Saturday, January 7, 2012
A Year of Good Things
Pip from Meet Me at Mikes is running a Year of Good Things Project. I think this is a great thing to do and introduces a wonderful guiding principle into our lives. I think we all do Good Things everyday, we just don't take note of them. Initially, I thought being in a project like this would require a significant amount of effort but I don't think that is the case. So I am going to join in but won't be blogging about this daily - now that sounds like far too much effort. It also set me thinking about whether Good Things can be negated by Bad Things; ie. Good Thing 6/366 was getting up at 5.30am on a day off to go to the gym. The Bad Thing was on the way home buying a Wagon Wheel (chocolately, marshmallowy thing) to have for morning tea. Then another Good Thing was not giving in to cravings for a hamburger with the lot for lunch. So two Good Things wipe out the bad thing? Interesting.
Anyway, thinking about the best Good Thing for the week, that would have to be:
4/366: spotting dog reported missing by a neighbour, following it but when not able to catch it, letting locals know about it, then reporting whereabouts back to neighbour (who hopefully has got it back by now)
For: Previously unknown resident of our street.
Stos's best Good Thing for the week was taking an elderly neighbour shopping this morning. He is a very Good person.
And the relevance of the picture above? That's my nephew E, who is a very Good Thing for our family.