Friday, December 12, 2008

One Good Deed

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon
it will be too late".
Waldo Emerson

The Raftery’s are starting our "New Year’s Resolutions" early this year. Why wait until January 1, 2009 when we have our “One Good Deed" idea now? We started today and are going to keep a record of our deeds to "remind" ourselves of our new commitment for the 2009 year.

Of course I already volunteer to assist with many different types of events and organizations now and some of them still help me in many ways!

So today’s good deed was to transport a neighbor/friend and her daughter to a doctors appointment because their family does not own a vehicle.

I encourage YOU, if you aren’t already practicing "One Good Deed" to begin today and please feel free to share your stories with me on my BLOG or email me at

"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you". John Wooden

Oh and since I am not unique in this "Good Deed" idea I decided to Google this topic and found a wealth of sites - these are the few I am sharing with you .

Stories of Good Deeds
NPR Listeners Share Tales of Kind Strangers, Acts of Generosity
by Susan Stamberg

Stop Child Abuse - Day of the Child


The Home for Little Wanderers - Boston Massachusetts



deed (d d)
1. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
2. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
3. Action or performance in general: Deeds, not words, matter most.
4. Law A document sealed as an instrument of bond, contract, or conveyance, especially relating to property.
tr.v. deed•ed, deed•ing, deeds
To transfer by means of a deed: deeded the property to the children.
[Middle English dede, from Old English d d; see dh - in Indo-European roots.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

1. something that is done
2. a notable achievement
3. action as opposed to words
4. Law a legal document, esp. one concerning the ownership of property [Old English dēd]
Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006


Main Entry: good deed
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: act of kindness
Synonyms: accommodation, aid, assistance, benevolence, courtesy, favor, good turn, help, kind deed, kindly act, kindness, special favor

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