Some estimates suggest that nearly 40% of Americans make at least one New Year’s resolution; most of those resolutions are for self-improvement. What if you could make a resolution that would not only improve your life but also improve the lives of those around you, and possibly impact someone halfway around the world? Have you considered pledging to perform 100 “good deeds” in 2015 or purchasing a 100 Good Deeds bracelet? Wear a 100 Good Deeds bracelet as a reminder to keep your resolution to perform 100 good deeds in 2015.
Mary Fisher created the 100 Good Deeds bracelets after meeting Thomas Morgan, who is the founder of the 100 Good Deeds game. The bracelets serve a dual purpose: they empower vulnerable women by creating a source of income for them, and to inspire the person wearing the bracelet to perform good deeds. The women are from Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda, Haiti, India, and even as close as New York. When you purchase a 100 Good Deeds bracelet you are making a socially-responsible fashion statement. When you perform a good deed, you move the rubber stopper over one bead.
Ideas for 100 good deeds:
1. Tape money to the front of a vending machine or insert extra coins to surprise someone with a free afternoon snack or drink. These are especially sweet in hospital waiting areas where individuals are visiting or helping to care for a sick loved one.
2. Don’t let those extra coupons expire! If you get high value coupons for items and you won’t use them, leave them in front of the product at the store. For individuals on a tight budget, every penny counts.
3. Clean out your pantry and closets to donate to a local food bank or shelter.
4. Ask for a “wish list” from your favorite nonprofit organization and try to purchase or locate much needed items.
5. Add change to parking meters that are expiring.
6. Anonymously leave a favorite snack at a coworkers desk.
7. Pay for coffee or lunch for person behind you in the drive-thru.
8. Volunteer time at any nonprofit or community service agency
9. Cook dinner for, or take dinner to, a family or individual.
10. Remember to say things like hello, please, thank you, excuse me, and goodbye when you have a chance. You can change someone’s day by just saying hello.
I don’t think any of my suggestions are grand gestures. I tried to keep them simple and easy to accomplish. One of my New Year’s resolutions will be to complete 100 good deeds in 2015. Even if you can’t commit to performing 100 good deeds, can you perform a handful throughout the year? Do you have any suggestions for 100 good deeds? I would love to hear about the good deeds you perform!
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Disclaimer: I was gifted a 100 Good Deeds bracelet for my review, however all opinions contained herein are entirely my own.