start with the why and the how of this blog.

I want to start a communication that would challenge and encourage each of us to think and act like a good neighbor. First I want to define "good neighbor" and find out what you (the general populus) is thinking and why. This might also help someone who is at a loss for doing something constructive in this sometimes destructive society.

The first thing I thought of was to say "Thank You".

Simple I know, but so powerful.

Now I want to invite you to add to my blog. Send me your thoughts, examples or experiences that made you think, wow, now that is a good deed (or good neighbor). Thank you for your help with starting my first blog.