What's going on here?

I've made a commitment: to do one good deed per day. Large or small, it doesn't matter. Self-sacrificing or not, extraordinary or mundane, it doesn't matter. Just one thing every day, that's all.

The more I do good, the better I feel about myself. Truly, to benefit others is to benefit yourself. I hope this journal may inspire others who also yearn to do good. So join me on this journey, if you will, and think about the difference you can make in your own life.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My friend's poem

Today was a day of contemplation. I woke to a clear morning, and went outside to sit in the snow for a while. Later I researched various forms of depth psychology, and under the same impulse wrote a musing on the foundations of religions. At various points I went outside to stretch, and watched the weather change from clear to blizzard-like, and back to clear again. Just now the stars came out and twinkled around the waxing moon.

I picked up some trash on my walks, but today's deed would have to be critiquing a friend's poem. Creative works are important to all of us, vital to well-being. I was happy to help my friend out. He's supported me quite a bit in the last few months.

The world is good. ;-)

ONE GOOD DEED: Offer constructive criticism on a friend's poem.


  1. Hello Brandon,

    I love the idea both of this site and of your goal of one good deed per day. So simple, but so huge too! I work for UniversalGiving, and I wanted to thank you for including a link to our site. Hopefully we can all help each other to spread more good deeds!

    Best wishes,
    Cheryl Mahoney

  2. Hi Brandon,

    I'd like to join Cheryl in congratulating you for this wonderful idea and wishing you luck in your endeavor. I will be following you with interest. You might also want to check out GreatNonprofits (www.greatnonprofits.org). We allow those with personal experience with a charity, such as volunteers and clients served, to review the organization so others will know what an impact the charity is having. It's a great way to inspire and enable people to do good!

    Shari Ilsen

  3. Thank you, Shari. I've added your link on this page, as well as at the google group Polytheist Charity.

  4. It is good to know that there are still some good people out there like you. I know a site where you can post the good deeds that you did. Visit http://www.aglobaltribe.com/