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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.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Compassionate listening

Lounging in bed this morning, my girlfriend R and I were talking when I suddenly noticed she was crying. She felt terribly embarrassed about something she did the night before. I was surprised because I thought it wasn't worth a shrug, but she was actually crying. I didn't know what to say, so I just listened and held her tight. I let her get her feelings out without feeling rushed or judged.

ONE GOOD DEED: Practice compassionate listening with R.

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